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Australian Rapper Iggy Azalea Signs Record Contract with Def Jam

Iggy Azalea Signs with Def JamAustralian rapper Iggy Azalea recently announced her signing of a new record contract with Def Jam. The artist who was formerly with Interscope is thrilled with her new business relationship. Here are the statements released by her and Def Jam:

We are beyond proud and excited to welcome Iggy to the Island Def Jam family. Iggy has created a massive buzz and rightfully so: she’s incredibly talented, she’s focused, driven, and has great creative tastes and instincts. She is nothing short of an international star, and the team here – including Steve Bartels, Chris Anokute, Karen Kwak, our chairman Barry Weiss and myself – are thrilled she’s chosen Island Records as her U.S. home,” said David Massey, President of Island Records.

 “I am elated to be a part of the Island Def Jam family! After speaking in depth with David, Steve and Chris, it became clear that Island Records was attuned to the type of artist I am. They are a great addition to my UK team. Along with T.I. and the Grand Hustle family, I couldn’t have asked for a more understanding and aspirational group of people to work with,” said Azalea. 

This is the honey moon phase and I certainly hope it works for them. For AML artists, revisit my discussion on signing record-label agreements to know the basics on the topic.

-Uduak

Meet Iggy

Warning: Profanities et al. But if you really want to hear how she sounds, click through.


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