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    Just read on msnbc that Unlocking The Truth, those little kids that played at Coachella 2014, scored themselves a six album, $1.7 MIL record deal with Sony. Good for them. I'm so glad I got to catch them at Coachella "before they were big stars!" Can't wait for their 1st elpee.
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    Default Re: Unlocking The Truth score $1.7 MIL record deal

    The way that number is being passed around is a bit disingenuous. They have signed a guaranteed 2-album deal which includes a $60,000 advance for the first record and up to $350,000 for a second. The way the math works is that in this deal it could potentially be worth up to $1.7 million if Sony ends up singing options for 6 records in the future.

    I definitely like these kids a lot and do not want to disparage them, but want to clarify that they are aren't having almost $2 million just dumped in their laps.
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    Default Re: Unlocking The Truth score $1.7 MIL record deal

    The deal only kicks in if their first album sells more than 250,000 units.

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    Default Re: Unlocking The Truth score $1.7 MIL record deal

    They're fucking terrible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma View Post
    They're fucking terrible
    But Ohhhh so marketable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma View Post
    They're fucking terrible
    But Ohhhh so marketable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma View Post
    They're fucking terrible
    Have you seen them live? I thought they were great.
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    Default Re: Unlocking The Truth score $1.7 MIL record deal

    Unless I'm misunderstanding how this works, how are they supposed to write, record, mix and produce an album with a measly $60K?

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    That is a lot of money for a studio nowadays, especially if you go in with your songs written and ready to go.
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    Default Re: Unlocking The Truth score $1.7 MIL record deal

    ^^ yeah I read that last night.

    Sad state of affairs the music industry is in

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    I was talking to one of their mothers back stage last year, it was funny because with all the acts ordering their booze and special needs, all the kids wanted was hot dogs and ice cream bars!

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    I was there working on a doc about them last year. Glad the kids are getting it popping.

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