◎TuneGO Inc.是一個連結藝人與音樂產業的技術平台，日前其宣布與Priority Records建立合作關係。Priority這個為Eazy-E、N.W.A.、Dr. Dre、Jay-Z、Ice Cube、Snoop Dogg等眾多歌手打下江山的傳奇廠牌，將為TuneGO的內容提供在美國的發行，而其母公司環球音樂集團則將處理全球的市場。
◎Priority Records最近由世界上最大的音樂廠牌環球音樂集團旗下的Capital Records重新啟動，專注於獨立音樂。Priority Records以開啟眾多音樂巨星的職業生涯和旗下諸多知名唱片廠牌而聞名，其中包括Death Row Records、Roc-A-Fella Records、Ruthless Records、No Limit Records和Wu-Tang Records，這些都是urban音樂界的開創性和標誌性品牌。
TuneGO Inc., a technology platform that connects artists with the music industry has announced a partnership with Priority Records. The legendary label, responsible for launching the careers of Eazy-E, N.W.A., Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and many others, will provide distribution for TuneGO content in the United States and its parent company, Universal Music Group will handle the global market.
"This is exactly what we have planned from the beginning for TuneGO and TuneGO Music Group. Providing real opportunities to artists who want to fast track their career without having to go the traditional route of signing directly with a label. This partnership provides exposure to artists who wouldn't have had the opportunity otherwise. And our secret sauce is the algorithms behind our Big Data that shows distribution companies and record labels the true potential of an artist and likelihood of mainstream success," said John Kohl, co-founder and CEO, TuneGO.
TuneGO collects and analyzes Big Data from a variety of sources, such as online activity, fan engagement and industry feedback. "This data can be vital for distribution companies and record labels who are very hesitant to get involved with unknown artists our Big Data offers insight as to an artist's real viability," said Alison Ball, President, TuneGO Music Group, an independent and innovative record label and a wholly owned subsidiary of TuneGO.
"I am impressed with TuneGO and its mission within the music industry that aligns with our goals at Priority Records to give independent artists a voice that is be heard above the daily noise," said William "Fuzzy" West, General Manager of Priority Records. "I appreciate how TuneGO is collecting data; data that can actually help artists have more control over their own destiny while simultaneously helping us identify the artists ready to breakout which gives us an advantage over our competitors."
Priority Records was recently re-launched by Capital Records to focus on independent music. (Universal Music Group, the world's largest music label owns Capitol Records.) Priority Records is a record label known for launching the careers of numerous music superstars and well-known record labels including Death Row Records, Roc-A-Fella Records, Ruthless Records, No Limit Records and Wu-Tang Records, all groundbreaking and iconic brands in the urban music community.
William "Fuzzy" West is an industry veteran formerly of Stampede Management, Warner Bros. Music, iHeartRadio, Power 106 Radio and is an early member of Beats Music with Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine.
TuneGO, which is free for artists and fans, is continuously monitoring its music platform for new artists with Big Data activity. Artists activity on the TuneGO platform is collected from multiple online and offline sources, such as social media followers, fan engagement and industry feedback. A strong ranking on TuneGO can provide artists with access to career-boosting benefits including personalized A&R services, radio airplay, sync-licensing, music reviews, access to the world's most accomplished producers and introductions to major music labels.