Metallica Starts their Own Blackened Label
Dec03

Metallica Starts their Own Blackened Label

Metallica has gone independent. Announced last Friday, the famed rockers have left longtime label Warner Music Group after 28 years, and were able to take ownership of all their master recordings with them, including all music and long form videos under provision of their renegotiated joint venture agreement with the WMG in 1994, where all masters revert back to the band as of November 30, 2012. The band also announced the formation...

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Trent Reznor: Radiohead inspired me to go back to a major label
Oct15

Trent Reznor: Radiohead inspired me to go back to a major label

Speaking to Talking Heads frontman David Byrne at the Aratani/Japan America Theatre in Los Angeles last night (October 14), Reznor admitted that never seeing his music in record shops was getting him down. We’re playing in Prague, but I see flyers up for Radiohead, who are playing the same place we’re playing, six months from then. Then I walk into the record shop, and there isn’t a section that says Nine Inch Nails.  ...

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How Labels Screw Bands using Jurisdiction and Venue

In this video entertainment lawyer Marty Frascogna describes how labels will using contract language to get one over on artists. This is a primary reason why artists are avoiding record labels and entertainment lawyers are recommending that you learn how to sell your music online. There are many ways, but specifically we are discussing Jurisdiction and Venue. It is possible to get these changed in contracts. It never hurts to ask, but...

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