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Kygo and Myles Shear Launch Palm Tree Records with Sony Music Entertainment

Electronic Musician/DJ and producer Kygo (Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll) and his manager, Myles Shear, have teamed up with Sony Music Entertainment to launch Palm Tree Records. Palm Tree Records is “a new label imprint focused on identifying and cultivating emerging artistry in dance and electronic music,” according to the press release. In addition to the record label, the duo recently launched an artist-management company with the goal of “develop[ing] a full-service system for breaking new artists.”

Of the partnership, Kygo said, “I’ve always been very fond of working with talented, undiscovered artists in my own releases. It’s been an amazing process to watch these artists grow and now I’m able to help projects I love by offering a label and management service with an incredible team.”

Myles Shear added, “We couldn’t be more excited to be growing our relationship with Rob Stringer (CEO of Sony Music) and all the great people in the Sony Music family through this new partnership. Kyrre and I wanted to create an outlet that would allow us to help break upcoming artists that we work with, as well as discover new talent that we believe in and want to develop. Palm Tree Records, together with our new management company, now gives us the perfect way to do that. As a manager, it’s a thrill to be realizing this vision with the partner who I’ve created everything with up to this point.”

Rob Stringer echoed his excitement of partnering with the duo, “We are thrilled to be expanding our successful relationship with Kygo and Myles. Kygo is one of the most forward-thinking and exciting artists in music today, and Myles is among the most innovative, creative artist developers around. This feels like a natural extension of our partnership as we develop together the musical output of Palm Tree Records.”

Both Kygo and Shear have been working for Sony Music for the last five years. Palm Tree Records is the next step of what Shear describes as “an empire” that has the potential to be built. “This is an ‘open for business’ sign.”

Featured Image: Instagram (@ManagerMyles)

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