Disc Makers Launches Elite Artist Services
Attempts To Capitalize On Established DIY Artists
Disc Makers has launched Elite Artist Services, a new division geared towards major artists who want to go independent. Elite Artist Services will make it easy for artists with expiring deals to leave their labels and sell CDs and downloads directly. Elite offers major artists virtually all of the manufacturing, distribution, download, marketing and ecommerce infrastructure services required to release their projects.
“With major artists like Radiohead, Trent Reznor, and Tori Amos leaving their labels in increasing numbers, going independent has quickly shed its undeserved stigma, and is now seen for what it is – a major profit opportunity for established artists with a solid fan base,” said Elite Artist Services vice president Jeffrey Epstein. “An artist that has already sold 100,000 records clearly has the name recognition to go out on their own, and could increase their profit margin by as mush as tenfold with EAS.”
Elite offers today’s major artist a complete team and infrastructure to make going independent a turnkey process. The company offers a comprehensive suite of services that used to be offered by the record label, including graphic design, mastering, disc manufacturing and packaging, download sales through the artist’s web site and major sites like iTunes, Rhapsody and Amazon.com, CD distribution through Sony RED, custom merch production, product warehousing, ecommerce processing, web site development, digital and print marketing, and more.
There are no long-term contracts, and the artist retains complete control over their music and their rights. The company offers an interactive revenue calculator for artists and managers interested in finding out the revenue potential of going independent versus staying on a label.
More information on Elite Artist Services.