Wind-up Records has announced it has signed a recording contract with the tenth-season American Idol finalist.
"Wind-up Records isn't a label, it's a family and I wanted to be a part of that. They are true music fans that want to see me have a long career as an artist. I couldn't have asked for more when signing a record deal," Durbin, a 22-year-old from Santa Cruz, CA, said in a statement.
Durbin is currently recording his debut album, which will be released in November, with producer Howard Benson. Benson has worked with artists including fifth-seasonAmerican Idol finalist Chris Daughtry, P.O.D, My Chemical Romance, and 3 Doors Down.
Durbin will continue to be managed by Idol's 19 Entertainment production company and Red Light Management.
"We loved James on Idol. We thought he was the standout performer from this season. His passion for rock music made him a natural fit for Wind-up Records," Wind-up Entertainment CEO Edward Vetri said in a statement.
"James has the drive, passion, love of music and a gifted, soaring rock voice that will win rock fans over throughout."
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