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Why Labrinth signed with Simon Cowell's Syco

11 April 2012 Last updated at 10:55 BST

Songwriter and producer Labrinth has revealed why he signed with Simon Cowell's music label Syco.

The 23-year-old Londoner said he had "a lot" of interest from record labels after working as a producer and feature performer with rapper Tinie Tempah.

But the musician said he chose Syco because he was given "complete creative control" of his music.

He said: "[Cowell's] going to take my records to where they need to go...We've created a healthy relationship."