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.
**One, Brian Gaffey UNbassadors Entertainment Group**