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U.K. SIGNINGS: STAR.ONE TO SONY, BUSTED TO WARNER
6/2/16

Sibling DJ/production duo Star.One and reunited pop-punk band Busted (right) are amongst those to have signed major label deals in the U.K. this week, with Jason Iley's Sony and Max Lousada’s Warner, respectively.

Barry Burt, A&R Manager at Colin Barlow’s RCA imprint, has been keeping tabs on the Star.One brothers for the past four years. They’ve been working with manager Cian Cooper Davies, who’s also an A&R manager at Sony imprint Black Butter.

It’s their “Original Badman” that’s been signed in a single deal; the track has had over 57k plays on SoundCloud and 24k+ on Spotify. With more music on the way with RCA, the duo have production work with some of the leading names in the grime scene.

Over at Warner, BRIT Award-winning Busted, who had huge success at the turn of the millennium with UMG U.K.'s Island Records, have signed to Dan Chalmers' East West Records. The trio are currently on a sold-out reunion tour—their first in 12 years—and will have new music out later this year.

Chalmers, President East West Records U.K., said: "Watching Busted play live over the past few weeks and seeing people respond to their music and energy has been amazing. They have a huge global fanbase who’re going to be really excited to hear the new music the guys are working on.”

Chalmers is dedicated to delivering a “massive record,” but will there be another "What I Go to School For"?