2. Record contracts are bad because of leverage.
That’s the American way, you bargain for a result. Gain leverage and your terms improve. How do you gain leverage when dealing with a record company? Bring in results…sales/streams of music and videos, ticket counts and merch numbers. Because odds of success are so low, the label spreads risk over many. If everybody hit, you’d get better terms. Have success and you can renegotiate, or refuse to work, or play out the contract and sign on better terms with someone else. Or, if you believe in yourself that much, you can start your own label. But if you’re bitching about leverage you’re no different from a homeless man decrying he can’t date supermodels, you’re delusional.
As for labels’ refusal to live up to contract terms and account properly, that’s a whole ‘nother issue. - Lefsetz— reading The Art of War at Whitelines.
"when you’re ahead of ur time, the logical concept is that others are behind you" - massimo vignelli — reading Massimo Vignelli at Whitelines.
there is only 1 studio in the world that after a long night of recording, let’s u wake up 2 pacific ocean views & little bunnies @ the same damn time - #thisismylife - #producerlife (at Shangri-La studio)
"Alternative R&B must die" FKA Twigs speaks out on racism in the music industry through genre-specifying:
"When I first released music and no one knew what I looked like, I would read comments like: ‘I’ve never heard anything like this before, it’s not in a genre,’” she continued. “And then my picture came out six months later, now she’s an R&B singer. I share certain sonic threads with classical music; my song “Preface” is like a hymn. So let’s talk about that. If I was white and blonde and said I went to church all the time, you’d be talking about the ‘choral aspect’. But you’re not talking about that because I’m a mixed-race girl from south London."
Wow. Speak on it god!!!