normally you can find me online schoolin’ cats up about MY take on the music industry.
i post on different websites about issues related to the music biz and i offer useful tidbits of information here and there.
if you knew me on a personal level, i’d probably give you a 360° overview of the music industry – if i thought you needed that information AND if you were interested.
here’s a few solid points that people need to keep in mind: (i’ll elaborate on these points in the near future)
1. every offer (CONTRACTUALLY) is different based on the artist, their leverage, his team, his co-signs, timing, situation, & whether or not other labels are bidding (a bidding war), etc
2. This is the music BUSINESS. Only 10%, if that, is about music.
3. you NEED TO BE getting your tracks heard by DJs, publicists, booking agents, media brands, label execs, radio stations, online and print publications – or you’re basically just WASTING YOUR TIME and PLAYING THE ROLE.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST – You do not need a manager until you have too much to handle, and by that time you usually don’t have to look for one: they will come to you. You shouldn’t hire a manager because you don’t know what to do; step your game up and be ACCOUNTABLE for your success – or lack thereof.