Beyonce Signs Three New Artists To Her Label

Published: Saturday 2nd May 2015 by Sam
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Beyonce is all about her business.

The superstar singer broke new ground when she produced her surprise visual album in-house at her Parkwood Entertainment company. Indeed, the 2013 set was handled almost entirely by the diva’s team, with longtime major label Columbia Records primarily serving as distributors.

Fast forward 18 months and Queen Bey is putting her Parkwood expansion plans into practice. For, she has just signed three new artists to lucrative new deals.

Details below…

Page Six broke the news after it was revealed the songbird was making necessary legal moves to complete the deals.

Knowles-Carter is asking a Manhattan judge to approve the five-year contracts, a requirement because the girls are minors.

The 33-year-old’s first recruits are LA-based sisters Chloe Bailey, 17, and Halle Bailey, 15.

In 2013, the duo’s cover of Bey’s ‘Pretty Hurts’ went viral, after amassing 10 million views on YouTube. One of the many watching was Beyonce’s manager:

Endorsing the move in court documents, the sisters’ father wrote: “We cannot think of a better person to help guide the girls,” adding his daughters “worship” Bey. According to Page Six, their $1 million deal provides for up to six albums over five years. It awards Bey 15% of the sisters’ gross earnings.

The second act signed is Sophie Beem, based out of New York:

The 14-year-old inked a $560,000 deal after she wowed Parkwood execs. She placed within the top 40 contestants on ‘The X Factor USA’ in 2012.

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A very interesting move.

As one of today’s top talents, it goes without saying that Bey has a wealth of knowledge and know-how to share with the stars of tomorrow. Hence, it’ll be intriguing to see how she moulds her new protégés, as well as how she presents them to the world.

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  1. Royalkev May 2, 2015

    Awww, congrats to Chloe and Halle! 🙂 They’re one of few duos I remember being fond of a while back on YouTube (as well as Rin on the Rox). Good luck to them!

    • Royalkev May 2, 2015

      … and King B better sign up all the talent! I’m sure these artists will be in good hands!

    • You tried May 2, 2015

      BOSS MOVES ONLY!!! TGJ TO SAY SHE HAS “KNOWLEDGE” and “theKNOW-HOW” is to say the VERY LEAST SHE IS “THE KNOWLEDGE” AND SHE IS THE “WALKING KNOW-HOW” SHES BUSINESS SMART TO SAY THE LEAST ABD ONE OF THE HIGHEST PAID IN HER LANE AND HAS BEEN IN THE INDUSTRY ON TOP FOR OVER TEO DECADES

  2. Centurion May 2, 2015

    She’s still on a 360 deal with Columbia Records. She still a label puppet. She still doesn’t own a masters of ownership. I doubt she even knows what it is.

    • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) May 2, 2015

      As always u’re here to be bitter as f****!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOL don’t YOU HAVE A FUCKKING LIFE OR IT JUST REVOLVES AROUND BEYONCE’S LIFE??????

      • Centurion May 2, 2015

        But do I ever tell lies?
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        How’s the Law degree coming along? Are you still studying in the UK?
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        Remember that you’re graduating in June. ????

      • Lolz May 2, 2015

        You tell lies… A lot. How tf is Beyonce on a 360 deal lmao?

      • Centurion May 2, 2015

        She is. Look it up. ????

      • Lolz May 2, 2015

        No Hun, show me the receipt!

    • DEL BEY May 2, 2015

      B****, 360 is Rhianna’s body count, Beyonce has been earning at least 90 percent of her royalties since she went solo

      • Lolz May 2, 2015

        He probably doesn’t even know what a 360 deal is. He forgets who her father was.

    • kim May 2, 2015

      She does not have a 360 deal and only has one album left with Columbia stop the lies.

