I've been in and around the music business for sometime now. So I remember the days you had to get your band into a major publication in order to get word out about your music. Fast forward to today, it's as easy as an add, friend request or follow. Artist and industry peeps do yourselves and fellow up-and-coming counterparts a favor. FOLLOW, FRIEND, FAN each other. Help spread the word! I can't stand to see independent artist not supporting one another. And a huge middle finger to upstart, independent artist on Twitter who have 100,000 followers but only follow 20 people. And I'm only speaking to those artist who use the social networks to advertise and promote their brand. Who do you think you are... Little selfish so and so's.... Word of advice to Twitter lovers unfollow those selfish F@#ks!! Not hatin'.... well maybe I am, call it what ya want! But a more positive word... do follow for follow. If someone is nice enough to follow you, they're helping you. So follow, friend or fan back. What could it hurt?
Yadda Man set to release a Spttape called "THIS MIXTAPE SUCKS" :::: Don't let that title fool ya though!! Should be next month. Stay tune for SNEAK LEAKS!!
INDEPENDENT managers, labels, publicist and street teamers! Be very, very careful with your artist. There are vultures, shysters, Blood sucking leeches, and just plain ole energy drainers that will suck the life out of your artist. Indy work is hard enough without the negative words and actions of amateur promoters, over zealous music biz know-it-alls telling the artist they should wait for major labels to come knockin. Not knowing that in most cases major labels now for you to establish a presence in the industry on your own. They want you to develop yourself; create a situation for yourself before they even consider entering a into any type of deal.
So long story short. Guard your artist and your situation with all you have... keep going no matter what! there are endless ways to get in, exist and maintain in the music industry. Just keep away all the negative people that tell you "you can't get in unless you do this, or that. No guarantees except if you let negative thoughts, ideas and people get to your artist you'll spend much of your precious time... and it is precious doing damage control. Trying to build your artist(s) self esteem and confidence back to where it needs to be. So do yourself a favor and monitor who talks to your artist or better yet what people are saying to them. "DRIVE" NUMBAS
The music business as we knew it is no more! Read, read, read Homies. Coppin a thousand disc from Disc Makers won't cut it...... To be continued.....