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Los angeles, CA, United States, 2006/07/10 - A talented African born singer-songwriter is bypassing record companies and crippling recording costs by selling shares of his latest album to his fans in a bid to pay for his album costs
Daunted by the red tape and conditions that bind artists to record labels and the struggle facing most artists to make ends meet, Riz has come up with a model to fund the prohibitive recording and distribution costs of his album ‘Royal Flush’ by selling shares in his album from his MySpace page.
Inspired by fellow artist Verity’s success in funding the initial production costs for her album by pre-selling copies on a trust basis to her fans, Riz called on his fans to help him in making the dream of his new album a reality.
Shareholders of ‘Royal Flush’ are listed on his MySpace page. The album will be a unique collaboration between Riz, Grammy winning producers and those who believe in him – the investors will have a say in the songs tat go on the album.
“Music is much bigger than the artists that make it,” Riz explains. “it is a soundtrack to the life of those who indulge in it, and they deserve to be part of the process”.
Riz is calling the initiative the ‘The Album Stock Project’ and his target is to sell 1,000,000 shares at $2 per share to cover the initial $2,000,000 required to record, promote, distribute a and administer an album.
A talented artist with a soothing voice, Riz has pledged to donated 10% of every sale to charity. At 1,000,000 shares sold, there will be $200,000 to donate to charity. World traveled and fluent in six languages, Riz has always strived to achieve the best is everything he embarks on. Riz is a very unique singer/songwriter, come to breadth a breath of freshness into the music industry. With his Afro/European brand of surgically precise lyrics, Riz is soon to be hailed as an unexpected but welcomed break to the music industry norm. His vocal style is reminiscent of a young Mark Morrison seamlessly blended with an Akon-NeYo hybrid.
Through the years, Riz has seen himself grow as a singer, songwriter, dancer and an entertainer. It was only a testament to his relentless grind and determination that he would hook up with music producer extraordinaire and former Capitol Records A&R Roy (Royalty) Hamilton; writer & producer of such smash hits like Stutter for Joe, I Gat That Boom Boom for Britney, numerous hits for R. Kelly, K-Ci & Jojo, NSync and Michael Jackson to name a few. Together they collaborated on what will one day be his first single, a song titled ‘Sexy Mama’. He also recently started to work with Grammy award winning producer Vassal Benford; recipient of 57 platinum awards.
To invest in the dreams of this dynamic artist, his MySpace page through the link below.