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X FACTOR’S BEATRICE MILLER SIGNS TO HOLLYWOOD/SYCO RECORDS
(L – R: Phil McIntyre, Head of Syco Music North America, SYCO USA; Ken Bunt, President, Disney Music Group; Beatrice Miller; Simon Cowell SYCO Entertainment; Mio Vukovic, Senior Vice President, A&R and Creative, Disney Music Group)
April 11, 2013 (Los Angeles, CA) – Beatrice Miller signed with Hollywood/Syco Records, it was announced by Ken Bunt, President, Disney Music Group and Phil McIntyre, Head of Syco Music North America. A fourteen year-old Maplewood, NJ native, Beatrice wowed the nation as a finalist on the second season of The X Factor with her poignant and soulful renditions of songs such as Snow Patrol’s “Chasing Cars” and Dido’s “White Flag.”
Beatrice is the first signing to the Hollywood/Syco Records collaborative label arrangement. Said Bunt of the signing, “Syco, along with the creators of The X Factor franchise, have cultivated some of the industry’s leading talent. We are thrilled about the opportunity to contribute the unique resources we have at Hollywood Records and Disney to showcase Beatrice’s incredible talent.” Added McIntyre, "We’re incredibly excited to join forces with Hollywood Records. Our combined resources and various platforms will enable Beatrice to take full advantage of her unique talent. This is a great first step in what we hope is a long and valuable partnership between Syco Entertainment and Hollywood Records."
Beatrice is managed by Constance Schwartz and Mark Sudack for SMAC Entertainment.
About SYCO Entertainment
Syco Entertainment is a joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music and is one of the world’s leading global music, film and television production companies responsible for some of the world’s most successful global TV and music franchises
Syco Entertainment is also the world’s most successful producer of international talent with Syco Music being the record label home for such diverse international recording artists as Labrinth, One Direction, Leona Lewis, Susan Boyle, Little Mix, IL Divo, Jonathan and Charlotte, Tate Stevens, Emblem3, Fifth Harmony, James Arthur, Ella Henderson and the Loveable Rogues. Syco’s television assets include the global franchises The X Factor and Got Talent. The X Factor was created by Syco Television and is produced by Syco Television and FremantleMedia. Local versions of The X Factor are produced in more than 41 territories and the US version of The X Factor airs in over 166 countries. In 2012 Got Talent became the world’s biggest selling TV format and is now commissioned in 52 countries as a local format. In 2013 Syco continues to capitalize on the ongoing success of its established global hit TV formats and a number of new projects including new TV series Food Glorious Food and two films - One Direction’s 3D movie with Sony Pictures and ‘One Chance’, a film based on the success story of Britain’s Got Talent’s first winner, Paul Potts, in association with the Weinstein Company.
About Disney Music Group
Disney Music Group is home to Hollywood Records, Walt Disney Records, and Disney Music Publishing. The labels’ genre-spanning rosters include Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Lucy Hale, American Idol finalist Stefano, Coco Jones, R5, Bridgit Mendler, Plain White T’s, Redlight King, ZZ Ward, and more. DMG also releases family music and film and television soundtracks such as the Grammy nominated soundtracks for The Muppets and Brave, Avengers Assemble, Phineas and Ferb, A.N.T. Farm, Shake It Up, and Wreck-It Ralph.
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