Long Tale Recordings is a guerilla record label set up on the principle that our artists needed fair record deals. Our team takes the artist through all the key stages from the concept of the album, through the recording process, artwork design, distribution and publicity campaign.
The principle behind Long Tale Recordings is that the artist licenses their works to the label on a very equitable split. The Long Tale deal model ensures that from the first pound earned on the record the artist receives a minimum of 30% of any revenue collected, and once costs have been recouped, can achieve a near 60% revenue share.
In the event that any major label should decide to pick up a Long Tale artists, we agree to negotiate in good faith subject to a sensible override being paid to Long Tale. In Mr Long Tale’s eyes, this liberates the artist from typical artistic slavery that we have seen in many contracts in the market place.
Long Tale artists are Ayub Ogada, Amadou Diagne, Geoffery Oryema, Jennifer Crook, David Rhodes,
Katey Brooks, Rachael Roberts, The Dhol Foundation, TJ Rehmi.