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Locnville signs with Sony

2010-05-05 10:30

Johannesburg - South African duo Locnville has signed a worldwide deal with Sony Music International. Locnville were the "buzz act" at the Midem International Music Conference in Cannes in January, which sparked international interest from major and independent labels around the world.
 
Locnville's debut single and album, both entitled "Sun In My Pocket", will be released around the world on Sony"s Jive Records imprint over the coming months, except in the United Kingdom where it will be released on Sony"s Epic Records imprint. 

Jive is the home to some of the world"s biggest recording artists including Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Usher and R Kelly.  Epic is the home of Scouting For Girls, JLS, Paloma Faith & the Glee Soundtrack.

Commenting on the signing, Kevin Lawrie, President of Sony Music International, Europe & Africa said: "The Locnville guys have written and recorded the album on their own and approached it from an independent standpoint. It"s incredible what they have accomplished to date, working with Just Music in South Africa. Sony Music"s role is to now broadcast this great story to the rest of the world."
 
"Signing with Sony/Jive for the world has really proved for us what determination and hard work can bring. To be on the same roster as so many fantastic artists is literally a dream come true and the passion that Kevin and the Sony/Jive team have shown Locnville is truly amazing." Commented Brian Chaplin, one half of the band.
 
Partner Andrew Chaplin adds: "Landing a deal with Sony/Jive is an absolute dream come true! We"ve been working long and hard for this, so to finally have it happen is just phenomenal to say the least. We"re honoured to be on the same label as so many of our favourite artists".

Comments
  • Adrian - 2010-05-05 12:26

    Well done!

  • juhi - 2010-05-05 12:29

    Well done guys. Saw them at KFM's K-day and they are awesome.

  • R&B - 2010-05-05 13:17

    Awesum stuff. Local is lekke!!!

  • DianaB - 2010-05-05 13:26

    Awesome news and well done guys, your music is brilliant and catchy - keep up the good work!

  • ross - 2010-05-05 13:47

    i saw them at assembly the other day and a while ago at karma, and it was just a matter of time until they made it. Well done lads

  • Dr Steve Brule - 2010-05-05 13:50

    I hate this lind of music, but must admit their two singles I've heard have both been a bit of guilty pleasure.

  • E - 2010-05-06 07:50

    Well done guys! Hope to see you in CPT soon.

  • Viv - 2010-05-06 09:17

    Then these boys better come up with stuff that doesnt sound the same. The two singles that they have released so far sound exactly the same. Be creative guys and dont use the same beats for the next releases.

  • Yam - 2010-05-06 11:09

    Just goes to show really good music will sell itself! Well done to our local Cape Town boys

  • Bigfan - 2010-05-07 09:05

    Well done guys, had no idea you were local. Excellent stuff. Keep climbing!

  • LoveLocnville - 2010-05-07 10:29

    I absolutely love locnville. they are so talented. So young and have crazy talent. Hi5 for them. Represent boys!

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