Razor X wrote:Brady wrote:Matt B wrote:He already has started a label with Byron Gallimore called Stylesonic. They signed and produced Halfway 2 Hazard and shopped them with a 50/50 partnership with Mercury. But you're right, I could see him officially being on Stylesonic.
I'd forgotten about the Halfway to Hazard deal. He actually made a pass for CCR, but they didn't want to give McGraw creative control. With all of his endorsements, investments, and diversification, I'd expect him to want to want to be on his own label and possibly produce more artists. I think he probably influenced Kenny Chesney with his recent liquor endorsement.
I'm surprised he's stayed with Curb this long. Didn't he have a huge dispute with them several years ago (as did LeAnn Rimes -- everybody seems to have trouble with this label)? I know it was resolved, but I figured he'd jump ship as soon as the contract expired -- which it must have done a long time ago.
Well, when Tim was inexperienced and new and wanting a deal, any deal, he signed with Curb. While they stay loyal to artists they often have iron-clad, label-benefiting contracts that make most major label contracts look really great (at least that's what they did in the 1990s early part of this decade). While those contracts have helped an artist like Hal Ketchum and Rodney Atkins (staying 'major label' artists), it also can hurt careers. I would suspect Tim will do much what Brady wrote. I can see him becoming a CEO of a label and signing and having success with artists.