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Sofia Carson’s Debut Single “Love Is The Name” Makes Radio Premiere On 4/7

(L to R: Mio Vukovic, SVP of A & R, Head of Creative; Ken Bunt, President, DMG; Sofia Carson; Monte Lipman, Chairman/CEO, Republic Records; Wendy Goldstein, Executive Vice President and Head of Urban A&R, Republic Records; Charlie Walk, President, The Republic Group; Photo Credit: Lester Cohen)

In a Tuesday afternoon press release, Disney Music Group confirmed that Sofia Carson had signed a joint, worldwide record deal with Republic and Hollywood Records.

It also confirmed the debut date for the “Descendants” star’s debut single.

Sofia Carson - Love Is The Name Cover
Sofia Carson – Love Is The Name Cover

Per the release, Carson’s “Love Is The Name” will be serviced to US pop radio on April 7. The singer-actress will premiere the song on Radio Disney that same day.

The song will then be made available for sale and global streaming on April 8. An alternate version featuring J Balvin will also be released for global streaming and international purchase.

“Love Is The Name” features an interpolation of Opus’ “Live Is Life.”  A BMI listing says the song was previously registered with Demi Lovato as the designated artist.

“I am honored to be a part of Hollywood Records and Republic Records,” said Carson of her formally confirmed record deal. “I feel immensely thankful… I cannot wait to share my music with the world.”

“Sofia is an amazing talent who exemplifies a real triple threat,” added Republic’s Monte Lipman. “We’re thrilled to create an alliance with Hollywood Records and participate in launching Sofia’s career in music.”

Written by Brian Cantor

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