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Depeche Mode sign to Sony/Columbia

By | Published on Wednesday 12 December 2012

Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode have announced that they will release their as-yet-untitled thirteenth studio album in March next year via Sony/Columbia. This will be the band’s first release since leaving EMI last year.

As previously reported, EMI kept Depeche Mode’s catalogue when Mute Records became independent again in 2010. However, the label seemingly only wanted the band’s older material and their contract was not renewed after the release of 2011 remix collection ‘Remixes 2’ completed their existing commitments to the major. The band forged ahead with recording the new album regardless, and in October premiered some new music alongside the announcement of a 2013 world tour.

The announcement of their deal with Sony comes just a few weeks after Depeche Mode signed with William Morris Endeavor to represent their live activity.