Multiplatinum group sends new release to radio

By on Sep, 17 2014 with Comment 1

On_AirBoyz II Men must know something about how to sell an album or two – so far, they’ve sold 64 million of them – so it’s instructive when they note that they are making their newest single available to Urban AC radio stations right from the get-go.

The new album is “Collide,” which it says will be released on BMG 10/21/14.

The band, which includes Nate Morris, Shawn Stockman, and Wayna Morris and is said to be the top seller in R&B history, has already put out a single in advance of the album’s availability.

They noted on Tuesday 9/16/14 that it was impacting on Urban AC outlets.

RBR-TVBR observation: This is just one more unsolicited to the power of radio as a way for musicians and labels to monetize their recordings, not to mention help them to sell concert tickets and paraphernalia.

Is it fair for artists and labels to hand a recording to radio stations and say “please please play this,” and then with the other hand reach out and ask for a performance royalty?

One more time: when a song spins on radio, it is for all intents and purposes a three-minute commercial. Musicians know this, so it is time for radio and recording to cease hostilities and get back to working for each other’s benefit as they have for decades.

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  1. I love the con job that a song is a 3 minute commercial
    The same crap that made baggage clerks out of passengers
    And put $18 for popcorn and a drunk in the theater when the movie is 10 bucks
    We need to wake up and be truthful about our corporate intentions and personal commitments to monetary manipulation

    A 3 minute song is a 3 minute song
    The pleasure is all mine as a writer and artist, the profit is from radio borrowing the performance and live appearances is another deal.

    Get honest and be bold, it is the exit plan from slavery.

    Joey