I decided to do a special Bonus Biz Blog for my dudes that want to rap/produce for a career.
In no way shape or form am I calling anyone out. Just stating my opinion, not facts.
If you ever here the words...'Imma Put You On' please note that is an early warning sign of broken promises or its time to smarten up. I'm surprised my dudes haven't caught on to this!
If someone says 'Imma put you on!', the next words out of your mouth should be 'On To What??'. Most executives want to do right by aspiring artist, however you should clearly define what 'ON' is.
Try not to get caught up in the hype of the moment. Sit with whomever and write down what is expected of you as an artist as well as what the label will be bringing to the table. You don't need a lawyer for a contract.
Let's define Contract.
Contract 1: a binding agreement between two or more persons or parties; especially: one legally enforceable 2: a document describing the terms of a contract.
Its plain and simple! Sit with Mr. Executive and spell out your livelihood on paper. At the end of writing down the terms and you've both agreed to them, obtain 2 signed and notarized copies. This will hold up in any court of law!
Fyi...I've been known to say 'Imma Put You On...' And 'Sorry!' I can't except your cd's. Stay On Your Grind!
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