New Signings October 7, 2020

MAY-A signs with Sony Music, drops new single ‘Apricots’

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MAY-A signs with Sony Music, drops new single ‘Apricots’
Pictured: L-R front: Denis Handlin MAY-A; Christian Lo Russo. L-R back: Marietta Ouzas; Sophie McArthur; Tommy Jackson; Pat Handlin

Singer-songwriter Maya Cumming, better known to music fans under her moniker MAY-A, has inked a record deal with for Australia and New Zealand.

She has released three singles to date – ‘Green’, ‘All Girls Aren’t the Same’ and ‘Fools Paradise’ – and today drops her first track the under the new Sony deal, ‘Apricots’.

The deeply personal ‘Apricots’ explores the emotional rollercoaster of facing one’s own sexuality and counterbalancing questions of identity against a blossoming queer relationship.

, chairman and CEO of , said he is thrilled to welcome the arrival of Cumming to the local roster and looks forward to a “long creative journey”.

“MAY-A is incredibly special and her talent is very authentic and compelling. We are proud and honoured that she has decided to call Sony Music home for Australia and New Zealand,” he said.

The 19-year-old is jointly managed by former Amy Meredith frontman turned artist manager, Christian Lo Russo, and co-manager, Matt Emsell.

Lo Russo said it felt “surreal” walking back into the Sony Music building after almost a decade since working with the label for his band’s music.

“It has been amazing reconnecting with Denis and the team,” he said. “I’m so excited to kick off the next phase of MAY-A’s career. She is such a special artist with so much to offer.”

Emsell, who also manages , said: “MAY-A, Christian and I are so happy to be partnering with Denis and the wonderful team at Sony Music Australia. We can’t wait to get to work!”

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