Mac Miller proved that a rapper can be successful as a completely independent artist, paving the way for artists like Macklemore who found similar benefits doing things on their own. This makes news that Mac has signed with Warner Bros. an even bigger deal, making this his first ever pairing with a major label.
According to FADER, Mac will take his indie label, Remember Music to Warner as an imprint. Under this new deal he will release both his own records, and those of the artists he chooses to endorse. The whole package is rumored to be worth $10 million.
Mac commented on his decision to sign in an email.
“Warner is the most independent thinking company I met with… It is a partnership and now I can focus on building my label Remember through music and let them handle everything I don’t like doing. Nothing will change in how I do things,” he said, making a good point, “They have Prince.”