YouTube clip wins recording contract for Cistercian monks

Executives from Universal Music were "blown away" after hearing the voices of monks singing in a Cistercian monastery near Vienna, Austria on a YouTube video clip. The record producers had been looking for a group to record Gregorian chants, which have become popular.

"They're very passionate about their music, and they're very excited about this opportunity," said Universal A&R executive Tom Lewis. The album of chant by 10-12 singers is scheduled for release later this year.