From Billboard’s Business Matters column:
Just as Shelby Lynne is self-releasing her next record (which Business Matters pointed out last week), Citizen Cope is putting out his next album with the help of Mick Management. “The Rainwater LP,” produced by Citizen Cope and released on his RainWater Recordings label, will have a digital release on February 9 and a wider release on March 2. Mick Management tells Billboard that RED will handle distribution, Big Hassle is doing press, and Right Arm Resource and Black Dog Promotions, in conjunction with RED, will do radio promotion. Other project management aspects are being handled at Mick Management. Again, it’s good to see an artist take ownership of his recorded music and underscore that alternatives to standard label deals exist – if you’re will to take them.