Spotify & Amazon Music block a 44% increase in royalties that songwriters would receive through the next 5 years in the U.S.
Russel Wilson gifts wife, Ciara, the masters to her music to jump-start her new music company Beauty Marks Entertainment (BME).
LA Based artists Joyce Wrice and Kay Franklin make beautiful music. Circa 2016, “Rocket Science” is a timeless piece that we’re dusting off and putting back on the shelf.
With accessibility to modern day digital distributors like Distrokid & Tunecore, as well as the variety of digital streaming companies like Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Tidal, etc. the question is–are distribution deals necessary and/or relevant in 2019? If so, what does one look like? Distribution deals have changed a lot over the years–but so has the music industry in general, so how can artists adapt to this new terrain? Well, like anything else it starts with information. Companies like Empire Records have found a niche in today’s industry doing partnership deals with artists allowing them to maintain their “independence”. What they (and other similar companies) do is offer artists distribution deals in which they give the artists funding known as an advance to produce & promote a record (or series of records). One thing artists need to be aware of and begin exercising is their ability to only take what they need. Now this seems pretty practical, like common-sense, but in reality many artists get themselves into a rut by accepting ALL of what a label offers. What a lot of people don’t understand is that an advance is just another term for a loan (I know, right?). If
With all of the cool advancements in artist experiences we aren’t shocked yet, still intrigued with Eminem’s attempt at one of his own. We have the trailer below.
Chris Brown signed a historic new licensing deal with RCA, making him one of the youngest artists to own any of their master recordings. Chris’ upcoming album, Indigo, will be the first album released under the new deal.