Tween Metal Band Unlocking The Truth Signs to Sony

Posted 15 Jul 2014 in Artist News, Industry Insights

These days, having the support of a major label is often the difference between making it and going bankrupt for a band. No matter how much complaining they do, major labels definitely have access to assets and monetary sums that are far out of the reach of an independent label.

Unlocking The Truth

This leads to the major labels often having first pick of artists on their roster, which makes the choices each of the three company’s respective A & R departments make all the more important. You can imagine how exciting it must have been, then, for Brooklyn based metal trio Unlocking the Truth to get signed by Sony Records recently, especially considering the fact that each of the members in the band are only 13 years old.

A documentary was recently released on the band, and it was so beloved by the public that Sony agreed to a two album contract with Unlocking the Truth. The deal stipulates $60,000 for the first album, up to $325,000 for the second, and options for four subsequent releases should Sony so choose. If all of the albums end up being made, Sony will have poured $1.7 million into the band.

This is quite an impressive sum to award a group of 13 year olds, despite their recent performances at Coachella and with Guns ’N Roses. Congrats to the band.

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