INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR FLO RIDA SIGNS CANADIAN POP SENSATION TYLER MEDEIROS TO HIS IMG LABEL
Flo Rida Expands The Roster Of His International Music Group (IMG) With The Addition Of The Multi-Talented Young Singer/Actor/Dancer Through A Joint Venture With Canada’s CP Records
Toronto, ON – Multi-Platinum pop superstar Flo Rida announced today that he has signed 16-year-old Canadian pop artist Tyler Medeiros to his International Music Group (IMG) Record Label. After years of crafting worldwide hits, Flo Rida is focusing on developing artists and ushering in a wave of new stars to the music industry. Tyler Medeiros, Canada’s youngest pop sensation, is one of several acts to be announced in the coming months and will serve as one of the flagship artists of the label, which aims to foster talent from various genres of music.
“Tyler Medeiros is a superstar, it’s as simple as that,” said IMG CEO Flo Rida. “His energy and commitment to producing quality music embodies everything we are doing at IMG and we look forward to quickly watching him become a household name.”
Flo Rida, who has sold over 40 million singles worldwide and who’s latest hit “Good Feeling” just hit #1 on the Billboard charts, along with the recently released “Wild Ones” ft. Sia already climbing to #1 in several countries including Australia and New Zealand, saw clips of Medeiros on YouTube he and his manager immediately sought out the young singer. After meeting one another and seeing Medeiros’s drive and ambition, Flo decided to make him one of the marquee artists of his burgeoning IMG record label. Medeiros, who has achieved tremendous success in his native Canada thanks to hits like “Say I Love You (Please Don’t Go)” ft. Young Money’s Lil Twist and “Girlfriend” ft. Danny Fernandes, is preparing to take the industry by storm as he readies a batch of new singles, which will include the upcoming track “Got It Bad.” Like Flo Rida, Medeiros is managed by Strong Arm Management and his projects will be released through a joint venture with Canada’s leading independent record label, CP Records & Management.
“The second you hear Tyler sing or see him perform you know you are witnessing something special,” said Tony Sal, CEO of CP Records & Management. “The partnership with Flo Rida’s IMG label and Lee “Freezy” Prince’s Strong Arm Management is a monumental development for him and for CP Records. We can’t wait to introduce this kid to the world.”
To kick off the partnership, Medeiros will be joining Flo Rida and Pitbull’s upcoming Canadian tour kicking off in Vancouver, BC on March 19, 2012.
“This is a perfect way to bring Tyler to another level,” said Lee “Freezy” Prince, CEO of Strong Arm Management. “Once people see his command of the stage they will be clamoring for more music. Flo sets a tone at his shows and Tyler is ready for the challenge of keeping up.”
About International Music Group
International Music Group (IMG), the label imprint founded by multi-platinum selling recording artist, philanthropist and entrepreneur Flo Rida, promises to sign artists spanning many genres. Artists currently signed to International Music Group include Hip-Hop newcomer Whyl Chyl, Recording Group on the verge Team Phlyte and Canadian Pop Sensation Tyler Medeiros.
About CP Records
Founded by Tony Sal and recording artist Belly (Rebellyus) in 2002, CP Records & Management is one of the leading independent record labels in Canada. The label’s roster includes both domestic and international successes including Danny Fernandes (certified Gold in Canada), Mia Martina (certified Platinum and Gold in Canada), Tyler Medeiros and Massari (certified Gold and Platinum in Canada and Australia and the Middle East respectively). Additionally, CP manages Platinum and Gold selling artists’ Alyssa Reid and JRDN. Collectively, the label has achieved over ten #1 singles, garnered six MMVA Awards and a 2008 JUNO Award for Belly’s release, “The Revolution”. In 2010, CP signed a distribution deal with EMI Music Canada as well as international licensing / distributions deals for territories including the US, the UK, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. www.cprecords.com.
About Strong Arm Management
Strong Arm Management is a full service entertainment group founded by Lee “Freezy” Prince and the management team for one of the most recognizable international artists today, Flo Rida, Canada’s young singer/songwriter Tyler Medeiros, Whyl Chyl and Team
Phlyte. Strong Arm Management is also home to the Strong Arm DJs including WEDR 99 Jamz mix show DJs Entice and DJ Nasty and a host of other influential club, mix show and tour DJs.