MAY-A inks international deal with Atlantic Records
The emerging pop talent will be represented by Atlantic on an international basis, while Sony Music Australia will take care of her catalogue in Australia and New Zealand.
News of MAY-A’s signing coincides with the announcement of the 18-year-old’s debut EP Don’t Kiss Your Friends, slated to arrive via Atlantic on Friday, August 6.
Atlantic chair and COO Julie Greenwald welcomed MAY-A – real name Maya Cumming – to the label’s roster, commending her talent as a performer and composer.
“As a performer and songwriter, her art reflects wisdom and talent well beyond her years,” Greenwald said of MAY-A.
“We’re so thrilled to be on this journey with her and excited to welcome her to the Atlantic family.”
MAY-A, meanwhile, expressed her elation towards joining the label, saying that it “honestly feels like a dream to be working with Atlantic Records”.
“I am so appreciative of the team I now have over there and I’m excited to delve further into creative ventures with them in the future.”
MAY-A, who began writing songs at the age of 12 and cut her teeth busking around the country, described the Don’t Kiss Your Friends EP as “a journey of queer discovery and the growth from an adolescent to a young adult”.
“Each song is a piece of the last four or five years of my life, the most recent track having been written last year and the earliest at 16. As the music developed, so did I,” MAY-A said.
“You can listen to me grow up, gain confidence and understand myself through the way I approach my relationships. I hope you enjoy this slice of myself and pieces of the people I’ve loved.”
MAY-A joins the likes of Ed Sheeran, Charli XCX, Bruno Mars and Mia Rodriguez on the Atlantic international artist roster.