Dr. Luke, the producer and writer behind the mega hits from Britney Spears, Kesha, Taio Cruz and Katy Perry has signed an exclusive 5 year deal with Sony.
Sony’s CEO Doug Morris says this about Luke:
“He’s the best guy at the moment, as far as a writer and a producer. He and Jimmy (Iovine) are very different, but it’s the same kind of level of intellect and talent.”
Since Luke signed a deal with Sony, this means he can no longer work with Katy Perry who is signed to Capitol Records. He produced and co-wrote nearly all of Perry’s hits, including ‘Hot N Cold,’ ‘I Kissed a Girl,’ ‘California Gurls,’ ‘Teenage Dream,’ ‘E.T.’ and ‘Last Friday Night.’
Buzz Track: Heartstrings
Kings favorite Find Vienna just released the video for the track Heartstrings that comes off the new EP “Inflight”. The indie band who hails from Philadelphia, PA who has been riding on the success of their Debut EP “In Your Favorite Colors.” Since the release of “In Your Favorite Colors” in Sept 09 the band has followed a packed tour schedule playing with bands such as The Script, Neon Trees, Parachute, Green River Ordinance, Mae, and Company of Thieves.
Buzz Track: Midwest
We really like the track Midwest by indie folk group Grand Falconer. The band typically performs at The Venue, and The Red Room in Boise and have shared the stage with Eisley, The Narrative and the Lonely Forest. For fans of Vampire Weekend, Arcade Fire, etc.
Kings favorite, funk/rock/pop act RapScallions is buzzing among music labels. Check out the recently released video for the track California Brain.
Buzz Track: California Brain
This funk/rock/pop act recently licensed their latest single California Brain to Ubisoft’s newest video game “Rocksmith”. They will release a new EP on October 11th and they recently performed at the VH1 Save the Music benefit concert and the offical NBA All-Star Block Party.
Buzz Track: Say The Words
Satellite is a 4 -piece rock-pop band that falls between King’s of Leon and Snow Patrol. The group consists of Steven McMorran and Mitch Allan (former lead singer of SR-71) whose writing collaborations resulted in top 5 singles with artists such as Pink, Daughtry, Faith Hill, and Celine Dion. They will release their debut early 2012.