A few tips to Artists about Music & Management

I occasionally post rants and raves about certain situations I feel that need to be addressed…

These postings are not meant to be personal attacks on any of the many managers i’ve met throughout the years, but to enlighten artists on what to look for/ and look OUT for… 😀

1. Artists: Remember 1 thing: Be careful who’s hands you put your career in: You must question: what is their passion?? Music or “their business ventures”?? Do your homework! Music never ends.. but businesses do all the time..

2. Artists: If you find you’re in a circle that they say will “get you where u wanna be”, remember: some will only take u where ‘THEY’ really wanna be.. they just using YOU to get there..

3. Artists: The day u find your ‘squad’ will fuck someone over to get u where u wanna be, remember: next step is them fucking you over to get them where they always planned to be…

4. Meet Mr. Janky… You definitely know him…. You just won’t know it till you’re done ‘serving your purpose’….
5. Artists: Are you fake by affiliation??… remember: everyone knows we’re all born with our own mind… If you allow fake’s to guide you: you’ll end up with the same ending as them…

6. Artists: If those guiding you are not your biggest cheerleaders when it’s time for ‘self-development’…ummm is it then hard to see who they really trying to develop??

7. Artists: If you notice years later you doing the same thing with the same people note: a manager will hold u back: Pay to play is a starter effect for artists but a thriving business to others… know which business they reeeeally in…

8. Artists: Please note: A manager, agent or PR company should never ask you to pay a fee upfront to represent you. All you’re really doing is paying for their drinks while they talk about all the supposed moves they making…lol

9. Artists: Some managers are like groupies.. they wanna be there when u get noticed, but don’t now the true business on how to ‘get you noticed’… Better be like Janet Jackson and ask em… : ‘what have u done for me lateley..’ (besides what networking on facebook that you coulda did yourself…) lol

10. Artists: As both a fan of music and professional, I support the man banging on the trashcans on the corner mroe than a rapper who won’t show up to an open mic cuz it’s ‘beneath him or not a good look’… and if you’re management’s feeding u them FAKE words, remember: you are what you eat!..

11. Artists: When it comes to management remember: They’re supposed to be the ones introducing you to contacts… So why yall shaking hands saying pleased to meet you at the same time???? who really taking who where????

12. Artists: Matter fact: if you reading this, then u have the internet which means u really don’t need a manager.. All they do is google your questions to find the answers anyway… haha

13. Artists: Do you homework and send your demo’s to labels yourselves… But quick tip: Pick the songs that grab people on the first note (first 5-10 seconds) Otherwise, it’ll get skipped over eeeearly! .. noone got time to WAIT for u to impress them…

14. Artists: Every time you hear a ‘no’ remember: take this as an opportunity to learn how to get em saying ‘yes’.. just ask and be willing to accept constructive criticism…

15. Artists: If the one supporting you sacrifice to do so: feed them… But if you find your so called supporters are eating while you sacrifice: then go to Webster’s dictionary and look up ‘support’..

16. Artists: If your guide ‘googles’ quotes instead of saying their own, remember: You’re being led by a follower who say’s ‘oh yea!’ when they see a quote instead of saying ‘oh yea!’ by living and making their own…

17. Artists: It’s cool to go into busines with your friends on one conditions: You stop thinking they your friends… Sometimes it’s inevitable labels, albums,etc will include your friends.. just take heed to my warning…

18. Lesson of the day: Be Real or sit there red faced wondering if any of this applies to you.. I don’t get paid to keep it real, actually i’m in debt because of it.. I offer a banquet of reality.. they will have a banquet of consequences.. Where’s your seat @ the table???? 😀

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