In a time where music labels are fighting against piracy and streaming services, it hasn’t stopped Sony making a deal of the century. It’s between Sony and you-know-who. That’s right, Adele will sign a $130 million contract with Sony.
This tops Whitney Houston’s $100 million contract with Arista Records in 2001. In fact, Adele will also be signing the biggest record deal by any female singer.
This now gives Sony the exclusive rights to release her music. This is certainly great for Adele. She has an amazing voice and presence and has earned her keep. She is deservingly the wealthiest female musician in Britain.
In this podcast we discuss the music business and some of the steps indie artists need to take for audience growth. We also briefly cover the ongoing feud between Kesha & Sony.
The Band vs Artists Podcast is an interview show featuring 3 members of the band Process of Fusion talking to guests from various creative industries.
POF is a progressive rock band that is using their combined experience as songwriters, teachers, and journalists to tackle the inside stories of industry professionals, musicians, actors, YouTube stars, and anyone who creates for a living.
The premise of the show revolves around getting the scoop on how artists make a living as entrepreneurs, moves, and creators. They want to know the who, what, when, why, and how of what makes the artist an ARTIST.
They also add dialogue to some of the music industry’s pressing and trending topics as well as documenting the livelihood of an indie musician.
An American artist has not topped the Billboards charts in nearly 8 month or since July. Non-Americans had reigned for 32 straight weeks.
Here are the non-American acts that topped the charts since July courtesy of Billboard
“Cheerleader,” six, July 25, 2015, OMI, Jamaica
“Can’t Feel My Face,” three, Aug. 22, The Weeknd, Canada
“What Do You Mean?,” one, Sept. 19, Justin Bieber, Canada
“The Hills,” six, Oct, 3, The Weeknd, Canada
“Hello,” 10, Nov. 14, Adele, England
“Sorry,” three, Jan. 23, 2016, Justin Bieber, Canada
“Love Yourself,” two, Feb. 13, Justin Bieber, Canada
“Pillowtalk,” one, Feb. 20, Zayn, England
“Work,” one (to date), March 5, Rihanna, Barbados, feat. Drake, Canada
What happened to American artists?
Adele has helped songwriters & producers make millions. Adele co-wrote each song on the album. Songwriters & producers have made almost $10 million in royalties so far. Adele’s ’25’ had a total of 13 producers. With that said, Adele is on top of a songwriters pitch list. Why? Millions are to be made.
Kanye West prides himself as a successful entrepreneur. He should consider his talents after his latest set back. His latest album “The life of Pablo” has costed the rapper $10 million in illegal downloads. Why? Because Kanye planned to sell the album for $20.00.
“TorrentFreak reported that West’s album was illegally downloaded more than 500,000 times in the first 24 hours of its Feb. 14 release.
In an odd event, Kanye changed his mind 24 hours after the release and the album was not offered for download. Thousands who were ready to buy his latest work illegally ripped the album from The Pirate Bay.
I suppose this is a publicity that went horribly wrong.