Young Money co-founder Birdman shakes hands on a $30 million deal with Universal.
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The Most Mind-Blowing Big Money Hip-Hop Deals
4. Young Money co-founder Birdman shakes hands on a $30 million deal with Universal.
A lot of the big money deals are made outside of the music industry, through clothing lines, headphones and drink brands for example. But there is still money to be made in music. In '98 Birdman, co-founder of Cash Money, signed a $30 million pressing and distribution with $3 million advance contract with Universal. The deal gave cash money 85% of its royalties, 50% of its publishing and ownership of all masters.