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A GOOD TEAM, PART 2


Who should be in my team?

There are several key people that you need as an artist to make sure that you’re talent will have the best opportunities available.

Last week, we discussed two: Accountants and Lawyers.

This week, we’ll speak about another two: Agents and Publicists

The Agent

Agents vary depending on what kind of work you are looking for. A musical agent works to find live shows and maybe other venues like commercials. There are also other agents for various deals. You can get an agent for television deals, book deals, etc. Agents usually receive about 5 to 10 percent on what you make for securing placements. 

Agents sign contracts to work with you. They usually attempt to sign the longest term possible. If an agent can’t find you work, then you probably will be able to terminate his contract. However, if he finds you work and you don’t want it, you may not be able to terminate the contract because he is still doing his job. 

The Publicist

A publicist is key in promoting yourself and your music. Their job is to create publicity for you and get you media attention. Different publicists have different ways of doing this. Some are great writers and can create an excellent press kit for you, others may have better connections and are more well known and can get you an interview or feature in a famous magazine or website. Either way, be sure to always be prepared as far as your image is concerned because that is what you publicist will be promoting along with your music. Some record labels have in-house publicists available who may or may not see you as a priority. However, verify that you publicist has good people skills and and can communicate effectively so that you know you are in good hands.

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A GOOD TEAM, PART 1

Who should be in my team?
There are several key people that you need as an artist to make sure that you’re talent will have the best opportunities available.
Today, we’ll talk about two: Accountants and Lawyers
At first as an aspiring star, you may need to wear several hats. You may have to handle multiple aspects of your music career, including management, promotions, etc. However, once you gain more popularity and have more offers on the table, you may get overwhelmed by the amount of follow-ups, networking and meetings. All of this can get in the way of your music. You may not have enough time to get it all done. Imagine booking shows, keeping the books, doing interviews and recording an album. As you can see, it can get hectic, especially since the music industry runs on a somewhat chaotic schedule. Each of those responsibilities are full-time jobs. Luckily for you, as the artist, there are people you can work with that will not only get the job done, but also provide opportunities through their own contacts.

The Lawyer
Any good team will always have a lawyer. Now, choosing the right lawyer is on of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. There are many parts to consider. First, make sure that your lawyer doesn’t represent anyone who is on the other side of the table when making a deal. This creates what is called a “conflict of interest.” This means one, if not both, parties will need to find other lawyers to work on the deal. Second, your lawyer should look over contracts and negotiate on your behalf to get you the best deal possible. Your lawyer should be able to explain the contract to you and what certain terms mean and how they affect you. Third, get the best lawyer for the best price. The higher profile lawyers may have more experience and contacts, but they may also have higher profile artists whom they give priority to. The most expensive lawyer may not always be the best lawyer for your situation. Also, in case it was not clearly implied, you should hire an entertainment lawyer, specifically one who specializes in the music industry.
The Accountant
Aside from a  lawyer, you’ll want to have an accountant. As you know, the accountant’s job is to make sure your finances are in order. You should get a CPA certified accountant, though it may cost more, it may also cost more not to have one. Also, if possible, hire an accountant experienced in the music industry. Not only will this make your funds more readily available, but it will also make deals fall through more smoothly. You should be able to trust your accountant with your finances, so choose wisely. Make sure their fees are fair and fit in with you needs.
Next week, we’ll discuss two more players that are key to your success as an artist. 

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DON’T HATE THE PLAYER, HATE THE GAME.

real artist already know this, STOP FRONTING & STEP YOUR BEAT GAME UP!

AS A MUSIC ARTIST YOU WANT YOUR MUSIC TO BE HEARD AND GET RECOGNIZEDTHE MOST…

THE BEST WAY is TO STAND OUT!!!
THE FASTEST WAY IS TO GIVE YOUR MUSIC TO WELL KNOWN A&R’s.
and THE SMARTEST WAY IS TO GET DOPE BEATS!!!

IMAGINE YOURSELF AS AN A&R ( ARTIST AND REPITOIRE) OF A MAJOR LABEL
everyday artist are sending you music to listen to…
you listen to dozens of tracks per day, always looking out for the best interest for your record label.
You HEAR to the same styles on the same beats, with the same sounds over and over, again and again.
Your ears are getting bored, your eyes are getting tired and the day is almost done.
Your Waiting for that artist that’s noticeable like a fresh haircut or a Lamborghini parked on the street.
That artist that has IT.
The sound you’ve been CRAVING for.

As the ears of the Label and your choice is critical and important,
Your decisions are paramount towards the success of your music record label.
what will you do if you cant listen to all of the artist because of your schedule,
what can make your job easier and more exciting?

LISTEN TO THE SONGS THAT HAVE THE DOPEST BEATS ON THEM
its a YES brainer.
When it comes to listening to music, you first hear the BEAT then the Artist on it.
Once they’re combined the magic begins!

You bump it louder, you get into it then share it to as many people as you know to reveal the HIT you’ve discovered.

As a real artist you know you have the talent and skill
ALL YOU NEED IS THE BEAT, but not just any beat,
A dope BEAT, one that compliments your style and can only help your music increase its potency of the magic effect that amazing music can offer.
for example:
Micheal Jackson’s Thriller (nothing sounded like it around its time, and still today)

heres the formula to it:
great song + great BEAT = amazing Music———> stays being played on the radio since it was first released
its that simple!

HAVE THE RECORD LABELS COMPETING TO GET YOU SIGNED AND CALLING to request for YOU to come to the studio!

it doesnt matter if you can’t rap, sing or even write lyrics
what matters is if you’re music can move your audience
who then become listeners, that turn to fans and begin getting all your albums.
get the BEATS that make people want to hear your music
get higher quality beats that have been scientifically assembled and designed
get the attention you deserve

ask yourself this:
would these beats really help my music stand out or do I wnat to sound like everyone else?
do I want cheap beats, or high quality BEATS to go with my vocals?

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