P&D Deals Surging in the UK

In Grow Your Band's Audience and here on the weblog, I've written about pressing & distribution deals as a way to "hire" record labels to do two things that they're really good at. Few majors will admit to doing a lot of these deals, but they work great for artists that know how to mobilize a fan base. And, according to this Guardian profile, you can expect to see more of these, at least in the U.K. With A&R staffs down to all-time lows, P&D deals are a great way for major labels to scout talent without putting labels or artists in precarious "recoupable advance" positions.

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