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Signed: Melanie C to Various Artists, Rich Amiri to Internet Money

Other artist signings this week: Country supergroup The Frontmen to BMG/BBR Music Group, Greylan James to BMLG and more.

This is Signed, a new biweekly column that rounds up artist signings at labels, agencies, management companies and more.

Melanie Chisholm, better known as Melanie C aka “Sporty Spice” of the Spice Girls, joined the roster of management company Various Artists for global representation; her U.S. agent at the firm is Matt Luxon. According to a press release, Melanie C has co-written a total of 11 No. 1 singles in the U.K. Her booking agent in the U.S. is Marty Diamond of Wasserman Music, while her booking agent in the U.K. is Alex Hardee, also of Wasserman Music.


Boston rapper Rich Amiri (“Walk In,” “Poppin” featuring Lil Tecca) signed with 10K Projects imprint Internet Money Records (founded by Taz Taylor) which released his new album, EVOLUTION, on March 17. Amiri is represented by manager Nissim Hershkowits at After Life Presents and MAC Agency for booking.

The Frontmen — a country band comprised of Richie McDonald, formerly of Lonestar, Tim Rushlow, formerly of Little Texas, and Restless Heart‘s Larry Stewart — signed with BMG/BBR Music Group, which will release new music from the band this year in addition to re-recorded versions of the members’ greatest hits outside the group. The trio also signed with Marc Oswald and Charlie Pennachio at Oswald Entertainment Group for management, Kaleb Tooker and Greg Janese at UTA for booking, Don Murry Grubbs at Absolute Publicity and business manager Clyde Bright.


Singer-songwriter Greylan James signed with BMLG Records, which released his brand new track, “Undermine,” on Friday (March 24). He’s also represented by Brandon Morlock, Will Hitchcock and Clinlt Highem at Morrish Highamm Management and Kevin Meads at WME in Nashville.

Lo-fi/R&B/electronica producer/drummer Ian Ewing signed with Nettwerk Music Group, which released his debut EP, Second Summer, on Friday (March 24). Another EP is slated to roll out in April. He’s managed by Paul George at Podwall Entertainment.


Country singer/songwriter Coby Hibbard (“Dying Breed”) signed a development deal with Droptine Recordings, which released his latest song, “Looking Back Now,” in February.

Electronic pop artist Daniel Allan‘s recently launched C-corp Daniel Allan Entertainment — which owns Allan’s IP, streaming, touring and Web3 income — raised a $1 million seed round to support the next stage of his career. The round was led by Coop Records with support from Palm Tree Crew Crypto, Noise DAO, Woodstock DAO and Fire Eyes DAO as well as several angel investors. Allan is represented by manager Delfina Glover and agent Phil Quist at CAA.


Austin-based “swamp-pop”/soul band Shinyribs signed with Hardcharger and Blue Élan Records, which will release the group’s upcoming album, Transit Damage, on July 14. Led by Kevin Russell, the band is represented by manager Rick Pierik at Nine Mile and booking agent Jon Folk at Red 11.

Nashville-based artist Stephen Wilson Jr. signed to Big Loud Records, which released his debut EP, bon aqua. He additionally signed with managers Alicia Jones at ALJ MGMT and Jordy Dettmer at Range Media Partners. His booking agents are Brett Saliba and Lance Roberts at UTA.


Sydney-based producer/multi-instrumentalist Skeleten (born Russell Fitzgibbon) signed to 2MR, which released his latest track, “Teenage of the Year” — a reworking of the song by Lo-Tel. He’s represented by Lucy Beaver of Melange Management; Matthew Thompson is his agent for Australia and New Zealand.

Country singer/songwriter Shelly Fairchild signed with Kill Rock Stars, which released her latest track, a cover of Loretta Lynn‘s “Fist City” with Shamir; she is currently at work on an album. She’s managed by Rochelle Shipman.


Artist/producer Trevor Horn (The Buggles) signed with PPL for the international collection of his neighboring rights royalties. Horn is managed by Paul Crockford at Crockford Management (paul@crockfordmanagement.com).

Australian/English pop artist Mereki signed with BMG, which released her debut solo album, Death of a Cloud, on Friday (March 24). Her project leads at BMG are Cydni Lynott and Ariana Rendon; she’s managed by David Zonshine at DH Systems.


Former The Voice contestant Rachel Mac signed with Capitol Christian Music Group. Mac is managed by Jonathan Sell and Carter Hammond at UEG.

Los Angeles-based artist Lauren Early signed with Danger Collective Records for her debut LP, Don’t Take My Dream Away, which is due out May 19.