Chase Rice: “It’s gonna be a check that keeps comin’…”

Chase rice

“Newcomer” Chase Rice, someone I deem, One To Watch in 2014, was very candid about the monetary benefits he's reaped as a result of co-writing "Cruise."

"I have about 30% of that one so…well, usually on a 30% cut, you'll get about $300,000. Each song, #1 song for each writer…er total generates a million. But, this is a different song. This song is almost like having the equivalent of three number one songs in one."

Skip to the :53 mark to hear him talk more about this.

Doesn't sound like economic problems have affected the music industry in this area too much. Back in 2007, I asked Luke Bryan a similar question, and he said each #1 song generates about a million bucks.

Skip to the 1:25 mark to hear him talk about it.


Jason Aldean turns a freebie into a good deed

Just like Blake Shelton’s album back in January, Jason Aldean’s newest, “Old Boots, New Dirt,” is available as a free download from Google Play. The difference with Jason’s album, however, is that he’s turned the freebie into a good deed.

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Golden Globe Nominations Reveal Potential Oscar Nominated Songs

The Academy Award show is one of the most prestigious shows in entertainment every year. Many in the industry think that the Golden Globes, which occur every year prior to the other show, serve as a precursor to the Oscars. Many of the same films that receive nominations for the Golden Globes later receive a nod from the Academy Awards. Those interested in music from films can take a look at the Golden Globe nominations and get an idea of which songs might receive an Oscar nomination.

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