Unlocking the Truth Gets RECORD DEAL With Sony, Plans To Release a Book
A teen metal band from Brooklyn, USA have got an album deal with Sony, for two albums by their group, alongside options for four more albums. In total, they could be making $1.7 million a year, and they’re not even out of middle school yet!
A group of middle school rockers has just signed a huge record deal with Sony, worth $1.7 million dollars.
Sony’s current deal with the band commits to produce 2 of the the band’s albums, as long as the first one sells more than 250,000 units.
13-year old Guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse, bassist Alec Atkins 13, and drummer Jarad Dawkins 12 have been promised $60,000 for their first recording. The second record could get them as much as $350,000.
With Sony having the option to extend their contract fo four more records, the band, named Unlocking the Truth, could earn over than $1.7 million.
The trio has already played at gigs all over the country, including appearances at Coachella festival in California and opening for Guns N’ Roses.
“It’s so exciting. We’re jumping over the moon,” said Jarad’s mother, Tabatha Dawkins. “What started out as play dates went to Times Square and now this. It’s been one great thing after another.”
The band also plans to release a book next year detailing their path to success. The book will be written with Charisse Jones, who co-wrote the memoir from American Ballet Theatre soloist Misty Copeland called “Life In Motion.”
What’s interesting is the band will not be dropping out of school. They’ll be entering the eighth grade at different schools in Brooklyn next year. Sony will also be paying out-of-pocket costs for academic tutors for each individual kid when they’re unable to attend school.
“Schoolwork comes first,” Tabatha Dawkins said. “If their schoolwork is not done, they don’t play.”
Lucky kids, eh?