04 Oct Music Industry Quarterly (Formerly Amalgamation) Cover Story: Aminé
The newer generation is also blurring those journalistic/recording artist lines as well when they aren’t challenging genre notions – let the Portland-native Aminé tell it. His breakout single “Caroline” became a viral success, earned him Triple Platinum status and placed him amongst this year’s coveted XXL Freshman List. However, in a time where artists have to be clever with the marketing budget, Aminé (signed to Universal Music Publishing) went in a bold direction for his Republic Records debut, titled Good For You.
This means releasing a fully-fledged newspaper for free in Los Angeles and New York featuring articles written by himself, family, friends and industry peers. Directly tying into the themes Good For You, the one-off publication touched on millennial concerns, community and even politics, among other things.