Moby signs with Mute in U.S.

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NEW YORK -- In the wake of Sheridan Square's decision to end V2's involvement in new frontline releases, the label's artist roster continues to find new homes. In the latest move, Moby has signed a with Mute North America. The electronica veteran has recorded for Mute internationally since 1993.

Asked why he opted to ink with Mute U.S., Moby tells Billboard.biz, "A, I live a few blocks from Mute U.S. headquarters; B, the people at Mute U.S. are my friends; and C, the people at Mute U.S. are smart and love music."

Moby has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide for Mute, according to a press release from the company. The artist has been working on his next studio album for the past year but has yet to announce a release date. The set will be the follow-up to 2005's "Hotel."

Moby's Mute deal follows on the heels of the White Stripes signing with Warner Bros. Sheridan Square continues to control the V2 catalog, including four Moby titles and all White Stripe titles. WEA will continue to distribute the White Stripes via its deal with Sheridan Square to handle the V2 catalog.
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