Update: Just heard from Victory Records. Regarding the resolution, they stated:
Nobody’s job was ever in jeopardy. Tony was speaking rhetorically when he was quoted. We’re glad to have our content back on Spotify, and that we came to a good resolution that works for everybody, ensuring that our fans can listen to the music they love on Spotify and that all of our artists and songwriters are paid for their work.
The International Business Times is reporting that an email Tony Brummel sent to staff indicates that Victory Records will have to lay off staff if they're not paid by Spotify.
Nearly two weeks after Spotify pulled all of his artists’ and songwriters’ music off its service, Victory Records founder Tony Brummel says that unless his label’s catalog is placed back on Spotify soon, he will be forced to begin laying off staff and dropping artists. “They are over 70 percent of our monthly digital sales,” Brummel wrote in an email circulated to undisclosed recipients Friday. “Sorry to curse but in a few months -- I am f---ed.”
I'll be speaking with Mikey Carvajal, lead vocalist of Islander later today when they hit the House of Blues in Las Vegas, NV, as part of Korn's 20th Anniversary tour for their 1995 debut album. Feel free to drop any questions you may have in the replies.
Having received notices from Victory objecting to the release of the infringing Toh Kay album, Kalnoky informed the label that the band considers itself no longer bound by the 2002 agreement, according to the complaint. Victory seeks more than $1 million in damages for the band's failure to deliver a fourth studio album, pursuant to its record contract, and damages for copyright infringement.
Amidst an ongoing royalties dispute, Spotify has removed thousands of songs from bands signed to Victory Records.
Based on an audit by a small technology company called Audiam Inc., Another Victory says that Spotify hasn’t paid publishing royalties for the compositions underlying thousands of recordings that Spotify users have listened to millions of times over the past several years.
Head over to Seth Rollinstwitter page to check out a brand new song from Terror, "Mind At War". The band's new album, The 25th Hour, drops August 7th via Victory Records - I recommend checking out pre-orders.
Terror has premiered a brand new song off their upcoming record, The 25th Hour, which drops August 7th via Victory Records. You can check out "The Solution" via Noisey. The band has also been playing a couple of new songs on their current tour, supporting The Story So Far.
Apparently Victory Records were banned from being at A Day To Remember's Self Help Fest that took place on March 7th. So what did the label do? Oh you know, just flew a plane over the event with their banner. Hit the replies to see the ridiculousness.
Victory Records has signed pop-punk band Broadside. Head to the replies to check out their brand new video for "Coffee Talk", off their debut album, Old Bones, set to release on May 19th - you can pre-order the record here.