Daily Archives: January 23, 2019

Strategic Alliance Led By Sound Royalties to Fund Latin Indie Artists

Music finance company Sound Royaltiesis proud to announce today a strategic alliance with major Latin market distributor GLAD Empire. This new relationship will help to continue fostering indie artists’ careers. Through Sound Royalties’ innovative funding solutions, indie artists now have the freedom to maintain their independent careers, retain ownership of their content, and receive cash advances to create new videos and promote their product. 

GLAD Empire focuses on digital distribution and monetization of content for creators on platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Google Play, YouTube, SoundCloud, among others specializing in the Latin market. 

“With talent, you can achieve great things. But with talent and finance, one can move mountains,” said President of GLAD Empire, Camille Soto. “At GLAD, we have an exclusive artist roster to which we provide services including distribution and promotion. Working with Sound Royalties to fund artists will benefit the artists directly and the entire urban Latin culture.” 

CEO and founder of Sound Royalties, Alex Heiche, added: “We are very excited about this new relationship with GLAD Empire. Extending the reach of our services through like-minded institutions such as GLAD, helps us reach more creatives looking for flexible funding options that help them advance their career and retain full ownership of their works.”


Norman Brown & Deniece Williams Revisit Her Classic Single Free

Guitarist and singer Norman Brown has linked with Deniece Williams to revisit her 1976 hit “Free.” Their new version is from Brown’s forthcoming album The Highest Act Of Love. The contemporary jazz star who started his career in the ’90s after being discovered by Norman Connors is ready for the release of his 11th studio album. Brown’s guitar adds another layer of tranquility to “Free” and it is a welcome surprise to hear Williams in 2019. Brown’s jazz influence from Wes Montgomery was his starting point in music but he never fell for the jazz purist arguments. His music has had elements of pop, R&B and blues. Brown says, 

“My blending and crossing of styles happens organically by allowing the content to reveal its elements. There are only two kinds of music –  ‘good and bad.'”
Brown’s The Highest Act Of Love comes out February 22nd. 



Black Panther Receives Seven Academy Award Nominations

Tracee Ellis Ross and Kumail Nanjiani announced the 2019 Oscar nominations Tuesday morning from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Marvel Studio’s Black Panther received seven Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Sound Editing, Production Design, Sound Mixing, Original Score, Original Song and Costume Design. Black Panther is the first comic book movie to get Best Picture Oscar nomination. The film became the highest earning film of 2018 in the United States and the second highest worldwide. 

The 91st Annual Academy Awards will broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on February 24, 2019.