Emblem 3 Signed To Columbia Records, Mini Tour in Works

Drew Chadwick of Emblem 3 reveals in an interview at Supercross that the boys record deal with Columbia will be announced soon.  Record label talk begins at the 3:15 mark.

“Our record company, Columbia records, they’re announcing the signing on Monday,” said Drew, “They’ve moved us into a nice apartment in Burbank. We should be recording every day until we get out first single done. We should be doing a mini-tour –it’s not finalized yet–but we’ve been talking doing the mini tour in South America and Brazil. We’ve got a lot of fans out there.”

“Basically, after the show was over, you have a window of time where people are still interested,” said Drew, “We gotta hit it hard.”

The group is already making some dough. Emblem3 tweeted yesterday, “We just made our first ten grand on Itunes! Thank you so much to everyone who bought our songs when they werr up! I cant wait to hangout!”


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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IDXVM7NCMXZVHX4M2RFBYOTYDA Robert

    So are they doing a mini tour out of the country because nobody here is interested in coming to see them?

  • http://twitter.com/dam744 Damien Roberts

    Drew honestly has no place in the music industry…I can’t sing either, so I’m not judging him. But lets be honest.

  • RomtubBuiel

    Its not the music industry anymore, its the “music” industry attached to a massive branding engine.

  • ptebwwong

    Maybe they can make more money from touring over there. Touring in the U.S. can be expensive now for artists even doing a small tour.

    It is peculiar to tour out of the country so soon instead of at least doing a small tour in the U.S.

  • http://twitter.com/liviasellers Livia Sellers

    I feel like maybe I’m alone here, but I really like Emblem3 and I think they’ll have a big career. I get people don’t like them for what they showcased on the show, but their originals are really great (for my taste, at least). Give them a chance! :)
     And I do appreciate they are not media trained and always talk too much, I find that very entertaining and sincere. 
    Now excuse me, I gotta celebrate that they’re signed + coming to BRAZIL!!!!!

  • MV007

    This just has me concerned about Fifth Harmony.  I think, in a rare moment of wisdom, Drew was right when he said there is only a small window of opportunity.  And here these guys are already moved into an apartment and talking about touring plans and recording an album.  And its not just in vague terms.  Clearly they are on their way and are working on things.  Meanwhile, the fifth harmony girls are scattered around the country and can barely get Camila and Lauren to get together for more than a day and they live 20 minutes apart.  I’m guessing the families have reservations with moving their 15-17 yr old girls to LA but if they are going to make a go of it then they need to put the gears in motion like yesterday.

  • Last Laugh Lane

    Only enjoying this because I can’t WAIT until these kids want to make a “Sublime-like” sound….. buuuut Boss Cowell prefers sugary rush mocking-themselves puppy love pop (see: “Kiss You, One Direction”)
    Now… where’s Fifth Harmony’s announcement? I want to hear how the girls’ powerful vocals sound in the studio because we never got to, another reason to hate X Factor.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    ““Basically, after the show was over, you have a window of time where people are still interested,” said Drew, “We gotta hit it hard.” ”

    So naturally, that means a mini tour in South America and Brazil, not in the U.S. where people voted for them. Makes so much sense. lol 

  • http://twitter.com/CCHaleyR227__ Chris 1/1

    Lauren’s dad (@themikeinator on twitter) tweeted a fan that asked when they were reuniting the other day saying “hopefully soon our attorney is meeting with Syco this week . I will keep u all informed”

  • MV007

    Ok, thank you for that information.  And please don’t take this the wrong way, because I’m a 20 something male, but I already feel creepy enough following these girls on twitter and checking tumblr for information so I’ve drawn an arbitrary line at following the parents.

  • chillj

    Oh crap.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    Congrats E3!!  I knew you would be signed and I also believe you will be very successful.

    My dd will be begging for tickets to see you on tour!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F3XJE5GRAUMYR7Y5RYZUW7SC4U md

    Follow the money. Most of those iTunes sales must have been coming from south of the border.

  • Anny_nanny

    I agree. But if they can’t make a date in the US, they should go where invite.

  • MV007

    I don’t think this is anything new in regards to E3 touring elsewhere before coming to the US.  In the past boy bands like NKOTB and backstreet boys and NSYNC all went to europe first and kind of honed their skills. 

