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Thread started 05/20/22 9:29am

SoulAlive

Chaka Khan update: new record deal and new album on the way

Chaka Khan signs new agre...nd Reviews

(May 20, 2022) The SRG/ILS group is honored to announce a new collaboration with one of the most iconic and recognizable voices in American music, Chaka Khan! A singer, songwriter, actor, and activist, Chaka Khan is one of the world’s most gifted and celebrated musicians the world has ever known. Impacting almost every popular musical genre and having sold an estimated 70 million records, Chaka Khan has influenced generations of recording artists.

Chaka Khan is a beacon of light in our industry. Her spirit and her vocals soar. It is a pleasure working with her on this next chapter and we got a hot record here.” – Claude Villani, Founder and CEO of The SRG/ILS Group.

I am very proud to be with The SRG/ILS Group, a company that is run by a real musician who understands the needs of artists that have been overlooked for years.” Chaka Khan

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Reply #1 posted 05/20/22 9:52am

SoulAlive

the new album will be released this summer.....expect the new single soon.

Chaka Khan

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Reply #2 posted 05/20/22 6:41pm

RJOrion

eek cool
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Reply #3 posted 05/22/22 1:14pm

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I will believe it when I see an actual release date. I hope its better than the last album which was a huge disappointment considering she made us wait so long.
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Reply #4 posted 05/22/22 1:20pm

SoulAlive

the last album Hello Happiness has a few great moments but it was more of an EP.It doesn’t feel like a “complete” album.I’m hoping that the new album will be more diverse and cover more ground.
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Reply #5 posted 05/22/22 4:20pm

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I just LOVE Chaka(whom an acquaintance knows well). She's one of my favorite singers.

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Reply #6 posted 05/24/22 7:10am

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SoulAlive said:

the last album Hello Happiness has a few great moments but it was more of an EP.It doesn’t feel like a “complete” album.I’m hoping that the new album will be more diverse and cover more ground.

I only listened to "Happiness" once and put it away. Didnt connect to it at all. She's too mature for dance music and R&B does not sell anymore. Her voice is a lot more raspy so I am hoping this alleged album will be in a different genre. I think it is the perfect opportunity for her to release that Rock album she promised a couple of decades ago. Bettye Lavette started doing that a while ago and it revived her career.
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Reply #7 posted 05/24/22 1:37pm

SoulAlive

maybe with this new deal,she can find a way to finally release the 1995 ‘Dare You To Love Me’ album.
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Reply #8 posted 05/25/22 5:38am

JorisE73

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I just LOVE Chaka(whom an acquaintance knows well). She's one of my favorie singers.



Stop trying to make this thread about you and stop pretending to know people in "The industry", you've been called out too many times to be taken seriously, liar.

Seek help!

https://www.psychologytod...p-syndrome

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Reply #9 posted 05/25/22 5:39am

JorisE73

Can't wait, for her album.
I wasn't to sold on Like Sugar, but hopefully this will be better.

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Reply #10 posted 05/25/22 7:34am

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SoulAlive said:

maybe with this new deal,she can find a way to finally release the 1995 ‘Dare You To Love Me’ album.

Yes, It would be great if she worked out a distribution deal with the label to reissue deluxe editions of her Warner albums. Lots of vault material along with a few soundtrack songs and a B-Side from "C.K." that have never been issued on CD or digitally.
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Reply #11 posted 05/25/22 10:35am

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excited

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Reply #12 posted 05/26/22 3:31pm

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About time! wink

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #13 posted 06/01/22 2:46pm

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I know music marketing is designed to convince people who are unqualifiesd to assess the value of art to buy something, but if I were the musical artist I'd tell them to please tone this shit way down: "One of the most gifted and celebrated musicians the world has ever known".

Almost no one pays for music anymore, so why the hoopla? Just be honest.

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Reply #14 posted 06/01/22 4:21pm

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rockford said:

I know music marketing is designed to convince people who are unqualifiesd to assess the value of art to buy something, but if I were the musical artist I'd tell them to please tone this shit way down: "One of the most gifted and celebrated musicians the world has ever known".

Almost no one pays for music anymore, so why the hoopla? Just be honest.

Vinyl record sales boom, domestic record pressing plants can't keep up, so artists endure production pressure

An employee controls the matrix as it is used to carve on a copper master record as part of the creation process for vinyl records at the GZ Media factory in Lodenice
Petr Josek Snr/REUTERS
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Employee controls the matrix as it is used to carve on a copper master record as part of the creation process for vinyl records.

At $1 billion in vinyl record sales, 2021 was the biggest year for vinyl since 1986, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. At just 11% of all revenues, physical sales are still exploding — with vinyl revenue growing 61% year over year.

