The much anticipated track”my song” by Naymon,,,Port Harcourt’s finest afro-pop,RnB singer is here”my song” we killed dis beat dis time. @naymonn
Most artiste due to the high rate of poverty never settle down to look at a record deal before signing and this has been an issue for the recent feud between artiste and record label owners, do you want to tell me that brymo, vector and jaywon did not know what they running into when they penned down deals?
Most artiste in nigeria, africa and the world at large suffering from deals not properly reviewed, my chat down here would show what an artiste walks away with after massive successful hit and below are some real life examples.
“Some music lovers are surprised to hear news of their favourite artists going bankrupt, but it does happen – and not always because the artist went on a wild spending spree. Bankruptcy is one of musicians’ only defences against bad record contracts.
Despite TLC’s overwhelming success as an R&B group in the 90’s, they were for forced to file for bankruptcy due to the massive overhead costs they weren’t able to pay. They earned less than 2 percent of the $175 million dollars generated by CD sales – about 40 times less than the profit that was divided among their management, production and record companies. Likewise, Toni Braxton declared bankruptcy in 1998 after generating $188 million dollars from CD sales; her record contract paid her less than 35 cents per album.
The Goo Goo Dolls have generated $2 million in album sales, but filed bankruptcy because they owed so much money to their record label. Bankruptcy has become increasingly common over the years, even with many successful musicians. Even Jerry Lee Lewis and Michael Jackson, both members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, have filed bankruptcy.
Sometimes legal troubles, debts or taxes are to blame for famous musicians filing bankruptcy. Other times; however, it is simply a way to get out of a contract. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is lobbying to change bankruptcy laws, making it more difficult for artists to file bankruptcy for the sole purpose of getting out of a contract.”
Music has never been an easy business to make a buck in. Go back a hundred years and stories abound how an unsuspecting musician made pennies on the dollar for their work while someone else benefited. Even today with artists having a greater awareness and access to expert legal council doesn’t necessarily mean that the outcome will be any different.
The best way to protect yourself is to be in the business for the right reason in the first place, and that’s for the music, but you still have to surround yourself with the best team of professionals that you can afford.
For professional music advice and managerial packaging
LETTER TO SPLENDID
In this season of open letter, I decided to use this medium also to write a letter to someone whose genre of music has captured not just me but the entire nation.
I can remember the very first time i heard your song on the radio “aboki shine my shoe”, i noticed your form of delivery, your unique word play, i told my friends that you will champion the new age music industry and they all doubted me in the normal naija “jonsing” way.
three weeks later your song became a hit, even nursery school students could sing it more than the nigerian anthem, and i looked all my friends at the face with a big smile and that “i told you” look, when i heard you got signed unto Luciano Records, it was then i knew you are heading for the stars and would be there for a very long time, when it was time for the video, you employed the professionalism of ace video director Adasa cookey and the video was magic.
when i was still settling with the video, you came out with this upbeat song titled MAKOSSA, it was an instant hit cuz the clubs went gaga and a party was never a party without either “Aboki shine my shoe” or “Makossa” not on the playlist, i was thier amongst the crowd as you performed at a show in portharcourt and your stage strength is second to none, you have mastered the arts and you carried the ever cheering crowd along.
2014 gave me the shocker, not that i wasn’t expecting you to be this big but when i listened to that track AMEN which you featured another A-list artiste like you TIMAYA, it was then i duffed my cap for you and made myself an addict of your songs, i earnestly wait for more songs and the chance to meet you in person for dreams do come truely, i know your full of surprises and only heaven knows what next we should expect
I pray you read this letter and reply me
Omoge Records Ent’ Presents A Talented Singer, Songwriter, He Goes By The Name Sammy X A.k.a Dat Omoge Commander, Who Currently Dropped A Mind Blowing Bangering Hit Club Single Titled ‘Malope’ Produced By @snaxgy D Nakaminati beat, Guaranteed To Keep U Hitting the Replay Button For Sure.
Celestine Onwughalu popularly known as X-breedz, an 042/Ph based artiste with popular hits like “friday night” and “ife ana alu ft buckwild da ikwerrian” which were monster hits,that earned him the profile ” ife ana alu” master. amongst other songs. He is currently signed with effect da vigor entertainment. He is back again with this parry breaker ” OMALICHA” ft Bigman and Fearless (042 murderers), well blended with pigeon and ibo, tight beat, wonderful melody…A must listen if you have got the waist to shake.
One of the PH city finest artist he goes by the name MATI.O, He comes up with a hit song titled Hold Your Waist. Is a song dat I listened and has been on repeat ( Prod. @Joeblings111)
After the release of whine for me(baby nana) which was a huge sucess y-lemzi is back again with a makosa flavor YOU SWEET(woyiwo).The 21yrs old portharcourt artist is doing well everybody will love to dance to it .He is now signed to GET BUSY ENT produce by @surfacebeat