  • girlygirltoo

    So did Simon sign them or not?

    I’m not sure why they think they have a lot of fans in South America. Maybe from twitter follower geographical info or something?

    I wasn’t impressed with them on the show. They seemed like all hype. But I wish them luck in their career. Will be interested to see if they can find a significant level of success.

  • http://twitter.com/BuranaBurana Carmina Burana

    If I had to pick one contestant to invest on, I’d pick Emblem3, and I am not a teenager salivating over cute muscle boy.  I liked Sunset Boulevard enough to check on their other tunes, and I loved their style.  It sounded to me like old days Beach Boys with a touch of blues updated with some rapping mix. Granted: no great vocalists, any of the three, but they have a nice, different vibe. They are as radio friendly as it can get.  What they displayed on TV had nothing to do with their own style, they made a valiant effort to adapt whatever material they were given, even made the rapper sing. But it was a blasphemy that they were not allowed to play their instruments, check their acoustic versions on YT if it is still there, pretty impressive skills, I’d say.  No surprise they were signed so fast, they are probably the ones with most commercial appeal, plus being in business for longer that the others and having their own management in place probably made the paperwork flow more easily.  They also had an extra week to hammer on the deal while the others were preparing for the finale.

    The international fan basis is explained by the demographics of who watch the show.  While in the US, the show is broadcast on an open channel, in South America it is only showed on (expensive) cable, which restricts the public to a more urban, English-speaking thus more affluent demographic.  Exactly the type Cowell dreams on attracting in the US, but is not having much success.  The majority of the public who watches this type of shows in the US is not warm to “surfer duuuudes”‘, they’d rather support the polite, humble, similar to the  boy or girl next door, “yes, mam” types a la PP and the country guy who won.  The fact they actually made it this far was actually surprising to me, as I mostly did not like their performances, and I think they didn’t like the performances themselves.

    Just hope they don’t lose their identity within a large label.  And somebody please tell this boy that Brazil is IN South America!

  • kmd23

     You are not alone. I think that E3 will be successful and I always did. Tate and E3 were always the most marketable from X Factor this year for different reasons.

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.whit.319 Steve Whit

    Maybe I am crazy but don’t these idots think that the label should have announced they are signed instead of just blabbing it out in a random interview. I am not sure how  what the culmative IQ is of this group but I am guessing it is double digits

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake Williams

    I heard rumors Fifth Harmony and Carly got signed. When do we get the announcement on that?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    If Emblem3 has made $10,000 from their iTunes sales, and the artists get $ 0.09 per downloaded song, then that means that they’ve sold about 111,000+ downloads. Good, but not great.

  • Mateja Praznik

    Syco released press release. 1D’s songwriting team will help them out.


  • fuzzywuzzy

    “Renowned songwriter, producer and talent coach Savan Kotecha will be executive producing the album and said “I was so impressed by the talent and energy of the Emblem3 boys that I had to work with them. I’m looking forward to helping them fulfill their creative vision and working with the amazing Syco and Columbia team who, in my opinion, are the best in the business!”

    I didn’t realize that the EP of E3’s album is a vocal producer on X-Factor US. From wiki:

    Savan Kotecha is an American songwriter and record producer from Texas.[1] Kotecha has written such hits as Britney Spears’ “If U Seek Amy” and “I Wanna Go”,Usher’s “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love”, One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” and “Live While We’re Young”, and Maroon 5’s “One More Night”. The recipient of 6 BMI Awards and 2 Billboard Music Awards, Kotecha’s songs have achieved number one status the world over, having sold more than 85 millions copies. Kotecha can be seen on the American version of Simon Cowell’s The X Factor, where as Vocal Producer, a role reprised from the original UK show, Kotecha aids and develops the show’s budding talent.


  • MV007

    I wouldn’t put much stock into X factor’s itunes sales because it was a total bitch to find them.  I don’t think you could get to the songs unless you went through the X factor website.  Any search of a contestant within itunes brought you nowhere.  This is in contrast to the Voice which shoves them down itunes front page’s throat and even Idol does a fairly good job of getting them out there albeit with trying to hide the singles and forcing you to buy an album of all the contestants.

  • Mateja Praznik

     Savan Kotecha worked with 1D and Cher Lloyd. He later commented in one of his interviews that he knew exactly what kind of songs needed to be written/found for the boys.