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Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso sign to Universal

By | Published on Tuesday 23 September 2014

Axwell /\ Ingrosso

Two-thirds of Swedish House Mafia’s former membership, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso, have announced that they have signed to Universal for the release of their debut album as Axwell /\ Ingrosso. The deal has been done with Universal’s Def Jam label in the US, though the record will be released through Virgin EMI in the UK.

Says Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels: “We are proud at Def Jam to have Axwell /\ Ingrosso choose us to be their label home. Their music is forward, innovative, invigorating and boundless. Def Jam has the artistry and energy of DJ culture within its pedigree, right there in our logo. This is a significant moment for all of us as at Def Jam”.

The news comes shortly after the announcement that Irving Azoff’s Azoff MSG Entertainment company has bought a 50% stake in Axwell and Ingrosso’s management reps ATM Artists.

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