Capitol signs Migos via Quality Control and Motown JV

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Hotly contested Atlanta hip-hop trio Migos have signed to Steve Barnett’s Capitol Records as part of the joint venture with its own Motown Records and Quality Control Music (QC).

The deal between Capitol, QC and Motown was agreed in May 2015 and has seen QC artists worked by Motown and other divisions within CMG in the US market.

Migos, made up of members Quavo, Takeoff and Offset, released their second album on QC titled C U L T U R E on January 27th.

It debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 and topped the R&B/Hip-Hop Album Charts.

It is understood that Offset and Takeoff have also signed to Reservoir for publishing.

Earlier in January, Migos achieved a No.1 single on Billboard’s Hot 100 with Bad and Boujee.

Future music released by the trio will go through QC and Motown/Capitol Records.

Their latest single, T-Shirt, is already Top 20 on the Hot 100 chart to its February 18th commercial release.

The group’s first US tour of 2017 launched on Monday in Santa Ana, CA.

Quality Control, which formed in 2013, is helmed by CEO Pierre “Pee” Thomas and COO Kevin “Coach K” Lee.

Steve Barnett said: “We’re thrilled that our partnership with Quality Control is growing stronger by the day and that Coach K and Pee feel the benefits of CMG’s involvement in fulfilling their collective vision.

“Migos is a true phenomenon with a growing legion of fans that are propelling the group to unprecedented heights. we’re going to do everything we can to help them achieve their bold and creative ambitions as we take their music to the world.”

steve barnett, capitol records

“Migos is a true phenomenon with a growing legion of fans that are propelling the group to unprecedented heights. 

“We welcome Quavo, Takeoff and Offset as members of the CMG family, and we’re going to do everything we can to help them achieve their bold and creative ambitions as we take their music to the world.”

The QC deal was brought to CMG and signed by Motown President Ethiopia Habtemariam, who oversees the companies’ partnership in conjunction with CMG Executive Vice President, Scott Greer.

Habtemariam said: ”We are beyond proud and excited to strengthen our relationship with Coach K and Pierre as they bring their franchise players, Migos, under the umbrella of the Quality Control partnership with Motown/Capitol. 

“The members of Migos are true artists who are representing and driving youth culture as they break boundaries with their music.”

Ethiopia Habtemariam, motown

“The members of Migos are true artists who are representing and driving youth culture as they break boundaries with their music.

“Less than two years ago, we began our relationship with QC because we believed in them and were aligned in a mission and purpose to propel our culture to a global market – and we are doing just that.”

Pictured L-R: QC’s Pierre “Pee” Thomas, Steve Barnett, Migos members Offset, Quavo and Takeoff, Motown President Ethiopia Habtemariam and QC’s Kevin “Coach K” Lee

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