$150,000.00 for 45 minutes for one show. Do you really know what that’s saying? You telling a promoter (who does this every month or 2) that you can put 15,000 fans in an arena at $30.00 to $50.00 a head (you are responsible for only $10.00 out of that full ticket price. Do you honestly believe promoters are that stupid financially? (remember Phillips arena holds 17,000 to 18,000 and they ask Lebron to play at least a 2 hour game (it safe to say that Lebron should be able to pack out many NBA arenas).
That’s why I wanted to go over the economics of this decision. Promoters are by nature speculators. So I’m not gonna sit here and say there are not those promoters out there that are this silly and would spend this kinda money. Look the promotions game is a contact sport but just for the record, if you can’t get 17,000 of your fans to spend $1.29 on your single as a download (which many can’t #FRFR) then why would you think they would pay $30.00 to $50.00 for a ticket to your show (I know some folks do).
Look if an act can get it then cool but there are not many people in the real business world who can’t wait to give someone $150,000.00 for a 45 minutes set (I know there are those that do). You see the promoter has to not only risk his money that day but for at least 2 months he’s been putting this show together for the fans. His time and money are at risk. Why would he pay out the artist before he saw any of his money back (remember in the promotions game more shows fail that win).
So as an artist when you hear numbers like this just do the math and see whether it makes sense. Can MC Mutt and Jeff on WhoDoneItRecord put 15,000 people in an arena (that’s not easy)? When you hear these crazy numbers in this business sometimes you just gotta do the math.
Now there was a time when corporate money was in the promotions game and the corporations pocket were a little deeper than a regular promoter (Budweiser, AllState, Heineken, ect), but even these deep pockets are beginning to get the promoters, the artist and urban radio to justify their asking price for these shows. You see if he spends $150,000.00 on just one act then the promoter is shooting for at least $450,000.00 as a return and in the real promotions game that’s not easy (I don’t care what lies they tell at the bar to some chick they’re trying to holla at).
So the bottomline is this. When you as an artist start pricing yourself in this show thing, don’t price yourself out of the game. Because when it’s over (your buzz) it’s really over.
There are still stores that sell cds and usually through an online distributor like cd baby (who by the way does an excellent job). Here's the real although. Cd's for indis are like business cards (you use them to spread your virus). Don't let folks fool you into believing noone listens to cd's, it's just not true. If you have a real fanbase you have a better chance of your fanbase engaging with a cd and the potential for others to hear your product is greater (in the earbuds that is an isolated activity and usually it has a low potential of potential fans going "what are you listening to? be mindful of this. At this point it's almost a compliment for the bootlegger to chose your music (bootleggers don't choose music that's not market worthy usually...).
Okay this is our Christmas mix and I really was in the spirit of the season. I started offf with new comer MarQ Dean and his holiday treat HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS (bEAT MAKANIXXX BASS MIX) and then we went to the Quad City Djs classis WHAT YOU WANT FOR CHRISTMAS. Then we have a Jackson 5 christmas mashup ( #YourGonnaLoveThis)and we take it out with MarQ's intro cut. That's our special holiday mix, enjoy and
Ms Badu has a new cut and its hot (#DjAlert). As usual this lady has made a cut that not only rides but it’s thought provoking. Erykah Badu has a haughtingly sexy tone that oozes out of the speakers and hypnotizes her listeners.
*This one is gonna navigates through the streets and the cars are gonna love it.. #ForTheRealBaduFans.
*Mixtapes are also gonna love this cut for their RNB mixes…
*The clubs will like this cut for their happy hours. This cut was made for the hookah bars…
*if radio takes to this cut it will be a smash but the competition will be stiff and radio is gonna wait and see what the other market segments do (streets, online and clubs).
This cut is hot so you real Badu soldiers need to bring it home.
I love it when I find new and emerging talent. In this instance I found 2. 1st off MarQ Dean who seems to be intending on developing into a PopHipHouse sound. But on this new cut LINGERE he also shows a smooth and sultry side to his music (#FRFR). This LINGERE is a certified #PD (yall know what I mean #PantyDropper). This is a sexy song. Also this new online and youtube sensation William Singe and his sexy remix of FLEX (#TrulyOriginal). This 2 songs came together to give me a great slow jam blend. Enjoy and
The music business is a very results driven industry (contrary to some beliefs others may have) and quite frankly, you don't see a demand for many RNB male or female groups because their primary audience don't spend enough money to support the genre ( #RealFansBuy). The labels have become a business of "Rent To Own" fame that's usually driven by some executives ego choices as opposed to supplying market demand. The executives feel that if they just keep spending promotions money then acts will catch (that doesn't work). The audience that purchases hiphop online can be limited and the RNB fans just are to limited in their support in the online marketplace. Believe me if fans started spending that $1.29 then you would see a lot of RNB male and female acts (as is the case of The Weeknd, a hugely successful new artist who built his fanbase from online supporters). Sometimes the labels boost up their sales figures to justify their "vanity spends" and that also leave the impression that fans are more receptive consumers that they really are. So the answer is if more RNB fans spent the $1.29, you will see more RNB artist (#ItsOnlyADollar). At the end of the day it is show BUSINESS. #GetAtMe
itsOn this weeks GetAtMe HotNewHits we spotlight the new Colonel Loud CALIFORNIA and then we have the new Ariana Grande FOCUS. We wind it up with the new Tinashe ft Chris Brown PLAYER. That's this edition of GetAtMe HotNewHits #GetAtMe
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