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🚨Musicians, Beware of the Big 3's Latest Tactics! 🚨

What's up, music family! We've got something serious to talk about today—tactics from the Big 3 record labels (Universal, Sony, and Warner) that could limit your creative freedom. Yep, you read that right. These labels are trying to restrict artists from re-recording their own songs for decades, and in some cases, forever.

Why Should You Care? 🤔

Record labels are tightening the re-recording window. Remember the wave Taylor Swift made with her re-recorded albums? You may have heard about Taylor Swift’s ‘Taylor’s Version’ re-recordings, which allowed her to regain control of her music. She gave us all #MajorGoals.

The Big 3, Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner Music Group are taking measures to prevent such occurrences in the future. Their new contracts for artists include staggering restrictions, some demanding wait times of 10, 15, or even 30 years before artists can re-record their releases after leaving the label.

These restrictions go beyond what we’ve seen in the past, and it’s important to note that as independent artists under One City Music Group, we would never limit you in this way.saw that, got scared, and are now trying to tighten the noose. They're changing contracts for new signees, pushing for re-recording restrictions up to 30 years!

The Indie Advantage 🎸

This is where being part of an independent label like One City Music Group comes in handy. We don't put you in a creative straitjacket. We're not here to limit you; we're here to amplify you.

Here’s why working with an independent label like us can be a game-changer:

1. Creative Freedom: Independent labels prioritize your artistic vision and creativity, allowing you to make the music you love without restrictive clauses.

2. Ownership: You retain ownership of your music, giving you control over your master recordings.

3. Flexibility: We adapt to your needs, ensuring your music reaches your audience without unnecessary delays or restrictions.

4. Fairness: Our goal is to support your career, not stifle it. We’re here to empower you, not limit your potential.

One City’s Promise ✨

Your creativity is your strongest asset, and we vow to keep it that way. With our six sub-labels catering to diverse dance genres, we give you the space to be you. No stifling contracts or ridiculous restrictions. Just pure, unadulterated musical freedom.

At One City Music Group, we believe in nurturing your talent and providing you with the opportunities to shine. Our commitment to artists goes beyond genres; we're dedicated to helping you reach your full potential.

Whether you're into house, techno, trance, dubstep, or any other dance music genre, we're here to support your artistic journey. Our mission is to amplify your unique sound and share it with the world. Your creativity drives us, and together, we'll make magic happen.

Stand Your Ground 💪

The music industry is constantly evolving, and knowledge is your greatest asset. While major labels attempt to protect their interests, remember that your career is in your hands. Negotiation is key, and understanding the terms of any contract is vital.

Musicians, it's time to be cautious when negotiating new contracts. The fine print matters now more than ever. Protect your future by aligning with labels that put artists first.

So, why get stuck in a 30-year rut when you could be setting the stage on fire with us? 🔥 Tap in to the discussion below and tell us your thoughts on a 30 year clause on re-recording your music. Let’s keep the music playing—without any strings attached! 🎵

Stay tuned for more updates on how we can continue to elevate your music and your career.


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