Frank Ocean is now an independent artist and Universal Music Group is not happy about that.
You have to read the source link on this and it’s long, but this is a discussion that requires a lot of interest and patience to understand. I launched CBP Music a couple of years ago. I only have two projects available. I did so that I could gain a better understanding of how sales and music work. Granted CBP Music has been a loss for the first two years, but what I learned is that an indie release has basically the same opportunity to grow as a major label release, minus the money changing hands to record stations. Honestly, even when the money changes hands the artists is typically left out of the equation and the only person able to earn money on a streaming song is the Record Label.
It is a very confusing situation for an artist on a major label who signs a contract and this story on Frank Ocean’s latest release shows how complex the narrative is. I’m a fan of Frank Ocean and seeing his “Prince” like manipulation of his contract is both eye-opening and inspiring. I haven’t bought either of the new albums yet, but more than likely I will. At this moment my focus is on the CBP Music new projects. If you don’t quite understand what’s happening here, when you finish reading the source link on Ocean’s album release take a few minutes to read this article:
Nothing is “free”.