Niko Moon has announced that he is leaving RCA Nashville/Sony Music Nashville after four years to focus on recording as an independent artist. He has also shared that his new album, Better Days, is set for release on Jan. 19, with track “Falling For You” out today (Dec. 1) . Additionally, the singer-songwriter will kick off “The Better Days Tour” on Feb. 1.
Moon broke out as a solo act in 2019, after several years as a member of Sir Rosevelt alongside fellow artists Zac Brown and Ben Simonetti. As a songwriter, Moon has had eight No. 1s and over 40 major label cuts for artists such as Morgan Wallen, Avicii,Dierks Bentley, Pitbull, Zac Brown Band, Rascal Flatts and more. During his time at Sony Music Nashville, he achieved his first No. 1 and RIAA triple-Platinum certification for his single, “Good Time,” and was crowned a SESAC Country Songwriter of the Year. He also co-produced the Zac Brown Band albums, Jekyll+Hyde and Welcome Home.
“Sony is and will always be the team that helped launch this career and journey I am on, and I am thankful for that. Randy [Goodman] and team have been nothing but supportive of me and my sound, but with the very changing scope of music today, I want the undeniable ability to take my music in any direction possible and deliver it to my fans at a pace that suits me more as a touring artist.”
“Niko has such a great grasp of who he is as an artist and performer,” says Chris Kappy, Chief Navigation Officer, Make Wake Artists. “Niko’s fans are consuming music like crazy and want more and we feel the ability and flexibility to release music that might be outside the genre, would be easier to do as an independent artist. Sony is family and always will be, and we are very pleased that this was done as friends. We all look forward to what the fans will get moving forward!”