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MySpace's 'Downtown' Deal

BEVERLY HILLS, CA (Hypebot) – MySpace Records is changing things up again; this time via a deal with Downtown Music that will enable MySpace to tap into the indie label's distribution and artist development resources.

Downtown, who has released records by Scissor Sisters, Gnarls Barkley, Santigold, Mos Def and others, will also leverage MySpace's data and platform to source new talent.

David Andreone will now lead MySpace Records as the new GM. Prior to joining MySpace, he spent 15 years in A&R at Warner/Chappell Music Publishing and Columbia Records.

Interscope Records will remain as the upstream partner for MySpace Records.  With the help of Downtown’s team, MySpace Records artists will retain the opportunity to be picked up by a major label; past artists who have made that move include Kate Voegele, Christina Milian and Mickey Avalon.