Reese Witherspoon’s son, Deacon Phillippe, has just scored a major record contract with Sony Music, and it looks like the actress’s young son is on his way to putting out even more hit records!!
According to legal documents, obtained by The Blast, Deacon signed with the company on June 30, 2020, in connection to his first hit single, ‘Long Run’ which features Nina Nesbitt.
The contract, which is filed with the Los Angeles County Courts, has been made public due to the fact the 16-year-old budding musician and producer is still a minor.
See The Details Of Deacons’ Deal!
According to the contract, Sony is buying the rights to Reese’s son’s first single, and have optioned him to have the rights to a second record.
“In connection with your delivery to Sony of the Initial Single, Sony shall pay you an advance of Five Thousand Dollars ($5.000), payable promptly following the later of the fuII execution of this License Agreement,” the contract reads.
Plus, Sony has agreed to pay Deacon for his next release!
“In connection with your delivery to Sony of such option single, Sony shall pay you an Advance of Seven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($7.500).”
In the document, Sony says they will pay him $3,750 upfront, and another $3,750 after he delivers to the company his next song.
But, that’s not all…
It appears Deacon is in the process of creating a video for his first record, and Sony wants in on the deal.
In the contract, Sony writes, “Upon our request, you will appear for the making of audiovisual Recordings embodying the Artist’s Performances, provided that we will designate in consultation with you all aspects of the recording of such videos, and we will pay the Audiovisual Production Costs of the Videos in an amount not in excess of a budget approved by us in writing.”
In the deal, the company will also split royalties with Deacon, including if it is used in television or movies.
Reese Witherspoon celebrated her 16-year-old son’s debut single on Instagram, declaring it the ‘song of the summer’ and a real ‘bop’ with ‘sick beats and dope drops.’
In a video, posted by the legendary actress, Deacon plays the record for his mom who promptly begins to dance and suggests she make a TikTok video for the song.
The best part, in true teenage fashion, Deacon covered his face with his hands and said, “Oh, God. No, mom.” Of course, she responded, “Yes!”
Upon its release, “Long Run” broke into the top 30 U.S. songs on iTunes.
It’s he gets any bigger, Deacon is going to have to sign his agent step-father to start handling the incoming business!!
Congratulations, young man!!
BTW — It’s also super cool to have Reese Witherspoon’s autograph on your first big record deal! (See Above)