Sony Music Masterworks and Artist First have signed Italian pianist, composer and producer Dardust. It is the first joint venture for the two companies.
Sony Music Masterworks will release Dardust’s new album worldwide in January 2020.
Dardust said: “It's a great honour and for me, a huge personal and professional achievement, to become part of the Sony Masterworks family. This is the home of my favourite artists, including Leonard Bernstein and Glenn Gould, who are both an integral part of my classical upbringing."
Mark Cavell, label head USA & COO international, Sony Music Masterworks, said: “Dardust’s multi-faceted work is groundbreaking, creative and exciting and I am thrilled that he has chosen Sony Music Masterworks and our partner, Artist First as his home.”
Claudio Ferrante, CEO & founder Artist First, added: “Artist First is proud to team-up with Sony Music Masterworks in this venture, thus allowing Dardust’s unique style, musical talent and striking personality to be projected onto the world stage. It is an honour to begin our collaboration with Sony with a special artist like Dardust. I would like to express my special thanks to Pietro and Paolo at Metatron, Dardust management and to Mark Cavell and his team."