LABEL NEWS: Rod Stewart Signs With J Records — New Label Gets Marsalis Namesake

Rod Stewart has signed to Clive Davis' J Records in a worldwide, multi-album deal with an album due in October; Stewart recorded for Warner Bros. and Atlantic for the past quarter century and prior to that, Mercury Records.

New Label Gets Marsalis Namesake

Jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis has formed a new independent label, Marsalis Music. Distributed by Rounder Records, Marsalis launched the label with his father, noted pianist, Ellis Marsalis.