One Lone Boy

12 Months

28% INVESTED | 21 days to recording

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Written by

The Songbook team

28 January

Singer Songwriter


South Villa Records

Written by

The Songbook team

28 January

“One of the most distinctive voices I’ve ever heard”, Sir Paul McCartney 

The man behind the One Lone Boy moniker is Nikki Murray, whose voice has been described by Sir Paul McCartney, no less, than "one of the most distinctive he's ever heard", and more recently tipped by Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams co-writer) in BBC Radio 2's 'Sold On Song' endorsements from MTV & VH1 in their 'Unsigned Song Of The Year' poll. Check out One Lone Boys earlier work on the Spotify playlist below.

To date Murray has had one EP release and three singles on South Villa Records. For his 'Songbook release' he wants to do something special with the fans who invest by putting them central to his promotional activity alongside more traditional routes to market by working with Songbook's label service partners to help drive PR and promotion across social media.

The Single

The single will feature two tracks and several remixes. One will be a cover version of TWO songs - Murray will merge the songs 'Teardrop' and 'Safe From Harm' by Massive Attack into one song. Both songs will be in the similar vein as Murray's previous material. 

Both tracks will make creative use of vocal harmony, acoustic guitar and strings. This style is convincingly demonstrated in Murray’s ’Soul Suicide' track: 


One of the remixes will be produced by Murray's good friends - the LA based multi Grammy Award-winning producers Steve Baughman & Alex Elena - aka TWO BEARDS whose credits include multi-platinum album awards for such artists as Timbaland and Mary J Blige.


The single will be promoted by Murray pushing content out to his fans via his socials. Songbooks label services partners will work PR and song placements into TV, Film and Commercials for both the UK and USA markets.


One Lone Boy | South Villa Records

The Deal.
You are investing in a 2 song 'single' by One Lone Boy. 

GENRE: Singer Songwriter
RECORDING STUDIO: South Villa Studios
Record Label: South Villa Records
RELEASE DATE: April 2019
RAISE: £2,350
OFFER: 30% Recording Rights
TERM: 5 Years

How will the songs earn money?
Exactly the same way a record label makes money from songs.

Digital sales - Income received every time a song is downloaded or streamed. All songs will be distributed onto 150+ streaming services, including Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Google Play, Amazon Music, Tidal.
Synchronisation (sync) - Income received (a one off payment) for the placement of a song in TV, film, advertising, games, apps, online and any other form or audio visual media.
Neighbouring Rights - Income received every time the song is performed. Whether live in a venue, broadcast on television, radio, online, in public spaces, hotels, shops and restaurants.

How does the investment work?
Songbook is offering a total of 30% of the Recording Rights revenue for a 5 year period, in return for the funding of the albums £2,350 recording costs. E.g - If 10 people invest £235 they will each receive 3% of the Recording Rights revenue. Minimum investment £10, maximum, £1,000.

What happens after I invest?
Songbook will email you when the campaign has ended. If successfully, the campaign artwork thumb will move into your 'My Songbook' (your portfolio of copyrights) Songbook will pay out any royalty revenue to fans every 6 months. If the campaign is unsuccessful, Songbook will let you know via email and 100% of the money you invested will be returned to you within 30 days.

If you have any questions, hit 'Ask Question' at the top of this page.

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