RICHARD BILLIONS: MUSIC BUSINESS AND ITS MYTHS
Hello musical artists, it’s been a while I engaged you (coughs) most probably it’s because I’ve been single.
All right, check this out. It’s the dream of many musical acts to get into a a record label yeah?
Y’all seeking to be signed up by some national/ international record label cause y’all want to do this sh*t big time, all right?
That’s no biggie, you do good music, now you’re in the parking lot – truth is you should know where Tupac (to park) Have you done your studies on the industry you’re in?
You see, it’s an “industry ” that tells you it’s “big” I love to call it an industry cause it’s where you process those lyrical prowess, those vibes earthed in shallow graves, the soul rhythm that only you can feel, the metaphors, rhymes, twists and jabs into processed and refined products usually called “Good Music. ”
If you were Chance The Rapper, would you be looking for The Chance to rap? The chance to build an aqueduct over the gap? If you were ready?
You should be able to understand what actually a record deal is and what’s not supposed to be in the package. To understand trademarks, copyrights, partial and sync licencing, mechanical and performing royalties and intellectual properties… What they mean. Don’t struggle to marry what you don’t understand.
Finally, a RL is a business and most often deals with other businesses. Have you converted your passion to business? Have you a good fan base? Monetizing your music? Don’t be in a haste, build, record, learn and grow then approach the business with business. Fully aware of the industrial terms and conditions.
Then see the truth for yourself. Getting signed up is not a miracle. It’s purely business and like Godwin Tom will say; “A contract is not about trust but clarity.”
Focus on your music leave Charity (she can wait.)
Mr. Richard Billions is a Brand Consultant & Manager, Thought-Leader, Business Strategy Consultant, Speaker, Writer, a Graphic Artist beyond several professional skills Mr. Billions is also into the music-business as he identifies talents and helps melts them to pure gold.