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EMPIRE Records Pays First Artist Advance Ever Entirely In Bitcoin

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Today, multi-platinum Atlanta-based artist and entrepreneur, Money Man, received his entire 7-figure advance in Bitcoin via Cash App from EMPIRE’s Founder & CEO Ghazi.  Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Built from the ground up as a technology company, EMPIRE’s software for distribution, analytics, recoupment, and royalties, has offered a level of transparency unprecedented in the music industry […]

EMPIRE Appoints Hitmaka As Vice President Of A&R

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Chart-topping, multi-platinum producer, artist, and A&R executive Hitmaka joins independent powerhouse EMPIRE as Vice President of A&R while simultaneously debuting his new single and video for “Quickie” featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Queen Naija.  The new single speaks to the first stages of an initial attraction as Hitmaker plays the protagonist in the new visual directed by Hakeem / Keemotion. Listen to […]

BET to Premiere ‘The Next Big Thing’ Music Competition


There will be another show for all you talented singers! It has been announced that BET’s newest reality music competition series The Next Big Thing, will make its premiere on July 9 at 10 PM/9 PM CT. Judges, also known as “The League”, mogul Dame Dash, multi-platinum producer Zaytoven, and industry executive Tina Davis will […]