News: Kanye West Signs G.O.O.D. Music To Major Label


Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music inks long-term deal with Island Def Jam Records.

With all of the great music and artists coming out of the G.O.O.D Music camp, it is no surprise they have secured an exclusive long-term deal with Island Def Jam Records. According to, the announcement was made by Kanye West, Barry Weiss, Chairman & CEO of Universal Motown Republic Group (UMRG), Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJMG), and Steve Bartels, President & COO, Island Def Jam Music Group.

“G.O.O.D. Music is an exciting new chapter in the long and successful association of Kanye West and Island Def Jam. As a recording artist and a producer over the past eight years, there is no one who has made a greater impression on the game than Kanye.  We look forward to working closely with the new and established artists that he will be bringing to G.O.O.D. Music, which is already off to an impressive start with Big Sean.” – Barry Weiss

Prior to inking the deal, Def Jam served as a production and management company to G.O.O.D. Music. However newcomer Big Sean, who’s album, “Finally Famous” hit stores today, will be the first artist to release material under the new agreement with the new label. In case you didn’t know (for whatever reason), the G.O.O.D. music roster includes artist such as John Legend, Common, Kid Cudi, Big Sean, Pusha T. and producer Hit-Boy. Expect big things from ‘Ye and the rest of the camp in the near future. Boiii!

Reported by : Talim Adderly