Interscope Records Signs Ben Platt
Platt will have the opportunity to sign and develop talent for a new imprint.
Ben Platt signs with Interscope Records, both for his own recordings and a deeper relationship that will enable the award-winning entertainer to operate an imprint, Billboard can exclusively reveal.
Currently, Platt is working on new music which will be released through Interscope at an unconfirmed future date.
“Ben is an extraordinary artist in every way,” comments John Janick, chairman and CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M, in a statement. “He’s as comfortable on a Broadway stage as he is headlining Madison Square Garden. We’re so excited to have him on the label and are looking forward to working with him and his team on his future releases.”
The Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award-winning singer and actor has two full-length solo albums to his name, 2019’s Sing To Me, which peaked at No. 18 on the Billboard 200; and 2021’s Reverie, which reached No. 84 on the chart.
Set to be announced Thursday (May 11), the new arrangement is an extension to an alliance which has included the Dear Evan Hansen OST, released in 2021 via Interscope. Platt won the Tony Award for best actor in a musical for his performance in the titular role and went on to reprise his role in the Universal film adaptation.
In a joint-statement, Platt pays tribute to Interscope’s Janick, Steve Berman, Sam Riback, Michele An and the entire team as “wonderful, deeply creative collaborators on our Parade and Theater Camp albums, and I so look forward to teaming up on my next solo record and on many projects of all kinds to come.”
Details remain sketchy on Platt’s imprint, for which the artist will have the opportunity to sign and develop talent.
“I’m thrilled for Ben’s future recorded music to be coming out on Interscope, a label known for its roster of culture moving iconic artists,” enthuses Platt’s manager, Adam Mersel. “We’re looking forward to working alongside John, Steve Berman and the entire IGA team on the next phase of Ben’s career.”