For the past 5 1/2 months have been working for the company 4UEntertainment/Universal I always deal with so many artist trying to hit on me but men sometimes enough is enough. “Everyday is a new day in today’s new music age. Now I know lots of you get at get a little excited, and whether you wanna learn the business side or become a recording artist. Always remember business before pleasure some people don’t know how to separate the two focus on your music career and if someone catches your eye handle the business at hand. He or she maybe so business oriented that this could destroy any business deal so it clearly not worth it so focus on the business.
You are always going to be in the studio making music, and spending the majority of that time recording songs. You may have met someone attractive and articulate who know the business very well. It is possible they may not be entertained with that so do what’s important and stay focused on the business. I can’t stress that enough.
Let’s say you have a meeting with a potential manager or Producer and you have the potential to be a big star if the person that you have met is trying to make it personal if you are not asking for that this may not be a great situation. This is a male dominated industry so ladies or gentleman please come with your A-game every time what you do don’t know makes you the weakest link.
Your a struggling artist trying to make it, get a record deal and your just want the right person to discover your talent. Or your might even be attracted to the business aspect of it. Being personal with someone could arise conflict and mess up a wonderful business relationship. My vocal coach use to say don’t #uck your money. He always kept it real and at the end of the day I couldn’t do nothing but respect it.
Based on my own personal experiences, the best plan of action is learn the music business from both sides. There is empowerment in knowing all the tricks of the trade. You in essence protect yourselves from the evildoers in the music industry that don’t have your best interest at heart. If you have met someone that has your best interest at heart keep it business!!!
Attention Recording Artist there is so much that some of you don’t know, so it is best to learn everything about the music business that you can. You certainly don’t want to become the victim of a bad record deal or worse. Being personal and having a work relationship isn’t advised especially if you are looking to make a lot of money together not everybody is going to be the next Will & Jada or Bea & Jay.
If you have interest in someone it’s not worth to become personal with someone you work with. Women we are emotional and at times our emotions run wild from being intimate with someone that you work with and this could a bad situation and a definite no-no
Learn about the business so someone your working with won’t use this against you trust yourself and do your research and learn as much about the business that you can.
People will take your kindness for weakness and may use it for bad based on their knowledge base. Better yet always study the concepts of contracts, Publishing, Copyrights, Marketing & Promotions & that includes music Promotion.
I thought it might be a great idea to create a blog about the music business and mixing business with pleasure. I’ve realized that I like to empower people. Don’t be so blind-sided for fame and Fortune especially if don’t have an entertainment lawyer to handle this matters for you & don’t mix business with personal if you can help it. You will save yourselves from so many headaches! heartache and drama. I’m sure we all could live without chaos in our lives I know I can.
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