Sound Royalties, an entertainment industry finance firm serving songwriters, producers, performers and other creatives in music, today announced new collaborative relationships with three artists.
Pop/R&B artist Brenda K. Starr, jazz and gospel artist Ben Tankard, and hip-hop artist D. Lynch have entered into new agreements with Sound Royalties to help finance a variety of creative projects.
Led by founder and CEO Alex Heiche, Sound Royalties enables artists to secure funding for creative development based on their royalty income, without putting their copyrights at risk.
GRAMMY nominee Brenda K. Starr has partnered with Sound Royalties to finance the production and promotion of her newest record, Rendención, on her eponymous label, Starr Records. The singer-songwriter rose to fame with her 1988 hit “I Still Believe,” which was later covered by Mariah Carey, Starr’s former back-up singer. In addition to a GRAMMY nod for “I Still Believe” and success on Billboard’s Pop, Club Dance, R&B/Hip-Hop and Hot 100 charts, Starr has had two songs reach No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Tropical chart.
Hip-hop artist and producer D. Lynch recently collaborated with Sound Royalties to fund production and marketing of his new album, Undeclared, released June 24. Currently available on streaming platforms, Undeclared is being supported by a live tour underway this summer. D. Lynch is known for his work with hip-hop artists Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Future, Gucci Mane and others. The new album is on Red Label Records, the imprint launched by D. Lynch in 2016.
Ben Tankard, known as the “Godfather of Gospel/Jazz,” is also working with Sound Royalties as he embarks on a new music and motivational speaking tour inspired by his recent hit single, “Rise!” which held the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Smooth Jazz Chart. A GRAMMY-nominated singer, songwriter, musician and producer, Tankard stars with his family in the reality television show Thicker Than Water. “Rise!” is currently touring across 70 U.S. cities.