Ansel Elgort Signs Major Record Label Deal
The 21-year-old will now be housed under the same label as Nick Jonas and Fall Out Boy as a DJ and producer. Speaking about the new partnership, Elgort explains he chose to sign with Island Records because bosses there were so enthusiastic about his music. He tells RollingStone, “I went to a few different labels and was playing everyone my music, and Island was really interested in stuff I didn’t think labels would be interested in. “I played them some tracks and said, ‘These are more poppy. These are more clubby. These are more radio-friendly’. The ones that were more radio-friendly, they were like, ‘No, we’ve heard this before. We want the different ones. We want the special records’. “I was like, ‘Major labels aren’t supposed to like these records!’ I thought the point of a major label was to just release crap! But Island totally proved that wrong and was like, ‘We want the best record that all the kids at the dance music festivals are going to love’.” Elgort is planning to release his new single,” To Life”, in the near future and is currently working on his next album.