Common Objects is an African American owned, artist only music & sound design company.

Launched by indie music veteran songwriter Ron Fountenberry (Softlightes, Incredible Moses Leroy) Common Objects was created with the simple goal of being a storyteller’s best friend all while creating a sustainable form of income for artists.

Common Objects has a different business model than most music houses. Typically a music house takes 75-90% of the budget leaving the composer/artist a mere 10-25% ….ouch.

We see things differently. By sharing the majority of profits directly with composers/artists and making sure to be socially conscious through giving to charity, Common Objects seeks to cultivate an equitable creative environment which we believe vastly improves the quality of music.

Happy musicians make better music.

Better music means happier agencies.



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