Martin Garrix inks global deal with Sony

Martin Garrix inks global deal with Sony

Martin Garrix has signed a global agreement with Sony Music International.

The Dutch artist and DJ (pictured above with Bebe Rexha) will be on Columbia Records in the UK and RCA Records in the US.

His first release will be In The Name of Love, a collaboration with Bebe Rexha, which will be available from July 29.

Garrix first rose to international fame with his 2013 single Animals, which has sold more than 10 million copies to date. Since then he has collaborated with a number of stars, including Ed Sheeran, Usher, Avicii and Tiesto.

He has also headlined Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland; owns his own record label STMPD Records and has a weekly show on Apple’s Beats 1 under the same name.

The agreement with Martin was negotiated by Sony Music Entertainment Netherlands, RCA US, Columbia UK and Sony Music International’s London bureau. It was led by Adam Granite for Sony Music International and Scooter Braun and Michael George for SB Projects, as well as Watse De Jong of Watse Matter, Garrix’s management teams.

Garrix said: “'I’m super excited to be working with such a hungry and passionate team at Sony Music Entertainment. Their forward thinking approach to streaming and incredible roster of talented artists combined with their passion and understanding for my vision of the future of my music made this a no brainer.”

Adam Granite, president, Northern and Eastern Europe and Africa, Sony International, added: “Martin is one of the pre-eminent DJ, producers and songwriters in the world today and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome him and his team to the Sony Music family.”

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