Producer and signer Channel Six signed with RCA Records in cooperation with Good fashion. The label, which just released Tres’ new single “No Limit,” will release his album Real cultural crap this fall. The “Compton house” singer is currently on tour in North America.
VR concert platform AmazeVR, which recently produced Megan Thee stallion‘s VR concert tour, raised $17 million in new investment, with the option for additional investors to join the current fundraising round. Including the $15 million bridge round the company raised in 2021, AmazeVR’s current Series B raise is $32 million. The company plans to use the new funding to expand partnerships with artists, artist management companies, labels, publishers and agencies, along with hiring more AI engineers, Unreal Engine engineers and VFX artists. It is preparing to launch its music metaverse service across all major VR app stores in the first half of next year, with a range of artists including Megan Thee Stallion.
Songfincha platform that allows customers to collaborate with professional songwriters and artists to create custom songs, announced a $17 million Series A funding round led by Valor Siren Ventureswith participation from existing investors Capital of Corazon. The company, which has now raised $21.8 million to date, will use the funds to continue to scale its core product and expand its internal team.
Capitol Music Group signed boy band Travis Japan, who will make their international debut with a global release from the label on Oct. 28. The group has previously appeared in a few US-based reality shows: The world of dance and America’s Got Talentwhere they advanced to the semi-finals.
TuneCore expanded its payment methods in Southeast Asia through a partnership with a financial technology platform Ayden. The company has now launched localized payment methods in Indonesia (Dana, with GoPay coming soon), the Philippines (Gcash) and Vietnam (MoMo). TuneCore will be rolling out the program to other countries and regions in the coming months.
WME signed Japanese pop supergroup SG5 — consisting of Sayaka, Rurui Rui, Miyuu and Kaede — for global representation. The group will be represented by Ben Totis and David Bradley. SG5 is jointly led by LDH Japan and Three Six Zero, while songwriter and producer Blood pop serves as the group’s executive producer and co-creative director. SG5 is an official collaboration with the brand Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon.
Warner music Latina and Lionz, LLC (part of music-focused artist development company The Lionz Collective) launched a joint record label to turn Barranquilla, Colombia’s rising stars into household names. The company is managed by Lionz executives Humberto “Humby” Viana, Brian Harrison Alvarez and Dario Jose “DJ Dari” Insignares. On Warner Music Latina’s side, the partnership is spearheaded Alejandro Duquepresident of Warner Music Latin America, and Hector Ruben RiveraWarner Music Latina’s senior vice president and head of A&R. – Griselda Flores
Newly formed Dreamcatcher artistsa full-service record label under the Dreamcatcher Entertainment Group banner with global distribution by Stem, has signed Tenille Arts — already a client of Dreamcatcher Management — for a label deal. Dreamcatcher also acquired Arts’ entire catalog and will release his new single “Jealous of Myself” in the near future.
Country singer Alan Cooper signed with Jarrod Holley and Chris Kappy on Make Wake Artists for management and agent Morgan Kenney on WME. Recently announced as part of the lineup for next year’s Stagecoach festival, Cooper is ramping up for a headlining tour this fall. His music is distributed through Cooped Up Records, which he co-founded Victoria Shaw; his legal representative is Meredith Billings at Keller Turner Andrews & Ghanem.
Position music and Heave music jointly signed hip-hop artist Blackway (“What’s Up Danger” with Black caviar“Heavyweight”) to a global recording and co-release deal.
Massachusetts duo Beautiful ghost signed with Network, who recently released their new single “Heaven Isn’t Long For You.” The label will release the duo’s third full-length album next summer.
Nashville-based management company Homestead Musicc signed singer-songwriter Madeline Merlotwinner of NBC’s Songland. She released her EP SLIDE via BBR Music Group/Wheelhouse Records on Friday (September 23).
Music metaverse gaming platform PIXELYNXfounded by Joel Zimmerman (deathmau5) and Richie Hawtin (Plastic man), the collaboration with creator messages and CRM platform Layla for drop notifications and fan engagement. The companies will collaborate to implement Laylo’s full audience management suite and bring its customized creator messaging and drop platform to artists, creators and brands in ELYNXIRthe debut game from PIXELYNX, launching later this year.
Singer-songwriter Andrea Silvawhich appears as Loyal Lobossigned to Saban music groupwho recently released his new single “Bummed.”