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Domingo signs to Sony

By | Published on Friday 23 September 2011

Placido Domingo

Despite his presumably arduous newish job as rent-a-quote for the International Federation Of The Phonographic Industry, Pl├ícido Domingo still plans to make some records, and he’s signed a new deal with Sony Classical to let that happen.

Domingo was once signed to Sony Music’s predecessor CBS Records, but he hasn’t had an exclusive relationship with any one record company for decades. Confirming his new deal he told reporters: “Sony and its predecessors have played such an important part in much of my career, yet I have not had an exclusive contract with any company in nearly 40 years. This steady relationship will enable Sony Classical and myself to create a variety of new, innovative, and fascinating musical projects”.

Sony Music big cheese Doug Morris added: “The addition of one of the world’s most beloved and successful vocalists to the Sony Classical roster underscores our continuing commitment to building our classical music business”.