Genre-bending artist Kyle Dion has signed a record label deal with Position Music, President and CEO Tyler Bacon announced today. Dion’s distinct falsetto voice, sexy hybrid blend of heartfelt R&B soul-pop, and playful-yet-confident attitude have swooned music fans ever since he dropped his debut album SUGA, followed up by his critically-acclaimed SASSY (Deluxe)in 2022. Dion kicks off his 2023 release cycle with his sexy and slinky new single “Boyfriend Jeans”, released last Friday.
“My career to date, I have been fully independent. I’m looking forward to this new chapter in partnering with Position Music and expanding my team. Working with Mike Torres, Mark Chipello, J Scavo, and the rest of the team already feels like family. They understand my vision and where I am trying to go. I’m excited for what we’re creating,” says Dion.
The LA-based artist’s anticipated return to regularly releasing music was well-received by music aficionados and press alike, VIBE Magazine writes “...the vibrant fusion of 2000s R&B and traditional funk is an enticing illustration of a messy cycle of lustful entanglement” when describing “Boyfriend Jeans”. The single was accompanied by an artful music video directed by Venniel Nephew and has reignited Dion’s fanbase, his dedicated followers have streamed his music well over 100M+ times to date.
Dion has been writing and singing songs since the tender age of nine years old, and first caught the eye of the industry as an opening act on PARTYNEXTDOORS’ 2016 European tour before releasing his lauded full-length album debut in 2019. A darling of the underground pop and R&B space, Dion has worked with the likes of Chanel Tres, Kehlani, Duckwrth, Ja Rule, and Kari Faux and has shared stages with PARTYNEXTDOOR, Kali Uchis, H.E.R., Ella Mai, BJ The Chicago Kid, and Jesse Reyes.
The Florida-born artist has already been inked by major publications such as Pitchfork which writes: “[Dion] croons in an elegant falsetto that could soften the hardest of hearts.” and “...[Dion’s] deliriously crystal-clear voice frequently clambers up to notes that are simultaneously spine-tingling and unbelievable,” adds The Fader.
With two full-length albums living in the stratosphere of artistic excellence, Dion is now poised to blow fans away and capture their hearts again. “Boyfriend Jeans” is his first new release in over a year and kicks off a string of new music releases in the future.
Kyle Dion joins a Position Music frontline label roster that includes Kid Bloom, Ryan Oakes, Layto, Blackway, and Welshly Arms, among others. Position Music acquired a majority of Dion’s catalog in the deal. Dion is currently managed by Lauren Camp of On Record and is published by Kobalt. Kyle’s agent is Brandon Hughes of Revel Talent Agency.
“Position feels like the right home as we step into a new era of Kyle Dion. We’ve been impressed by their support and understanding of Kyle’s vision, drive, and passion. We’ve got an incredible opportunity to tell the next chapter of his story together,” says Camp.
“I am beyond excited to have Kyle Dion join the Position Music label. Not only is Kyle Dion a prolific singer and writer, but he also brings a completely unique and distinct visual style. His attention to detail and huge work ethic are inspiring—a dream artist to work with,” says Mike Torres, A&R at Position Music.
“The second Mike introduced us to Kyle, the whole team knew he was forging a singular musical path and that we needed to do everything possible to become his new label home,” adds J Scavo, GM of Recorded Music. “On top of creating incredible music, he has that rare ability to bring songs to life by crafting a complete visual world around every project. From music to live shows to fashion to art, Kyle is the total package and we couldn't be more excited to see what we can accomplish together.”
ABOUT POSITION MUSIC:
Position Music is an independent publisher, record label and management firm, redefining what it means to be a music company. Established in 1999, today Position boasts a multinational presence, expanding Los Angeles headquarters, and a continually growing staff. Position is home to artists, songwriters, and producers such as Judah & the Lion, Welshly Arms, Ryan Oakes, Kid Bloom, Kyle Dion, KANNER, Layto, ¿Téo?, Jack LaFrantz, Fantastic Negrito, TeaMarrr, Yonatan Watts, Dru “Falconry” DeCaro, No Love For The Middle Child, Kyle Reynolds, Krupa, and more.
From Left to Right: J Scavo (GM, Recorded Music at Position Music), Mark Chipello (Partner, Head of A&R), Lauren Camp (Manager, On Record), Kyle Dion, Mike Torres (A&R, Position Music), Tyler Bacon (President & CEO of Position Music). [Photo Credit: Lexus Gallegos]