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Daniel Lanois signs to BMG

By | Published on Thursday 7 July 2022

Daniel Lanois

Daniel Lanois has signed a new record deal with BMG. The agreement brings all but one of his thirteen solo albums into the label’s catalogue, while its Modern Recordings imprint will handle the release of his new LP, ‘Player, Piano’, later this year.

“Daniel Lanois is a sonic alchemist whose own work showcases the very best of his art, loved and admired by the artist community and fans around the world”, says BMG’s EVP Global Repertoire Fred Casimir. ”We are delighted he has chosen BMG as his label home”.

Set for release on 23 Sep, ‘Player, Piano’ sees Lanois creating the contemporary piano album that he would like to hear.

“There’s a race to be louder and brighter in the piano world that makes the instrument feel harsh and brittle to my ear”, he says. “I decided that if I was going to make a piano record, I wanted it to sound like recordings from the 40s and 50s, back when the piano was soft and beautiful”.

Modern Recordings SVP Christian Kellersmann adds: “As in everything he does, Daniel makes the familiar new and the new familiar. It is an extraordinary work which is perfectly aligned with Modern Recording’s mission to push the boundaries of music”.

As well as being an artist in his own right, Lanois has produced other artists including U2, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Emmy Lou Harris, Peter Gabriel, The Killers and many more. He also worked on the soundtrack to video game ‘Red Dead Redemption II’.