Mac Miller has had tremendous success being an independent artist under Rostrum Records. Mac recently decided to leave Rostrum and now he has the major labels fightingto add him to their roster just months after his free agency.
Although there are little details, reports claim Mac is the talk of the labels and has sparked interest from numerous contenders.
Indie hip-hop artist Mac Miller is said to be shopping for a deal with a major and encountering some interest. The former Rostrum artist, newly repped by managers Ron Laffitte (Pharrell, OneRepublic) and Rich Egan, scored #1 and #3 debuts, respectively for his albums Blue Slide Park (2011) and Watching Movies With the Sound Off (2013); he’s moved 760k+ albums overall and nearly 5.5 million singles. Miller also guested on Ariana Grande’s smash “The Way,” which sold 2 million. He’s been collaborating intermittently with Pharrell on an EP, Pink Slime, that’s been the source of much online chatter. (HITS Daily Double)
Mac Miller spoke on the Rostrum Records situation and explained how the move had nothing to do with personal relationships with the label.
“Rostrum is my family. That is forever,” Miller said in an exclusive joint statement issued to MTV News on Tuesday (January 14). “No matter what, we will always work together. We moved mountains and I can only see them continuing that tradition. I am grateful for everything I learned and am always here for whatever.” (MTV)