Twenty-three-year-old singer-songwriter Chance Peña recently found himself amid a flurry of offers from several record labels. His choice? ONErpm, the one "leading the charge on the frontier of the music industry," Peña says.
"As an artist and business owner, I want complete control—from a creative, marketing and financial standpoint—over my music," Peña explains. "Most major record labels just don’t offer that, particularly to newly signed acts. ONErpm is different, and that difference made my decision an easy one."
Peña is part of a new brand of artists who see ONErpm’s model as the wave of the future. As company founder Emmanuel Zunzexplains, "We continue to layer on professional services from marketing to intelligence tools, analytics and more. In the last 12 years, we have evolved from a distribution company into a modern-day record label."
A Tyler, Texas, native, Peña first burst onto the music scene in 2015 by making coach Adam Levine’s team on season nine of The Voice as a 15-year-old prodigy. That appearance led to a publishing deal with Secret Road, ultimately culminating in the opportunity to co-write "Conversations in the Dark" with three high-profile writers, including Gregg Wattenberg, which led the song to be pitched to John Legend. It became the lead single on Legend’s 2020 Bigger Love album, which went on to win a Grammy for best R&B album and also earned Peña a gold record. The budding superstar also experienced early sync success with his song "Up Up and Away" landing a spot in the 2019 drama Five Feet Apart.
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