Arjun Coomaraswamy, who is known to his fans as simply Arjun, has just joined the likes of Justin Bieber and Drake by signing a record deal with Island Records UK via the label's Dcypha Productions imprint. In 2012, we had the pleasure of surprising a TC reader and major Arjun fan, by facilitating an interview:
The news is quite inspiring and motivating for aspiring South Asian musicians who have ambitions of breaking into the mainstream music industry.
Darcus Beese, President, Island Records, said: “We are so pleased to welcome Arjun to the Island family and to be releasing his most exciting material to date. He has already shown phenomenal potential with his unique fusion of Urban and Asian music, and we are looking forward to enhancing his profile and success here in the UK and globally.”
Arjun added: “This is a dream come true for me. When you start out in the music industry, you have those moments you wish for and this is definitely one of them. Signing to an illustrious label like Island is definitely an exciting step in a new direction. I’m looking forward to working with the Island & Dcypha teams, and hopefully following in the footsteps of so many legendary artists who have released music under Island Records.”