Label Expansion Broadens Worldwide Horizon Of Platinum Plus International Artists In New Year

Platinum Plus International artists receive the best of both domestic and international distribution. The exclusive label deal with The Orchard in New York has caused a vast expansion of the audience for artists on the label in the past few years.
By: Entertainment Headline News Nashville
Leslie Davis
Leslie Davis
Sept. 20, 2010 - PRLog -- Hollywood-Nashville-New York – Today’s music consumer is much different from the buyer of recorded music in the past.  International distribution is one of the most important things for the new artist.  It represents sales, touring and income that makes up about 65% of the annual income in the record business on today’s ever changing music horizon.  Let’s face it, artists who sign with Platinum Plus International make more money than their counterparts at other labels.  They have the benefits of a multi-million dollar New  York company THE ORCHARD,  behind them helping with their international distribution.

The Orchard is the world’s leading international digital distributor of record product and maintains sales in over 90 countries outside the United States.  Especially in the formats of pop, rock, country music, gospel and bluegrass the worldwide markets dominate the sales of recorded music product.  Breaking into those markets accounts for over 65% of the income that an artist receives in an economic climate that is more favorable if the artist has developed revenue streams from many different sources.

Platinum Plus International artists have an incredible pay scale in comparison to other labels.  That encompasses several aspects of their career.  An artist that signs with the label can purchase their record product directly from the manufacturer at “cost.”  The label allows the artist to buy, sell and keep all the profits from their personal appearances, their merchandise and touring.  Unlike the new 360 deals at most labels, the Platinum Plus artist can benefit from the low cost of obtaining product and also by having exclusive access to all the profits from their personal appearances, sale of merchandise and a 70-30 deal on digital sales.

All Platinum Plus artists keep 70 cents of every dollar on digital downloads and on brick and mortar sales they keep a whopping 18% of retail sales from stores in year one, 20% in year two, and 22% in year three.  Every album and every year they stay with the label, they get a raise and after the third album project, each artist enters into a 50/50 joint venture with the label and they share income at this level in perpetuity.  It doesn’t get any better than this.  Each artist owns their own master recordings and maintains artistic integrity in what they record in the studio.

The A & R department at Platinum Plus International reviews the product of the new artist for distribution whether or not the product was produced in house.  Some of the most successful product promoted by the label has been produced outside of Nashville by producers in various parts of the country.  To submit your product for review at the label calls for a “free” evaluation by the marketing and communication personnel.  The label’s promotion team will promote single releases to radio, video releases to television and has a long track record of success in breaking and developing new artists.

To submit your product for consideration:

Robert Metzgar, GM
Attention: A & R Department
Platinum Plus International Records
330 Franklin Road
Brentwood, TN 37027-3282
800-767-4984 (toll free)
615-321-0600 (main)
615-338-4497 (fax)

*To contact Mr. Metzgar directly, send an email to and he will respond to your request within 48 hours

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