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Sony reportedly signing Daft Punk

By | Published on Monday 28 January 2013

Daft Punk

According to Billboard, Sony Music is close to signing Daft Punk via its Columbia Records division. The French dance duo have previously released all their artist albums via EMI, with their most recent work, the soundtrack to the ‘Tron: Legacy’ movie, coming out via Disney’s label.

If the reports are true, it would be a good signing for a major clearly keen to boost its electronic and dance music credentials, having recently signed up Depeche Mode and taken a stake in New York-based EDM label Ultra Music. Presumably Columbia would release the long mooted new Daft Punk longer player, reportedly featuring Chic’s Nile Rodgers, which most people now expect to be released this spring.