Military Band Signs to Universal for £1 million

Military Band Signs to Universal for £1 million
As the Cheeky Girls, Jingle Cats and Crazy Frog have already proven, any Transylvanian set of twins, meowing pet or '90s Eurodance-loving amphibian can get a record deal and somehow manage to sell millions of records. Well, it turns out that not only can the British Army’s bagpipe band score a record deal, but they can also score one worth £1 million (approx. $2 million CDN). Meet the Pipes and Drums of the Royal Scots Dragoon, the military maestros in question that have signed to Universal for that staggering sum. About the project, Pipe Major Derek Potter says: "The pipes are an integral part of our regiment, and we take huge pride in our music. We've even had to impose a curfew on pipes practice, as the rehearsals disturb the non-pipers among us. We're very excited to be able to share our music with the world." Ooh, how dangerous. Jon Cohen, who's worked with Backstreet Boys, will produce. Hmm... not so dangerous. The album will include a cover of Rod Stewart’s "Sailing” and the pipers plan to donate proceeds to various military charities.