DJ and producer Afrojack signs deal with Universal Music

March 15, 2013 at 1:06 PM
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NEW YORK, March 15 (UPI) -- Grammy Award-winning, Netherlands-born producer and disc jockey Afrojack has signed an exclusive worldwide deal with Universal Music Group and Island Records.

The pact is through the electronic dance music artist's own label, Wall Recordings.

"I want to take my music to the next level, both creatively and from a business point of view. Partnering up with Island Records will give me the chance to do both, so I am very happy we were able to make a deal. Island/UMG will promote my releases with very strong support and with great people working my music around the world," Afrojack said in a statement Thursday.

Afrojack's debut album is scheduled for release this fall.

"This deal is an ideal combination of Wall Recordings' strength as an independent with the worldwide marketing and distribution infrastructure that Island/UMG can provide us with," said Hugo Langras, Afrojack's manager.

"Afrojack is one of the most important and prolific artists, DJs and producers in the world and we're incredibly excited that he's chosen to partner with us for the next stage in his career," said Andrew Kronfeld, UMG's president of global marketing.

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