Epidemic Sound has announced it has signed Jordin Sparks to its roster in a new move for the music licensing company.
The deal includes creating and distributing a collection of classic Christmas songs that will release later this year, bringing the self-proclaimed ‘Queen of Christmas’ some much-needed competition. Sparks will also be working in collaboration with Epidemic Sound’s in-house team for A&R. Epidemic says it will amplify Sparks’ artistry on a global scale, making the tracks available to content creators and distributing them on DSPs.
Jordin Sparks is a Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum singer-songwriter and actress who rose to fame in 2007 after winning season six of American Idol. She became the youngest winner in the TV series’ history and has released singles “No Air,” “One Step At a Time,” “Tattoo,” and “Battlefield,” among other global hits. Sparks also co-wrote Ariana Grande’s single, “The Way,” earning her a BMI songwriting award.
“We are thrilled to announce this partnership with Jordin Sparks. Jordin is an extraordinary superstar who has significantly impacted the music industry,” adds John Cleary, Director of Music Recruitment & Music U.S. “Creators, filmmakers, marketers, and storytellers know the power of music in telling a compelling story, and they seek amazing music to elevate their content.”
“By collaborating with Jordin, Epidemic Sound can continue catering to content creators’ needs while simultaneously amplifying her artistry globally and unveiling her tracks to our global ecosystem of creators and international fanbase.”
“I’m excited for this new partnership with Epidemic Sound,” adds Jordin Sparks about the deal. “They have empowered artists to thrive commercially, creatively, and to reach new audiences. The freedom they give artists to choose their own path and work on different projects at the same time is unique and inspiring. I’m excited to join a roster of incredible artists and I’m looking forward to working with the Epidemic Sound team.”
Epidemic Sound has an innovative music licensing model, but it also gives artists the freedom to work under non-exclusive agreements for multiple projects.