Singapore singer Linying signs with top label

Home-grown singer-songwriter Linying has signed with North American music company Nettwerk Music Group.

The Canada- based company, which has a music label and does publishing and artist management, has on its roster major names in the music industry, including Irish star Sinead O'Connor, acclaimed American indie-folk act Father John Misty, Grammy-winning pop band Fun and chart-topping pop singer Mike Posner.

The company is also known for helping acts break into the American market, including British giants Coldplay and Dutch dance music star Tiesto.

In a press statement, Nettwerk's chief executive officer Terry McBride said that Linying has a "unique dynamism few artists possess". "For me, music is about emotion and Linying delivers on that experience," he added.

In a statement to The Straits times, Linying, 22, said: "It's definitely able to broaden my audience in a market from which I found many of my own musical influences. And learning how a label like this functions within the industry to make independent music viable is very valuable to me."

She is set to release her debut EP, Paris 12, today and she is going global with it.

Nettwerk will release her music in North and South America. Universal Music Group, which signed her in August, handles her music in Asia.

In Europe and Australia, she is represented by British-based Akira Records. And Singapore music company Umami Records handles her music in Japan and the rest of the world.

Before she released her debut solo single Sticky Leaves last year, the indie-electronic singer had made her name in the global electronic music scene in recent years, starting in 2013, through her collaborations with German DJ and music producer Felix Jaehn, Belgian DJ and producer Lost Frequencies and French producer duo Krono.

She is in the midst of a global tour that includes performances in cities such as Berlin, London, Melbourne and Seoul.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 30, 2016, with the headline 'Singapore singer Linying signs with top label'. Print Edition | Subscribe