DJ-Producer Avicii Signs Singles Deal With Interscope, Atom Empire
Swedish DJ-producer Avicii has inked a U.S. singles deal with Interscope Records, in conjunction with Lady Gaga manager Troy Carter's electronic dance label Atom Empire. The 22-year-old's first track with the deal, "Le7els," has already reached No. 1 on the international Beatport Chart and with the radio edit now available digitally (according to his rep, it sold well over 100,000 downloads on iTunes the weekend of its release), the deal looks to take the rising Swede to new audiences in America.
"It feels like little is left for chance in taking this huge club hit to the absolute top charts in North America," said Avicii manager Ash Pournouri. "I'm looking forward to us creating electronic music history together." Added Carter: "We're very excited to be working with Avicii, Ash, and the LE7ELS family. Avicii has quickly become one of the world's preeminent DJ's and we're looking forward to assisting in his global takeover."
Indeed, Avicii looks well on his way to reaching superstar status -- the Swede recently placed at No. 6 on DJ Magazine's yearly poll of top 100 DJs. His upcoming U.S. appearances, including a gig at Washington, DC's 9,000-capacity Armories, have all sold out.