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Rufus Wainwright signs to BMG for new album

By | Published on Wednesday 16 October 2019

Rufus Wainwright & John Loeffler

Rufus Wainwright has signed a new global record deal with BMG covering the release of his new studio album.

The musician has released his nine previous LPs through Universal affiliated labels. He initially worked with a then independent Dreamworks Records, which was distributed by Universal. After the mega-major acquired the Dreamworks label in 2003, Wainwright subsequently put out music with various other Universal divisions.

Most recently the major’s classical label Deutsche Grammophon released a recording of his opera ‘Prima Donna’ and a collection of Shakespeare sonnets. The new record that is set to be handled by BMG will be Wainwright’s first standard studio album since 2012’s ‘Out Of The Game’.

“I’m excited to join the BMG family’, he says. “I have been feeling the love worldwide. The record business certainly has changed and I have to say with BMG it has changed for the better”.

John Loeffler, BMG’s EVP Marketing & Repertoire, New York, adds: “An absolute inspiration, Rufus’s artistry knows no bounds and he continues to be one of the world’s most inventive and thought-provoking songwriters. His new music has excited BMG across the globe and we’re ready to deliver his new masterpiece to his fans around world. We are honoured to be his partner”.

No indication has yet been given for when this new album might be out or what it might be called. But it exists and everyone is excited, which I think should be enough for you.