Afrojack Signs Global Deal with Universal Music Group


If you were wondering why Afrojack went out and spent  $240,000 (and promptly crashed an hour later) a Ferrari 458 Italia last month, well, it might well be because today Universal Music Group announced it had signed him to a global deal and was immediately taking over radio promotion and sales in the U.S. for his sing “As Your Friend” featuring Chris Brown.

Obligatory press release gush from Afrojack: “I want to take my music to the next level, both creatively and from a business point of view. Partnering up with UMG will give me the chance to do both, so I am very happy we were able to make a deal. UMG will support my releases with very strong budgets and with great people working my music around the world.”

Obligatory press release gush from Hugo Langras, Afrojack’s manager. “This deal is an ideal combination of Wall Recordings’ strength as an independent with the worldwide marketing and distribution infrastructure that UMG can provide us with. We are very happy with this agreement, as it will allow us to take Afrojack’s career as a recording artist to the next level, while safeguarding his independence and stature in the EDM world.”

Let’s hope the deal includes driving lessons.

Afrojack Buys $240k Ferrari, Wrecks It An Hour Later


Just because you can mix records doesn’t mean you know how to drive. Shortly after purchasing a brand new red Ferrari 458 Italia, Dutch DJ/producer Afrojack (a.k.a Nick van de Wall) tweeted, “I made a new friend!!!” But the friendship went sour no less than an hour later as Afrojack promptly crashed his new luxury ride. He tweeted, “Ok that sucks. Good thing we’re all ok!!!! Lesson in life: don’t drive a Ferrari in sh*t weather!”

After fans inquired as to why he’s smiling in the picture he posted, he responded: “For everyone thats asking me why im smiling: its a car, i have a great family and just as great fans!! love all of you!”

In unrelated news Afrojack later tweeted that he’s having a secret listening party for his album today in Holland. Our advice? Stick to music, Nick, and leave the driving to the experts!