e. broad records

savannah, georgia

e.
abbreviation of “east”

broad
wide, large, spacious, inclusive, accepting

records
from Old French record ‘remembrance’, from recorder ‘bring to remembrance’, from Latin recordari ‘remember’, based on cor, cord- ‘heart’.

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Beautiful People. Beautiful Music.

E. Broad Records is a woman owned and operated record label founded by Whit Whitley and Amy Porter. They’re on a mission to bring good music to the world by providing equitable recording and publishing contracts to artists who are making good music!

Our recording and publishing contracts are structured to guarantee that the artist will always make an equal or greater profit than the label from day one.

How are we doing this?

We have removed the word “advance” from our contracts. There are no advances against artist royalties. All recording costs are “non-recoupable” to the artist. This means the label will recoup from its royalty split. The split is 50/50 on royalties. We believe this is an equal partnership, and thus, should be reflected in the structure of the contract itself. 

When the first dollar is collected, the label gets 50 cents, which will go toward recouping recording costs. The artist gets 50 cents, which will go in their pockets where it belongs! 

We believe that we can change the music industry forever if we are successful, and we believe that we will be successful because we believe in our artists!

Our goal is to help our artists make art, receive a six figure income, and leave a legacy of their music to the world.

Our Mystery Artist Roster

We are currently working on developing our debut artist roster. Here is a sneak-peek at who you’ll be meeting soon!

The Savannah Songbird - Mystery Artist #1

What was just another beautiful Saturday morning in October at the Forsyth Farmer’s Market turned into a serendipitous star-crossed meeting for E. Broad Records and “The Savannah Songbird” who signed a 3-year publishing contract and 3-song development deal that features a collab with an emerging female producer from Athens, GA and several  young artists to also watch out for! This young dreampop songstress from a small coastal surfing town on Lake Michigan recently relocated to Savannah after bouncing from LA to Nashville looking for the right place to plant her musical roots. We couldn’t be happier that we found her singing away that Saturday morning in Forsyth Park the weekend she moved to Savannah! What really draws us near is the emotional gravitos, astute insight, and beautiful turns of phrases in her songs that are reminiscent of Jackson Browne (and we don’t make that reference lightly). We’re excited to share that The Savannah Songbird will be in the recording studio in January! Check back for an announcement about a record release party soon!

The Music Is The Story - Mystery Artist #2

We are working with a female singer-songwriter from East Texas who has a distinct, timeless voice. Her music is the story, and it’s one of peace and healing. We’re grateful to have recorded her debut album at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, TN with producer Phil Madeira (Emmylou Harris’ bandleader). He pulled out all the stops and brought in an all-star cast. The album is now being mixed at The Sound (Hilton Head, SC) by mix engineer Greg Critchley. The anticipated release date is early 2022, and we hope to make an official announcement soon. She has a show booked at Chamaco’s Taco (Tybee Island) on January 14 and The Roasting Room (Bluffton, SC) on January 28 opening for a nationally touring band called Shannon Clark and The Sugar. Tickets start at $20. The event is selling out fast, so get your tickets now. You won’t see her name on the bill, we’ve done everything we can to keep this a secret until we’re ready for an official announcement, but if you show up, you’ll find out who she really is… Shhh!

A Parody Rapper (Really?) - Mystery Artist #3

What happens when you cross an Armenian Eminem with a twisted Texas version of “Weird Al” Yankovic? You’ll find out when you hear this artist’s debut parody rap single called “Savannah” about an unsuspecting tourist cruising downtown who meets the girl of his dreams nightmares! A little bit horror, little bit comedy, and a whole lotta dancing! Where’s the disco ball? The single was recorded in LA and features an unidentified female rapper (witness protection program, what are you going to do?) who steals the show from the leading man. The music video is scheduled to be filmed on location here in Savannah in April 2022 with the single to drop in June. Stay tuned for this one!

The Steel Ghost - Mystery Artist #4

If you took the majestic poetic waxing and waning of Bob Dylan and the deep, sexy (please don’t stop talking to me) voice of Barry White, then you’d have an idea of what this scrappy Savannah transplant from Pittsburgh kind of sounds like. Truth be told, he really doesn’t sound like anyone we’ve ever heard. What we can tell you is that we’re mesmerized by his scansion, hypnotized by his voice, and moved by his deeply personal tales of struggles as epic as Jacob wrestling with the angel. Just like a ghost, he’s making a surprise appearance on two other artist’s albums!  

Wildfang - Mystery Artist #5

This artist has a yin and yang balance between the masculine and feminine. They were often mistook for a boy growing up, and about the time when most TOMBOYS start looking girlish, they started growing a beard. At age 16, they were diagnosed with a rare genetic condition gift and discovered that God gave them equal doses of male and female. Walking in both pairs of shoes has given WILDFANG a unique perspective. This artist believes, “All you need is love!” Their upcoming album is a musical memoir tracing the trail of broken hearts and abandoned dreams all the way back to their first love and bandmate almost thirty years ago. It’s a testament to the unfathomable power of love and music to reach across time and space to bring long-awaited peace and healing. There isn’t a more beautiful story than this! We can’t wait to share “Find My Way”—the song, the album, the love story!

The Pharoah - Mystery Artist #6

Nobody has traveled farther than this artist to make his way to Savannah, Georgia… A place that might arguably be called a shoal in time were happiness is possible: more perhaps than possible—inevitable.  Yet happiness is difficult, and it takes a kind of courage most men never are masters of, a kind of innocent ruthlessness that lives like leaves in the instant of the air. The courage just to be—to trust the wind that blows you, and The Pharoah has trusted the wind. This worldly Egyptian/Lebanese wanderer has traveled from Quebec to Qatar to Italy and back to his boyhood home in Pointe-Claire as he fled the worst of the pandemic in all of the world. Somehow Anemoi’s Favorable Winds carried him all the way to Georgia, and a last-minute weekend trip to Paradise resulted in a swift move to Wilmington Island. Some believe that in Paradise, it is Happiness that lays claim to you. From what we can tell, this is true when it comes to The Pharoah. We didn’t find him. He found us. And… we couldn’t be happier that he chose E. Broad Records to bring his music to the world. We haven’t heard a voice send quakes through our heart and soul like this since the likes of Elvis.

Nobody has traveled farther than this artist to make his way to Savannah, Georgia… A place that might arguably be called a shoal in time were happiness is possible: more perhaps than possible—inevitable.  Yet happiness is difficult, and it takes a kind of courage most men never are masters of, a kind of innocent ruthlessness that lives like leaves in the instant of the air. The courage just to be—to trust the wind that blows you, and The Pharoah has trusted the wind. This worldly Egyptian/Lebanese wanderer has traveled from Quebec to Qatar to Italy and back to his boyhood home in Pointe-Claire as he fled the worst of the pandemic in all of the world. A love of a woman brought him to Atlanta and a last-minute weekend trip to Paradise resulted in a swift move to Wilmington Island. Some believe that in Paradise, it is Happiness that lays claim to you. From what we can tell, this is true when it comes to The Pharoah. We didn’t find him. He found us. And… we couldn’t be happier that he chose E. Broad Records to bring his music to the world. We haven’t heard a voice send quakes through our heart and soul like this since the likes of Elvis.

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