Don’t call it a comeback!
Janet Jackson set the internet on fire when she dropped a video announcing she would be releasing a brand new album and heading out on a world tour this year.
On Wednesday, BMG announced their new partnership with Janet to release her first album in seven years this fall through her own label, Rhythm Nation Records.
The worldwide partnership with Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation will see the release in Fall 2015 of her first as-yet-untitled album and a commitment to pursue the full range of options within the broader Bertelsmann group of which BMG is part. With Rhythm Nation Janet Jackson becomes arguably the first female African-American recording artist to form her own record label. At Rhythm Nation Janet plans to offer a home to both new and established recording artists.
The partnership with BMG makes Janet Jackson the biggest worldwide superstar yet to quit the traditional record label system for a so-called artist services deal, designed to put artists in the driving seat. Unlike a traditional record deal, under an artist services deal the artist retains ownership of their recordings and full oversight of all costs and revenues.
Feel free to read the full press release here.
Congratulations to Janet!
I’m anxiously awaiting her return and I’m even more excited that she’s doing it on her own terms.
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