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DJ Fresh announces three new deals

By | Published on Friday 27 July 2012

DJ Fresh

Producer DJ Fresh, real name Dan Stein, has announced three new deals. He has extended his relationship with the Ministry Of Sound record company to include the whole world excluding the US, where he has signed a deal with Sony label Columbia. Meanwhile, on the publishing side, he has entered into a new worldwide deal with Universal Music Publishing.

Confirming the new deals, Fresh’s manager Andy Varley told CMU: “The last two years have been incredibly exciting for Dan, and with the signing of these three major new deals to Ministry, Columbia, and Universal, I truly believe we can make him a global artist. We have worked very hard with Ministry to create a career-defining album, and we look forward to working with Rob Stringer and his team at Columbia to grow the DJ Fresh brand in the US”.

On the publishing deal, he added: “Universal Publishing are already opening some exciting doors, and we will shortly be announcing a major pan-European TV advert sync as well as an enormous global feature film deal”.

Each of the producer’s business partners lined up to comment on the new deals, as follows…

Ministry of Sound CEO Lohan Presencer: “DJ Fresh has been a cornerstone addition to our growing artist roster. Signing to Columbia [in America], the top US label, is a further recognition of his exceptional pop credentials. We are very excited about the forthcoming album and working with Sony to build Dan into a global superstar”.

Columbia Records US CEO Rob Stringer: “We are very excited to pick up the challenge of breaking such an innovative and contemporary artist as Fresh in North America. We already are working on great ideas with him to maximize a successful launch over the coming months!”

Universal Music Publishing Europe/UK President Paul Connolly: “There was never any question in my mind that we should be working with Dan. He’s in the vanguard of dance music’s global popularity but he also has all the attributes of a truly talented and versatile songwriter”.