Friday, July 10, 2009

Rappers and Music Artists with a Beer Budget Shouldn't Expect Champagne!

Music Artists with a Beer Budget Shouldn't Expect Champagne!

Brain Gaffey, Music Distributor, PR Specialist and Music industry insider had this to say about the countless lost souls that feel they are deserving of fame without working for it.-

"So.. Over the last several months, I feel like I've been giving the same free advice to every random rapper or manager who calls my phone. This consists of:

  • If you have a beer budget, don't expect champagne.
  • If you have a beer budget, you might not want to even try this music thing from jump.
  • Yes, there are other people that sound like you. Your still just a rapper.
  • There's nothing i can do for you if you don't want to work on your own
  • There's a lot of good music out there, not a lot of smart business people behind the music.
  • Get your internet presence to incredible levels before you even try to approach radio.
    You can hire somebody to do that, but 5 smart interns can do it too.
  • Film everything you do and everywhere you go
  • Go out of town weekly and meet DJs in your region. Keep building relationships.
  • Hire somebody trustworthy and with a track record to work your record to radio
  • Yes, radio promotion is expensive. If you don't have the money to go all in, don't expect to have a hit.
  • If you don't have your hometown poppin' on your own, how can u expect me to do it for you?
  • You may/may not need to sign a record deal. If you have the means to keep everything in house, do it. But it's very expensive on the front end.
  • Gig, Gig, Gig, and when your tired, Gig some more.
It seems pretty simple right? I'm sure anybody reading this would think all of that is completely obvious. Well, in my experiences since being on my own, there's a lot of stupid people out there that either want to be rappers or manage somebody who wants to be a rapper. "

**One, Brian Gaffey UNbassadors Entertainment Group**

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