Sony Music recently released a recap of its Artists Forward program, which was launched in June 2021. The global initiative prioritizes “transparency with creators in all aspects of their development” and delivers “more benefits and services to on-roster and legacy talent around the world.” 

According to the recap, there has been significant growth in support for SME artists. Sony Music announced that through their Legacy Unrecouped Balance Program, they will be expanding the pool of talent that “can qualify to receive go-forward earnings, regardless of recoupment status.” The label stated that “Creating more financial opportunity for our heritage artists globally is core to our mission with Artists Forward.”

In addition to the Legacy Unrecouped Balance Program, the initiative includes the marquee policy and healthcare services for artists.
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