BMG has announced that it has signed a record deal with Avril Lavigne for the world (outside Japan). Speaking about the signing, Zach Katz, BMG U.S. president repertoire & marketing, said: “We are excited and proud to welcome Avril to the team at BMG. She is truly a rare talent with a highly accomplished career; uncompromising in her vision, an incomparable songwriter and performer, as well as a unique and real female force. Avril has always been a leader and a voice for her fans and generation - we look forward to furthering our collaboration.”
Jon Cohen, BMG EVP recorded music, added: “Working with Avril has been and continues to be a real creative partnership for us all. As a songwriter and performer, you cannot deny her place in the musical landscape and we can’t wait to introduce her new music to the world.”
Alongside this news, Lavigne has also revealed that she is currently in the studio working on her next full-length album which is set to be released later this year via BMG.
Speaking about her next record, Lavigne said, “For this album I have a new team behind me, and I just signed to BMG. At this point in my career and in my life I just wanted to put fresh energy around me and I feel like I’m having somewhat of a rebirth in my life. I’ve been faced with a lot, gone through a lot emotionally. The whole writing process has been therapeutic and empowering. This album is a natural process for me and it’s coming from a very honest place. My hope is that it is an inspiration to many people.”