Interscope Records’ Nashville office has made its first direct country signing as rising artist Dylan Schneider has joined the label’s roster. The label released Schneider’s new single “No Problem” on Nov. 24. Schneider has 640K monthly listeners on Spotify, and more than 700K Facebook likes.
“Signing with a label the caliber of Interscope is incredible… Being their first direct country signing? What an honor,” said Schneider. “I’m looking forward to seeing what mountains we can move in the country genre together.”
Since opening in 2016, Interscope’s Nashville office (led by Kevin Williamson) has primarily signed rock/pop artists including Goodbye June, Billy Raffoul, and Elizabeth Huett. Interscope Records is known for its superstar signings including Madonna, Sting, U2, and more.
“While we’re not certain what our entrance into this market is going to look like months or years down the road, it’s an exciting time and we’re looking forward to what’s to come,” Williamson tells MusicRow. “The artists we sign will determine the growth and direction our Nashville office heads in.”
“We’re interested in artists that are progressive—on the cusp of whatever genre they’re in,” he adds. “We’re looking for outside the box, for whatever hasn’t been done. Dylan’s exactly that. As a label, we’re excited to come alongside Dylan and the team that’s in place, helping his already rapidly growing career.”
Interscope’s Nashville office is located at 401 Commerce Street, in the same building as UMG Nashville’s office. Interscope has previously signed several country artists to joint ventures, all with UMG Nashville and/or its Mercury Nashville imprint. Those joint ventures include The Band Perry (Interscope/UMG Nashville), and newcomer Kassi Ashton (Interscope/UMG Nashville). American Idol alum Lauren Alaina is also signed to 19/Interscope/Mercury.
Schneider is currently on the road as an opener on Chris Lane’s Take Back Home Tour and Granger Smith’s Don’t Tread On Me Tour.
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