Starbucks to sign Joni Mitchell?

They are set to sign a 'great female artist'

Starbucks to sign Joni Mitchell?
It has been rumoured that Starbucks is set to sign Joni Mitchell to their Hear Music label.

CEO Ken Lombard said in press conference on Wednesday (July 18) in London that the label would announce its next signing in the next few weeks, according to a music industry insider.

However Martin Talbot from music industry magazine Music Week gave away more clues about who it was, he said: ”He (Lombard) briefed me yesterday on who that was and I’m absolutely sworn to secrecy.

"But it is another big name artist – one of the all-time great female artists which will, I think, reaffirm what Hear Music is all about.”

It has been speculated that the female artist would be Joni Mitchell.

Mitchell released two albums for Starbucks previously, 2005’s Artist’s Choice’ which contained 18 of her favourite songs and ’Selected Songs’ which contained tracks of hers chosen by the likes of Bob Dylan, Prince and Elvis Costello.

Mitchell who is currently without a label recently said: “My manager is looking at it because the business has fallen apart and there a lot of ways to enter back into the game.”

The album ’Shine’ is believed to contain the tracks ’I f I Had A Heart I’d Cry’,’Shine’, ’Bad Dreams Are Good’, If’ and a new version of ’Big Yellow Taxi’.

Paul McCartney released his ’Memory Almost Full’ album on the album in June and was his highest charting US entry for 10 years.

As previously reported there was speculation, later denied, that the coffee giant had signed Radiohead to their label.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Florence + The Machine unveil new track 'As Far As I Could Get' - listen
Foo Fighters play Ohio record store for Record Store Day, Dave Grohl arrives on motorcycle
Run The Jewels release new track 'Bust No Moves' - listen
Florence + The Machine's second Coachella set cut to 30 minutes due to broken foot
Four Tet plays surprise set at London's Phonica for Record Store Day - watch
Jay Z's Tidal streaming service parts ways with CEO just two weeks after launch
Video evidence of Suge Knight's alleged hit-and-run attack released by court - watch
Prince's Facebook page allegedly hacked, hacker says he 'doesn't care about his...
Marilyn Manson to play hitman in new crime film 'Let Me Make You A Martyr'
Lou Reed would be 'amused but secretly delighted' by Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame...
Emily Eavis denies tabloid reports that Prince pulled out of headlining Glastonbury
Royal Blood don wigs and Hawaiian shirts for 'Conan' performance - watch
Future Islands reveal Record Store Day song 'The Chase'
Tyler, The Creator reveals 'Cherry Bomb' album bonus song 'Yellow' - listen
Michael Bublé apologises after body shaming accusations: 'Women are to be celebrated and...
Diplo says he is 'actively' pursuing a collaboration with Robert Plant after Instagram...
The Prodigy team up with Sleaford Mods for 'Ibiza' video - watch
Bill Ward accuses Ozzy Osbourne of making 'false claims, elitist comments and rude...
Blur share new song 'My Terracotta Heart' and reveal Record Store Day plans
Alice Glass hits out at Ethan Kath's decision to continue Crystal Castles without her
Former Rolling Stones member Bill Wyman to release first solo album in 33 years
Matt Skiba on Blink-182 plans: 'We are hopeful to do more stuff in the future'

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM