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Avril Lavigne Announces Signing to Travis Barker’s DTA Records

In the midst of a prolonged pop-punk revival, Avril Lavigne has signed a label deal with DTA Records, which is run by one of the movement’s main players: Travis Barker.

“Let’s f–k s–t up!” Lavigne posted on Wednesday (Nov. 3), in an Instagram caption of a shot of her alongside Barker. “Just signed a record contract to Travis Barker’s record label DTA Records! Should I drop my first single next week?”

DTA Records was launched in late 2019 by the Blink-182 drummer as a joint venture with Elektra Records. The label has served as both a home for rising acts like jxdn and Caspr, as well as a hub for Barker’s collaborations across hip-hop and rock.


Lavigne’s last album, Head Above Water, was released through BMG in 2019. Last week, Lavigne performed at Barker’s House of Horrors concert special, which also included Machine Gun Kelly and his Blink-182 bandmate Mark Hoppus.

“Grow,” a Willow song featuring both Lavigne and Barker, was released on her album Lately I Feel Everything album in July. Lavigne also released the Mod Sun collaboration “Flames” earlier this year.

See Lavigne’s post below.