Vinyl record sales have grown rapidly for more than a decade. That’s one of few bright spots for musicians and an industry that’s been battered by shrinking physical sales the past two decades, and more recently the pandemic.

But vinyl record production has again struggled to keep up, and small artists are bearing the brunt of the production pain.

riaa 2021 physical.PNG
RIAA 2021 Report
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Vinly record sales hit $1 billion for the first time since 1986

The story of demand outstripping the capacity of record pressing plants is not new. Once considered a fad, the resurgence of vinyl became a serious source of revenue a decade ago. The bottlenecks of production were highlighted in the middle of the last decade.

A number of people entered the market — refurbishing of old pressing plants — to the relief and fanfare of a vinyl hungry marketplace. But as sales surged, so did the business case for legacy labels to reproduce their catalogs — re-releasing everything from Nirvana’s 1991 smash hit “Nevermind” to Art Blakey’s 1959 hard-bop masterpiece, “Moanin’.”

And as the majors lean on independently owned record pressing companies, relief was never realized in the record production pipeline.

"The major labels are gobbling up all of the production space. And it's causing the independents to really, really suffer," said Chris Cline, an audio engineer who does mixing and mastering for vinyl production.

In 2020, Rainbo Records Pressing plant — one of the biggest in the country — closed. Last year, production requests surged, and now the backlog may be the worst it's ever bee

https://www.tpr.org/arts-culture/2022-04-07/vinyl-record-sales-boom-domestic-record-pressing-plants-cant-keep-up-so-artists-endure-production-pressure

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #15 posted 06/02/22 11:08am

SolaceAHA

purplethunder3121 said:

rockford said:

I know music marketing is designed to convince people who are unqualifiesd to assess the value of art to buy something, but if I were the musical artist I'd tell them to please tone this shit way down: "One of the most gifted and celebrated musicians the world has ever known".

Almost no one pays for music anymore, so why the hoopla? Just be honest.

Vinyl record sales boom, domestic record pressing plants can't keep up, so artists endure production pressure

An employee controls the matrix as it is used to carve on a copper master record as part of the creation process for vinyl records at the GZ Media factory in Lodenice
Petr Josek Snr/REUTERS
/
X00396
Employee controls the matrix as it is used to carve on a copper master record as part of the creation process for vinyl records.

At $1 billion in vinyl record sales, 2021 was the biggest year for vinyl since 1986, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. At just 11% of all revenues, physical sales are still exploding — with vinyl revenue growing 61% year over year.

Vinyl record sales have grown rapidly for more than a decade. That’s one of few bright spots for musicians and an industry that’s been battered by shrinking physical sales the past two decades, and more recently the pandemic.

But vinyl record production has again struggled to keep up, and small artists are bearing the brunt of the production pain.

riaa 2021 physical.PNG
RIAA 2021 Report
/
Vinly record sales hit $1 billion for the first time since 1986

The story of demand outstripping the capacity of record pressing plants is not new. Once considered a fad, the resurgence of vinyl became a serious source of revenue a decade ago. The bottlenecks of production were highlighted in the middle of the last decade.

A number of people entered the market — refurbishing of old pressing plants — to the relief and fanfare of a vinyl hungry marketplace. But as sales surged, so did the business case for legacy labels to reproduce their catalogs — re-releasing everything from Nirvana’s 1991 smash hit “Nevermind” to Art Blakey’s 1959 hard-bop masterpiece, “Moanin’.”

And as the majors lean on independently owned record pressing companies, relief was never realized in the record production pipeline.

"The major labels are gobbling up all of the production space. And it's causing the independents to really, really suffer," said Chris Cline, an audio engineer who does mixing and mastering for vinyl production.

In 2020, Rainbo Records Pressing plant — one of the biggest in the country — closed. Last year, production requests surged, and now the backlog may be the worst it's ever bee

https://www.tpr.org/arts-culture/2022-04-07/vinyl-record-sales-boom-domestic-record-pressing-plants-cant-keep-up-so-artists-endure-production-pressure

This is partly why some labels are raising prices on catalog releases, to slow down demand a bit to catch up. But also someone had pointed out the complaint of some artists being pushed to the front of the production line because of status, and example was the latest ADELE was manufactured at a crazy rate and volume and there are stores literally sitting on tons of copies, many said the HUGE price tag for the album 37.99 was insane, since it was nothing special. They also said some places also had many Taylor's Version of RED but with that they said it was also a high ticket, but you were getting tons more for the price, but they said also it was something over ordered, these were two that were pushed to the head of the line for the holidays last year and caused a few delays on RSD releases for some also for many indie artists who deal with fans straight, they had to take a back seat since many use these same plants to manufacture

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