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GetAtMe RealTalk  If I had a dollar for………

 

This entertainment thing is something else.  I mean it’s egos on Red Bull at a hundred miles an hour (really folks be speeding).  So I can understand that sometimes folks need to approach with caution.  But man if I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone who was supposedly helping someone give them bad info, well I’d be rich.

The entertainment entrepreneur is part dreamer and part attention whore (many will say no they’re not but trust me on this one).  One of the primary reason we have as many problem in the industry today is because of egos.  Many times someone in the business will portray their experience as law.  Trust this statement because it’s true.  Sometimes many of these entertainment execs are frustrated entertainers who wound up having to make others stars and sometimes they unconsciously give people bad info to maintain their power.

Here’s an example (the names have been changed to protect the guilty).  I have a friend who is a really great guy that wants to rap.  He’s also an entrepreneur.  He’s made a little money and now that he wants to be in this industry many are giving him bad info to feed his ego and get his money (I’m not going to do that, that’s just not me).  I constantly inform him, man when you get a hit, get at me and you’re my dude, I got you.  Now some of the folks he’s dealt with have tried to get me to work for free.  Now I don’t believe in crazy prices because I know the number it takes to make a hit and quite frankly many independents artist are not going to have it (so why ask).  Many people I will throw them a solid but once I realize that the solids not going to be thrown back, I go on my merry way.  Many may feel that since I didn’t want to support their fantasy (for free), I was tripping.  My thought on this, they’ll be alright.  Some of them really had a hard time coming to terms with the fact that I was cool and what I did, was on the strength.  Many have asked me how are you making any money (which really is none of their business).  I tell them I’m fine with my price and keep it moving.  They don’t realize that I don’t do this for the money.  I really just love a hit song.  I love to find pure hits and I have no intentions of taking a dollar from someone I don’t believe in.  I’m not that pressed.  Sometime people take this as I don’t believe in them when it’s really simply I may not believe in their method.

When people in this industry don’t get what they want, then suddenly it’s like these same folks who wanted something free and couldn’t pay feel like anyone who didn’t support them is on some bullshit.

Back to my friend. Now because he my friend, I could give a shit whether his product is good or not, I’m in his corner.  I will never tell a client their product is bad (that’s not my place, that’s the fans place).  What I will do is if I feel one of my friends product is not up to par, I’ll go find a hit (why because they’re my friends and really the only thing real industry folks are concerned with is finding a hit.  If you got a hit and some chemistry, the  industry will take care of you.  This is when the experts (beat makers, managers, novice writers and wanna be promoters will steping with their 2 cents and usually their not even close to a solution.  All they really have usually is an opinion.  A hit with the fans should be the only opinion that matters to you or real industry person.

Fans and a hit are the keys that grabs the real players attention.  Not somebodies cousin Fred who’s trying to be a manager.

Get you a hit that your fans will buy (not just like or share) and trust me, the rest will take care of itself.

I’mm ReggieRedd and this is RealTalk.

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DiaryOfAHitMan “You’re managers most important job is to find you a hit”

I’mma say this one time and I’m through with it.  All this other so called bullshit some managers be doing (so called networking, idol building or whatever), their one and only real priority is to find you, the artist a hit.(period point blank).

Many new artist and writers want a shot (no problem).  The problem becomes when someone invest their time and money. At the point that time and money are invested, then the situation becomes a business venture and the music business is definitely a music venture.

Managers are very important to this process.  Some managers like to flex money.  Other managers like to groom artist (I know right).  Some mangers are good guys that have a business head and they want to be involved in something that’s growing.  But I’m here to tell you right know, you’re job as  manager is to find your artist a hit.

This is the music business, not the artist business and this business is fueled by a hit song (Yankee Doodle, My Way, Whoop There It Is.. you get the picture).   This business takes catchy music and markets it to people who like catchy music.  Period.  The artist developes fans and friends but the buck stops unless you have a hit song.

Many artist somehow have developed the impression that if I can get someone to mess up enough money and they elevate me to a level of exposure that no one can miss me, then I will be a star (the internet has really contributed to this type of marketing foolishness).  I mean we have a show called LoveAndHipHop that the artist on LoveAndHipHop are selling nothing.  K Michelle is trying (and she’s talented) but no matter how many time we see her we’re still waiting for that smash song from her.

I love Rihanna’s people, why because they don’t bullshit around.  They don’t play favorites with writers (somebody’s cousin or the artists homeboy bullshit) they go find her hit.  Not just hits but SMASHES and they don’t miss.  You see that kind of consistency starts with the manager.  The manager first job is to make you a success (in spite of how you feel as an artist), because if you don’t succeed then money and time has been wasted.  No hit, no money.

It’s great to have chemistry as an artist.  It’s great to be the most talented musician around.  It’s great to have all the rhyme skills in the universe.  It’s great to have enough money to raise your exposure but until you find that hit song, you’re gonna come up short.

I’m ReggieRedd and this is TheDiaryOfAHitMan(IKnowWhereTheBodiesAreAt) and ILoveAHitSong. 

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