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Kings Of Leon Get New Deal!

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And it's almost unheard of!

Kings of Leon have left Columbia Records for Warner Brothers where they will be paying to record their own albums!

The band will pay half the recording costs from their own pocket and in return have more control and get a bigger share in the profits.

"Kings of Leon are one of the few bands on the planet who have enough heft to negotiate such a favourable deal," said a source. "It is virtually unheard of but it shows how keen Warner Brothers were to have them on their books."

Normally, artists are given an advance from the label, which they have to pay back along with profit sharing.

Good for you, KOL!

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21 comments to “Kings Of Leon Get New Deal!”

  1. 1

    Columbia rebuilt their careers and got screwed….

  2. 2

    This is my second favorite band. Coldplay is my first. Way to go. Get that control.

  3. 3

    KOL love them -caleb

  4. 4

    Colombia made them successful… However, I think that success came with a price-tag; total manipulation of their original sound. Only By The Night sounds like an overproduced/overworked version of their previous sound. I hear some compromise in the album but very little… I hope by moving to Warner Brothers they get back to their roots, another Youth and Young Manhood would be awesome!

  5. 5

    Love those guys

  6. 6

    its basically what motley crue did back in the day in a way..hope it works out as successfully for them as well

  7. 7

    Hopefully this means they ditch the use somebody crap and get back to being the band I first fell in Love with.

  8. 8

    Late. I read about this yesterday morning at TheSoundLoft.com. But props to KOL. Love them. And they will def make more $ this way. Smart boys.

  9. 9

    They were never even on Columbia Records… They've been with RCA since they first signed with a label.

  10. 10

    Re: LiestoLullabyes!
    I agree. I hope they bring back their southern sound, ’cause that's what made me fall in love with them. Trani, Red Morning Light, King of the Rodeo.. That's what Kings of Leon is about. I'm excited to hear the result of this career move.

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  12. 12

    I am glad for anything they get–love them–congrats guys

  13. 13

    This makes a lot of sense for them, they seemed a lot happier when they were virtually inknown and the success of only by the night came at ahuge price. They probably want to get back to their roots

  14. 14

    awesome.. way to go guys

  15. wrong says – reply to this


    This is the second time you've reported false facts about KOL. They have no plans or desires to record with Leona Lewis and they are NOT leaving their record label. Good try but maybe stick to celeb sellouts and scum instead of talented artists.

  16. 16

    sex on fire is the most annoying song ever!!!
    their new album is crap compared to the previous ones.. how i wish they could go back to being the little known band from the youth and young manhood days

  17. 17

    RE: He's Innocent!

  18. 18

    Love KOL… i love their older stuff… get control over your work boys!

  19. 19

    Wowzaa! Great news for them, I think they totally deserve it. Yay! :) )

  20. 20

    I have to disagree with some of the comments, that KOL only got famous from Only By The Night. These guys have been making great music for a long time all of their albums have some great songs. Just because you sheep didn't hear them on the top 40 crap you all live by, doesn't mean that they didn't exsist.
    Also a little band called TOOL also has the these same freedoms with their deals. They've been around long enough to know how to do it.
    GOOD FOR KOL! either they are smart or their lawyers are!

  21. 21

    this is not true. KOL still with RCA Columbia. owned.