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8th-Grade Metal Band Signs Record Deal With Sony

Unlocking the Truth could be reap nearly $1.8M

(Newser) - Their voices only recently dropped, but that didn't keep a hot new metal band from signing a record deal with Sony. All three members of Unlocking the Truth will be starting eighth grade next year, but in addition to their two-album contract (with an option for at least another... More »

Kid With Voice of Whitney Houston Cuts Record Deal

Lin Yu-chun wowed with version of 'I Will Always Love You'

(Newser) - The young man whose rendition of I Will Always Love You on a Taiwanese talent show recalled Whitney Houston's high notes has landed a record deal. Sony Music Entertainment said in a statement today that Lin Yu-chun's debut, featuring Chinese and English songs, will be released in July. It quoted... More »

Sony, Jackson Estate Sign Massive $250M Record Deal

Package includes 10 recordings, audio rights

(Newser) - Michael Jackson has landed a record deal that would be the envy of most living superstars. The mega-agreement between Sony and the Jackson estate will involve 10 records—containing both unreleased and repackaged songs—over the next 7 years and guarantees the estate close to $250 million, insiders tell the... More »

Jay-Z Close to Sony Deal— or Maybe Warner

Conflicting reports leave it unclear where former Def Jam artist will move

(Newser) - Following his departure from Def Jam, Jay-Z is close to making a deal with a new label—the question is, which one? Sources tell Billboard a deal with Sony’s Epic Records “is 95% complete,” while the New York Daily News reports a deal with Warner Music Group/Atlantic... More »

Runner-Up 'Idol' Snags Music Deal

David Archuleta inks deal with Jive

(Newser) - “American Idol” runner-up David Archuleta has inked a deal with “Idol” creator Simon Fuller’s 19 Recordings/Jive Records, the AP reports. The 17-year-old lost to David Cook, 25, a former Missouri bartender, in an upset in last month's finale. Cook signed with the same label, MTV reports; the... More »

Dolly Parton Releases Album on Own Label

Backwoods Barbie hits No. 2, gives an iconic career new life

(Newser) - More than a decade after Nashville spurned her for a crop of up-and-comers, Dolly Parton is releasing a new album on her own label--and having the last laugh, as Backwoods Barbie hit Billboard's No. 2 on Billboard in its second week. That's thanks to new technologies that are creating end-run... More »

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