    • NIEL May 2, 2015

      lmfaaaaaaaaaaaao 360 deal?….do u even know what that is…Bey’s publishing is indipendent hence why she actually makes a lot of money from her “Performance rights royalties” she only splits her “mechanical Royalties”(revnue from music sales) with columbia 50/50 because she has her own IMPRINT aka Parkwood entertainment hence they equally share the profits, the same that can’t be said about her contemporaries though, Bey is actually an astute business woman….and Honey u dont have to own ur masters to make money from ur music, u just have to own the publishing copyrights which she does cause she has writing credits for nearly all her PUBLISHED music

      • lets be real May 2, 2015

        Ok rih fans are so mad shes flopping that “owning her masters”is their only bragging point.she is still paying for Beyonces pedicures and manis everytime she drops one of her flopping singles

  3. Jewel May 2, 2015

    Queen. She is HBIC and lesser stans will deal. Who needs a masters of three flop songs?

    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig May 2, 2015

      Speak on it *snaps fangaz*

  4. Kendall May 2, 2015

    Beyonce is the true definition of expanding and growing with your brand. Good luck to those girls! What a great opportunity.

  5. Jo May 2, 2015

    Beyoncé is smart. She knows the oldest chick from (Chloe and Halle) is just as good as her! Bey said “You won’t surpass me, not without me being the boss. Here’s a record deal.”

    Dont do it y’all! Beyoncé learned from the best… Matthew! Lol

    • AmericanThotxygenn May 2, 2015

      Couldnt agree more, all those years with Matthew, B has become more than just a star, but also a businesswoman.

  6. The Beysus Impact May 2, 2015

    Oooh this’ll be exciting to see!!!

  7. DEL BEY May 2, 2015

    I’m jealous, perhaps I’ll speed up the recording of my demo and throw it at her if I ever get to see her

    • Jo Uni May 2, 2015

      Post it here, you never know who’s watching.

      • DEL BEY May 2, 2015

        Don’t get me excited! stay tuned 😀

    • TheElusiveLamb May 2, 2015

      I hope your demo is more consistent than your WordPress blog. ????????????

    • GEEZUS95 May 5, 2015

      Same thing I was thinking lol

  8. Lolz May 2, 2015

    Wow that’s a great look for them and Bey.

  9. Centurion May 2, 2015

    I feel sorry for all of them. I know they’re excited and all, but they’re setting themselves up for failure.
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    I would never allow a performing arts dropout with an IQ lower than Kim Kardashian’s, along other disgusting and immoral things she does, to manage my children.
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    I’m disappointed in them and their parents.

    • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) May 2, 2015

      But i bet u would allow a NON-AMERICAN POP-STAR WHOSE IDEAL BREAKFAST IS SNORTING COKE MIXED WITH WEED ALONG FIVE COCKKS IN HER MOUTH TO MANAGE THESE GIRLS?? hint hint…..RIHJECT

      • Centurion May 2, 2015

        Lol. Why are you shouting?

    • Carry On May 2, 2015

      leave it Alone, it gives black people hope. The world is so F’d up that they think a black people made it. It’s a good thing that Beyonce came down to earth from her privledge to stop and think her time may be up and it’s on to the NEXT who really need it> Peace!

  10. Music Lover~ May 2, 2015

    Go ahead Bey, and Wow, congrats to all the ladies!

  11. Choupette May 2, 2015

    Congratulations Beyoncé!!! It’s always important to expand and grow your brand whilst still relevant.

    This reminds when Madonna started Maverick Records, everyone doubted her yet under that label she produced one of her most acclaimed works,1992’s Erotica and also signed Alanis Morissette & The Prodigy to name a few.

    It’s always great to see a woman and more over a BLACK woman making strides and growing their empires. Rihanna has got her masters,Bey is growing her label,here’s to more BLACK woman doing it for themselves. You may not like the Carters but you can’t deny their drive and ambition to succeed *plays Beyoncé/Jay Z – Upgrade You*

    *Ciara’s new album is amazing.

