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Deutsche Grammophon signs Agnes Obel

By | Published on Thursday 22 February 2018

Agnes Obel

Universal Music’s Deutsche Grammophon has signed Danish composer, pianist, singer and songwriter Agnes Obel. Under the deal, the mega-major’s Blue Note label will handle Obel’s releases in the US.

Confirming the tie-up, Deutsche Grammophon President Clemens Trautmann said: “We are fascinated by Agnes’s compositional autonomy and the precision with which she creates and produces her vocal and instrumental soundscapes. With every song and instrumental piece, she opens up small universes, thus reaching a broad audience with sophisticated works. With Agnes we share confidence in the long-term success of artistic excellence and credibility, as well as the intention to inspire many more fans around the world”.

Meanwhile over at Blue Note, its President, Don Was, added: “Agnes is a profoundly imaginative and soulful artist. All of us at Blue Note Records are honoured and THRILLED about the opportunity to present her music to US audiences. I’m really looking forward to hearing her new music and am certain that whatever she creates next will emanate from an inspired, honest and unique place”.

Obel herself chipped in: “I am very happy to be working with Deutsche Grammophon and Blue Note, two legendary labels with a huge history. I am really looking forward to this next exciting chapter”.