Sound Junkie LLC is an independent record label and publishing company that falls under the Universal Music Group umbrella through The Music Specialist. Sound Junkie is structured to help independent artists take control of their music by growing their fanbase and presenting them with their master recordings. The label also has digital billboards across the US and Canada to help with marketing and promotions for various projects. Artists that sign with Sound Junkie are offered short-term deals to eliminate the risk of an artist being trapped in a long-term contract. Sound Junkie also covers all genres of music such as Hip hop, R&B, Pop, Country, Soul, Reggae, Gospel, etc. The major record labels have been taking advantage of the artists for years, but Sound Junkie is now here to change that.
Tyson J. Woods is the Founder, President, and CEO of Sound Junkie LLC. In Marion, South Carolina, music was always a key component of his family. Listening to records such as Marvin Gaye, Anita Baker, Temptations, Luther Vandross, Four Tops, and Smokie Robinson helped him understand quality music. As he got older, he noticed that the surrounding areas had a lot of talented artists. The major problem was that South Carolina didn’t have a doorway to the music industry; therefore, he was driven to create one. In the pursuit to fix a broken music outlet for independent artists, he moved to Georgia to study Software Development at ITT-Technical Institute. Learning how to code in 11 different programming languages gave him insight into how apps and social media platforms are built after he graduated. Determine to create a social media platform for independent artists; he realized that to assist the artists better, he must learn the business side of the music industry. After researching the top colleges for Music Business, he found himself attending Berklee College of Music for Music Business. His knowledge led him to create his record label Sound Junkie LLC. Through his record label, he can sign artists to fair deals, help them understand the business side, and offer their master recordings back to them at the end of their contract.