    • Choupette May 2, 2015

      *me

    • theboss May 2, 2015

      Yes! For the positive in all artists. Always view the glass half full.

    • NIEL May 2, 2015

      actually Rihanna doesn’t own her masters…her new deal with RocNation allows her to own masters of her Future Recordings…her past work is still Owned by DefJam…

  12. AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig May 2, 2015

    She will be an excellent mentor and will teach these artists the true meaning of a work ethic. She is a perfectionist and will be able to get the very best out of them.

  13. #1lamb May 2, 2015

    Sam clings to that “surprise” release lol
    I still don’t understand how it was a surprise when she posted BTS images of her shooting videos and also had the industry dropping hints that she was coming with an album. If that isn’t promo than I don’t know what is. Great album though but I don’t agree with the “suprise” release. Now, if Janet Jackson dropped an album, like right now, then that would be a surprise with no promo. But it is what it will be.

    • Guess May 2, 2015

      It wasn’t a surprise because we didn’t know she was making an album. It was a surprise because no one knew when she would release it. It was a random day. That my dear, is a surprise.

      • #1lamb May 2, 2015

        you do know what a surprise is right? Let’s look at a surprise party for someone. They walk and in with out knowing anything. Not a clue, not a hint, and boom “surprise!”
        beyonce a release was an anticipated release. We had hints, we had word it was coming, but no date. People were waiting for it. That my dear is not really a surprise. Maybe a shock release, like I’m shocked she did it today but when you know something is coming, it’s hardly a surprise. Wrong use of words to say the least

      • Guess May 2, 2015

        You clearly did not comprehend my comment. Did you know it was being released Friday December 13, 2013?? No. No one did. Albums get released on Tuesdays. She released it on an UNEXPECTED date in an UNEXPECTED way. Surprise- to strike or occur suddenly as through unexpectedness. The release most certainly fits that description. Education is power.

  14. Guess May 2, 2015

    Yasssss for Chloe and Halle. I was wondering when they were going to get picked up.

  15. How Many Drinks May 2, 2015

    I respect her ambition and drive to better herself so much. Just when you think Beyonce can’t go any further she drops another bombshell. She will be a great person to learn from. She has it all: The strength, the power, work ethic, relevance and the talent to survive the game.

  16. Centurion May 2, 2015

    Not the roaches fuming and going ballistic over my simple comment.
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    Queen Bey is on a 360 contract. She’s a label puppet. Her lack of a masters means that people pay her label to sample or use her music for things like commercials and films, not her.
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    Beyonce is so stupid and ignorant. She should’ve gotten one when she signed with Columbia. She was already big when she was in DC. Lol
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    The money she makes is from touring and her endorsements that her bleached skin gets her. Y’all mad! ????

  17. Centurion May 2, 2015

    Not the roaches fuming and going ballistic over my simple comment.
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    Queen Bey is on a 360 contract. She’s a label puppet. Her lack of a masters means that people pay her label to sample or use her music for things like commercials and films, not her.
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    Beyonce is so stupid and ignorant as f*ck. She should’ve gotten one when she signed with Columbia. She was already big when she was in DC. Lol
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    The money she makes is from touring and her endorsements that her bléachėd skin gets her. Y’all mad! ????

  18. Centurion May 2, 2015

    Not the roaches fuming and going ballistic over my simple comment.
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    Queen Bey is on a 360 contract. She’s a label puppet. Her lack of a masters means that people pay her label to sample or use her music for things like commercials and films, not her.
    |
    Beyonce is so stupid and ignorant. She should’ve gotten one when she signed with Columbia. She was already big when she was in DC. Lol
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    The money she makes is from touring and her endorsements that her bleaching gets her. Y’all mad! ????

