Burgeoning global Australian singer and pop cultural influencer Mia Rodriguez has signed a worldwide record deal with Warner Music Group’s Atlantic Records in association with City Pop which is an imprint of her management company Chugg Music based in Sydney. The deal was finalized earlier this year and formally announced a few days ago. The agreement will see Mia’s future releases come through City Pop/Atlantic Records for the world, ex–Australia, where she will continue to release music via City Pop.
Mia stated, “So excited to announce that I’m now officially signed to Atlantic Records. They have so many amazing artists that I’ve looked up to my whole life, and I’m so excited to be a part of the family. The next few years in my life are gonna be insane, I just know it!”
Mia Rodriguez received her first international support outside of Australia through A&R Worldwide who helped introduce her music and her management to key global label heads and A&R executives in the U.S. and around the world, as well as helping Mia secure her first multi–media support outside of Australia. A&R Worldwide received Mia’s music from Michael Chugg, Founder, Chugg Music when she recorded her first single.
Sat Bisla, President & Founder, A&R Worldwide helped advise Mia’s management on potential label partners including sending her music to Aton Ben–Horin, Global Vice President, A&R, Warner Music Group worldwide. Aton said, “I learned about Mia from my dear friend Sat [Bisla] at A&R Worldwide, who always keeps me up to date with any new talent that he is excited about. Early last year, he sent me one of Mia’s videos and I immediately fell in love with her special vocal tone, captivating star presence and edge.”
Sat Bisla said, “I’m delighted that Mia has found the perfect home for her music with amazing partners that include Aton Ben–Horin; Pete Ganbarg, President A&R, Atlantic Records; Julie Greenwald, Chairwoman & COO, Atlantic Records and my longtime friend Craig Kallman, Chairman & CEO, Atlantic Records who along with his A&R team have signed many artists we’ve discovered and developed over the past 23 years. I’d also like to thank Monte Malone, Sr. VP, A&R Worldwide and Joe Arnold, VP, A&R Worldwide for their early belief and support with Mia.”
To coincide with her release, Mia has released an acoustic version of her breakthrough single “Psycho,” which was originally released last year. The single garnered Mia a Triple J Unearthed“Artist of the Year” nomination. Mia’s first release via City Pop was “Emotion,” which was released back in 2019 and helped the 18–year–old garner over two million followers on TikTokand over 200,000 subscribers on YouTube.