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Kate Hudson embarks on a music career, signing with Jason Wayne Management

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Signaling an upcoming debut album, Kate Hudson has signed with Jason Wayne and his Sandbox Entertainment Group to exclusively manage her musical endeavors. She joins a roster at the Nashville-based management firm that also includes hitmakers Kacey Musgraves, Dan + Shaw, Kelsea Ballerini and Faith Hill.

“Music has always been my passion,” Hudson said in a statement. “What I finally feel ready to share is deeply personal to me, almost like a musical memoir. Writing this album over the past year and a half has been the most fulfilling and immersive experience, and I couldn’t be more excited to partner with Jason to bring it out into the world. I can’t wait to hit the ground running with him on this and other creative ventures.”

“Kate Hudson is a superstar of our generation,” said Owen, founder and president/CEO of Sandbox. “Like other icons of film and stage – from Judy Garland to Lady Gaga – Kate is a versatile entertainer who clearly has a deep connection to music. I couldn’t be more honored and excited to help bring her brilliant music to the world and work with such incredible talent. But mostly such a wonderful person. Big things are coming.”

Hudson, known for her starring roles in “Almost Famous” and “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” is entering the music world at a time when she’s back on the acting scene, with most of her comedic roles on Netflix.” Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” hit. Her singing chops aren’t entirely unknown, as she’s had singing roles in the Broadway musical “Nine,” the Sia-directed film adaptation of “The Musical” (for which she was Golden Globe-nominated), and a running song on the TV series “Glee.”

Hudson first publicly acknowledged that she was pursuing a music career in a tweet last April, when she posted a photo of herself in the studio on Instagram and wrote, “Finally realized it’s time to say the fuk and sianong!” He discussed it further in an interview on “The Tonight Show” in mid-December, telling Jimmy Fallon, “Every time you do an interview, people think, ‘Do you have any regrets?’ I go, ‘I’m in my early forties… not yet.’ But during Covid, I was like, ‘You know what I’m doing?’ I just thought that would be one of my great regrets. … I don’t have any expectations. I just want to put a record out, and so I’m doing it. And I’m really proud of it. I can’t wait.”

Wayne is known for his career-building work with Shania Twain as well as the current roster of Sandbox, led by Musgraves’ multi-genre success. Wayne was named Manager of the Year diversityIts hitmakers event in 2019. In recent years the sandbox has expanded into television and film productions. Now moving into the legitimate theater world as well, Wayne is the producer of “Shocked,” a musical comedy opening on Broadway in April.

Outside of his new alignment with Sandbox, Hudson will continue to be repped by CAA, Untitled Entertainment, Full Coverage Entertainment and Jakeway Austin Tierman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Maurice Bernstein Trattner & Klein.

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