De La Soul Do Not Agree With Tommy Boy Records Distribution Deal


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The legendary Hip Hop collective De La Soul is making a public announcement letting their fans and supporters know that their classic music is finally going on streaming platforms via their long time distributor and iconic Hip Hop label Tommy Boy Records.  Unfortunately they will only make 10% off all streaming and purchases, with their old label making a whopping 90% off their catalog stretching back 30 years.  This is the blunt nature of the music industry in 2019 especially when talking about classic catalogs music labels own.  Times have changed with the contracts from the early 90’s with more rappers going indie, owning their own music, and doing their own digital distribution to all major streaming platforms with help from TuneCore, Distrokid, and Soundcloud Pro.

On a positive note, this brings up more awareness of De La Soul’s newest projects “Grind Date” and “Anonymous Nobody“, they have distributed themselves with them making practically 100% of their streaming and purchase earnings.  They also announced a new album dropping this year featuring Pete Rock and DJ Premier.

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