Big news – Huffamoose, formerly on Interscope Records are signed and heading back in the studio January 2, 2018 to record their next album on Winding Way Records.
Huffamoose scored big on their debut album (We’ve Been Had Again) with their hit song “Wait” on Interscope Records. Huffamoose toured the US and became a household name after their appearances on the David Letterman Show and Late Night with Conan O’Brien and many other television and radio shows.
Huffamoose features the original lineup with Craig Elkins, Kevin Hanson, Erik Johnson and James Stager. These guys are great musicians and together they are intoxicating.
An Austin Texas native and the daughter of a musician and record producer since passed, Evelyn found her voice and songwriting fused somewhere between the motown and country music she was surrounded by as a child… “Tripping through cables on the way to shower in the morning, and finding an amp mic-ed in the bathtub was something I became early accustomed too… music has been my whole life.”
Evelyn now lives and works in New York City as a Music Producer, it’s there where we discovered her talent and we are excited to be releasing new music from her and her band in 2018.
Welcome to Winding Way Records – We are focused on Artist Advocacy – We are Artists Advocates
We take no copyrights, publishing rights or mechanical rights. In our deals you maintain your rights and license to us the right to produce, promote, publish and distribute your music. We make sure that you have your copyrights filed, your PRO registrations and Nielsen Soundscan setup. We send your music to radio stations, do press releases and promotion. We promote your music on social media. We help market your music to music directors in the television and motion picture industry. In exchange for our services, we offer a 70/30 split on net profit and only expense direct costs to produce, promote and distribute your music – no administrative overhead!
Super excited to have Maggie Pope and Adam Monaco tracking the Under the Oak LP with Chris Peace (Musician and Producer) The sessions at Rittenhouse Soundworks (Philadelphia) are super creative with Peter Tramo handling all the Engineering and Jim Hamilton at the helm. Looking forward to the Big Sky album release this fall.
Most artists today are releasing their music on streaming services to “get noticed” and “get out there” but It may be very disappointing. Here is the breakdown of streaming revenue assuming an average net rate of $0.0013 per stream (typical free streaming rate on Spotify)
That’s 13 cents per 100 streams
$1.30 per thousand streams
$13 per ten-thousand streams
$130 per hundred-thousand streams
$1,300 per million streams
In comparison to downloads, CD and vinyl sales -Assuming the 2017 CRB royalty rate of 9.1 cents per song sold, a ten song EP would guarantee at least $0.91 per permanent download, CD or Vinyl record sold. This is $910 per thousand, or $9,100 per ten thousand sold. Returns are higher when artists sell direct to fans at shows and with our distribution network.
Winding Way Records may be able to help you really get noticed and really get out there Vs. giving all your music away for virtually no compensation. We will work with you strategically to have a better outcome; we are Artist Advocates.
Winding Way Records to distribute direct to up to 900 independent records stores in the US market. Our Artist’s music will be made available to over 900 independent record stores throughout the USA. Of those, we have identified 100 record store-venues that are a great way to distribute and connect directly with your fan base!
Our direct to consumer eCommerce distribution via our eCommerce store plus iTunes, Amazon Music and Google Play will get your music out there fast!
For promotions and post release we distribute to all streaming majors including Apple Music, Deezer, Pandora, Spotify, and Tidal plus the MediaNet network.
We are super excited to work with Cookie on his new projects in 2017! Cookie Rabinowitz the “Soulman, Philanthropist, Optimist” singer, songwriter musician from Philadelphia who’s music is a funky pop R & B that is intoxicating.
Winding Way Records is proud to announce we are now working with Under the Oak (Adam Monaco and Maggie Pope) to produce a new LP, CD, vinyl production, distribution, promotions plus studio and location videos! We are super excited about this partnership because Adam and Maggie are an amazing duo!
As part of our Artist Advocacy model Winding Way Records will not attempt to take your publishing rights, reduce your royalty rates or do anything else that is underhanded.
We will always advocate for you in our contracts. For example, the industry in the past took 100% of the rights, shared net revenues 50/50 but only after trumping up marketing and distribution expenses. In reality these deals mean little or nothing for the artists after deducting the label overhead. These bad deals meant an Artist typically only received about 5% of the deal.
We are different – we take no copyrights, publishing rights or mechanical rights. In our deals you maintain your rights and license to us the right to publish and distribute your music. In exchange we offer a 70/30 split and only expense direct costs to produce, promote and distribute your music. No first class tickets, no expensive lunches, no unnecessary overhead expenses. If you don’t benefit we failed in our mission to be Artist Advocates.
In the past the industry contracts reduced the royalties due an artist. We will not have a Controlled Composition clause or “Cap” in any agreement in attempt to reduce the mechanical royalty rate that an artist is due. The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) sets the royalty rate for authors of music (rights owner). We guarantee that we will not attempt to reduce this rate in any of our agreements. If someone offers you a record deal that has a “Controlled Composition” clause – walk away.
If we become your publisher, we help you register your music works with the Copyright office, register you at the leading Performance Rights Organization (PRO) such as BMI and help make sure your royalties are tracked correctly. Our publishing agreements are split on collections but just to give us the right to Administer your PRO registrations – we will not seek more than a 10 percent of collections in these deals.