• ‘Triple Threat' ‘High School Musical' Star Joshua Bassett Signs With Warner Records

    13 days ago - By Billboard

    Months before the November 2019 premiere of the Disney+ show High School Musical: The Musical: The Series , in which emerging actor-musician Joshua Bassett stars as Ricky Bowen, his manager helped him land a meeting with Nate Albert, executive vp A&R at Warner Records. Bassett arrived with a dozen demos ready to perform on guitar.
    “I was blown away,” says Albert, who notes CEO Aaron Bay-Schuck and COO Tom Corson were also immediately interested when he played them the tracks later. “He struck me as wildly developed for somebody his age - a triple threat producing, writing and...
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  • South Africa's Star Rapper Nasty C Signs with Def Jam Recordings: Exclusive

    13 days ago - By Billboard

    Award-winning South African rapper Nasty C has signed an exclusive pact with Def Jam Recordings through a joint venture with Universal Music Africa. He'll make his official U.S. debut when his new single “There They Go” premieres on Apple Music Beats 1 with Ebro Darden today .
    The video for “There They Go” is also premiering today. Filmed in Nasty C's hometown of Durban, South Africa, the video was directed by Andrew Sandler. The Cxdy-produced “There They Go” is the first taste from the 23-year-old rapper's upcoming album Zulu Man with Some Power. The set is the follow-up to Nasty C's...
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