Indie Artists Excuses Are Like Azzholes: Register Your Shxt, When You Know What You Know, You Won't Get F@cked Over
Welcome to this week's Blonde Intelligence with me, Ms. Roni, where I always seek to give exquisite cranial repertoire. This week I am going to talk about the reason for this class. Sometimes I may submit a random artist song to an executive for feedback. In one instance, the executive liked what I presented and then ask me why it wasn't working for this artist... I sat in another room and an indie artist was talking with a major label...he was a new artist, he did not have any following, nothing registered as an artist, but wanted to maintain creative control and all of his masters (which were not copyrighted). I have consultations with indie artists frequently and even from talking to them and asking questions I see the issues.
Now attitude is a whole other pan of eggs. They say you can lead a horse to water, you can provide soap and water, you can scream from the mountain top...and if a person do not want to drink, they won't. If they don't want to clean in up, they won't. You can directly say it in their face, and they hear nothing. So when the executive asked me what the issue, I could only simply say the inability to listen. Now there are those that learn early that they don't want to be in the scorching sun and need a drink. Some that like to be clean, fresh, and ready so that they will have negotiating and leveraging power. That new artist stated what he wanted, and two executives told him that he wasn't at the point of contract and he didn't get it. I asked them to let me explain to the young man. I told him, in any partnership there has to be equal give and take...at this point you have only a song, no followers, no registrations, but want an advance and to maintain control of masters. I told him in order to make a win win situation that both parties have to be able to win. How do you win?
Knowledge is power and excuses are like assholes, when you know what you know you won't get f@cked over. Remember to Like Share Comment Subscribe and even Disagree with Ms. Roni's Blonde Intelligence. If interested in the class, you can purchase only here on the website.
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