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Signed: iann dior Makes a Big Noise, Maddox Batson Pacts With WME

iann dior (featured on the 24kGoldn smash “Mood”) signed to Big Noise Music Group, which released his latest single, “Edge of Tomorrow,” on Friday (May 10). Formerly signed to 10k Projects, dior is managed by Andile Ndlovu at Fractal and booked by Mitch Blackman and Griffin Perkiel at IAG.

Fourteen-year-old singer-songwriter Maddox Batson (“Tears in the River”) signed with WME for global representation across departments including touring, brand partnerships, TV, film and digital. Batson is also signed to Prosper Entertainment and OH Creative.

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BRITs Rising Star award-winning trio FLO (“Cardboard Box”) signed to PPL for the collection of the group’s international neighboring rights royalties. FLO is composed of Jorja Douglas, Renée Downer and Stella Quaresma. The group’s debut album is slated for release on Island Records this year.

Stockholm-formed, Los Angeles-based band Solence signed with Better Noise Music, which will release the group’s new album this fall (preceded by the track “F— the Bad Vibes”). Solence is managed by Mike Mowery and Anna Greenhall at 10th Street Entertainment.

Country singer-songwriter Vincent Mason (“Hell Is a Dance Floor”) signed with WME in multiple areas.

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Alt-rock artist Kami Kehoe (“SLEEP WHEN I’M DEAD”) signed with Coup D’Etat Recordings and 10k Projects, which released her new single, “WHERE DID IT ALL GO WRONG,” on May 3. Kehoe is managed by Alyce Hayek at Grass Fed Music and booked by Tom Windish and Andrew Buck at Wasserman. Her lawyer is Matthew Kamen of Grubman Shire Meiselas. This is the first joint venture signing for Coup D’Etat and 10k.

R&B artist Skylar Simone signed with Def Jam Recordings, which released her new single, “Shiver,” on May 3.

Singer-songwriter Zach John King, who plays what’s described as a blend of country, Americana and indie rock, signed with The Neal Agency for booking. King is slated to release his debut EP, Wannabe Cowboy, on May 24. He’s managed by Matt Reed at Hyphen Media Group, Boom Music Group for publishing and CMDSHFT for distribution.

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Aric Improta and Stephen Harrison, coming together under the moniker House of Protection, signed with Red Bull Records. Improta and Harrison — previously of Night Verses and The Chariot, respectively — both recently departed the group Fever 333. The duo’s debut single is “It’s Supposed to Hurt.” The project is described in a press release as “bridging the disparate worlds of hardcore, electronica and punk.”

Nashville alternative band Jive Talk signed with War Buddha/Warner Records, which released the group’s new single, “Rat People,” on May 3. The band kicked off its tour on May 8 and is slated to play Bonnaroo. Jive Talk is managed by Neil Mason and Patrick Waters at Red Light.

Folk-pop singer-songwriter Julia Minichiello signed with Nashville-based Odyssey Entertainment Group for management. In 2021, Minichiello won the #Sing2gether TikTok contest held by Universal Pictures, which secured her a guest spot on The Kelly Clarkson Show. She’s also represented by lawyer Matt Cottingham.

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