  19. kingbeybitch May 2, 2015

    Fun fact in 2014 Beyonce made 1.2 million in Publishing Revenue

  20. Centurion May 2, 2015

    Not the roaches fuming and going ballistic over my simple comment.
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    Queen Bey is on a 360 contract. She’s a label puppet. Her lack of a masters means that people pay her label to sample or use her music for things like commercials and films, not her.
    |
    Beyonce is so stupid and ignorant. She should’ve gotten one when she signed with Columbia. She was already big when she was in DC. Lol
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    The money she makes is from touring and her endorsements that her photoshopping and skin lightening antics gets her. Y’all mad! ????

  21. Gee May 2, 2015

    Those deals a very weak deals but a major congratulations to all involved.

  22. shakira stan May 2, 2015

    I normally shade Beyonce but am open to any move helping women especially black women so congrats to those beautiful sisters and thank you Beyonce…. I wish she doesn’t make them after thoughts though.

    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig May 2, 2015

      Your broke thot-ass better stan for Queen Bey.

  23. Mark111 May 2, 2015

    They’ll flop just like 99% of the artist her husband signed. Only artist he signed and had success was Rihanna and Neyo. Why they dropped Rita like a bad habit? Lol

  24. MADDIE ZIEGLER STAN May 2, 2015

    Look at that horse neck she got lol

  25. TheElusiveLamb May 2, 2015

    That’s so amazing. I wish more artists would do this. Expansion of the brand is mogul 101.

    • Mark111 May 2, 2015

      Most did and failed. Mariah Carey being one of them with Allure.

      • TheElusiveLamb May 2, 2015

        True, but I obviously mean successfully create their own labels.

  26. HYDROQUINONe May 2, 2015

    yes

  27. fatusankoh May 2, 2015

    Omg this great for queen bey I wish all her her deals are very successful more blessing and good luck with every thing she do

  28. LB May 2, 2015

    Hold up, Rihanna is a singles artist but she generated $2.5 million from her music “she didn’t have much music out last year” and yet Beyonce is an album seller who doesn’t care about singles and her album was selling at full price and she only generated $2.7 million.

    I told y’all those 17 music videos were very expensive. Egg on the hives face again. Also if you do the math, you’ll notice that whether it is Beyonce or Rihanna, they still get 14% from touring. Only difference is now is that Rihanna stands to generate more and is in much more control of her career because she owns her masters 10 years into her career.

    I guess that singles artist (which are cheap according to Stephy) does not stand if you can generate nearly as much revenue from your music as the album seller queen megastar who can cause tidal waves with a whiff of her spreading her legs to catch a glimpse of her vag, egg on the hives face again.

    • NIEL May 2, 2015

      Rihanna does not own any of her masters honey, those currently belong to DefJam, she cant own those masters when she doesn’t even have publishing rights to the majority of the music(she didn’t have much writing credits to begin with)…….. her new deal with RocNation however allows her to own masters for her Future RECORDINGS …..and who told they pocket 14% of their tour profits,,,WHAT u earn from ur tour depends on ur Funding and Prodution…..Beyonce funded her tour under Parkwood and a sponsor from Pepsi-her 50 Million dollar deal also comes with a “CREATIVE fund” for her projects,hence why she makes more money than Rihanna….. plus Beyonce has an Independent Publishing deal with WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC and most importantly PARKWOOD is also her management company, a company thats OWNED BY BEYONCE..So in retrospect she doesnt pay 20% of her earnings to somebody else to run her brand, she has STUFF Employed by PARKWOOD to manage Brand BEYONCE…RIHANNA on the other had has a better deal now but she is signed to RocNation MANAGEMENT aswel..so not only does she pay RocNation share her Mechanical Royalties(sales profits) with RocNation, they also get 10-20% of her earnings because they manage her lmao..

  29. @FutureCIARA May 2, 2015

    Hope these new artists are handled with care, And not taken advantage of. Keep them in good hands Beyonce!

  30. You wanna love it right better then my funky money May 2, 2015

    Congrats to chole and Halle I remember them girls from YouTube and good luck beyonce Carter and congrats to other two artist as well too

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