Om'Mas Keith

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sometimes they get the name wrong… all good #unique (at Heathrow Airport)

sometimes they get the name wrong… all good #unique (at Heathrow Airport)

…and good night - thx @vickrubin 4 getting me here on time! #creativelife (at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX))

…and good night - thx @vickrubin 4 getting me here on time! #creativelife (at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX))

2day… 1 of a select few entrusted 2 guide music in a positive direction. - most #humbling  (at The Beverly Hilton)

2day… 1 of a select few entrusted 2 guide music in a positive direction. - most #humbling (at The Beverly Hilton)

studio last night… frank & kim burrell - no big deal. thanks skip. (at Mediatech Institute - Sunrise Sound - Houston)

studio last night… frank & kim burrell - no big deal. thanks skip. (at Mediatech Institute - Sunrise Sound - Houston)

blowin’ bubbles cuz i’m so damn happy - mega thx 2 constantin & carmen w/ @nativeinstruments & “the scholarly one” @tabnetic - Now back 2 the music! #producer #grammywinner #luckiestguyonearth #humble #childofthecosmos (at Whitelines)

blowin’ bubbles cuz i’m so damn happy - mega thx 2 constantin & carmen w/ @nativeinstruments & “the scholarly one” @tabnetic - Now back 2 the music! #producer #grammywinner #luckiestguyonearth #humble #childofthecosmos (at Whitelines)

industry rule number four thousand and eighty

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.
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feeling all alone? remember this

"when you’re ahead of ur time, the logical concept is that others are behind you" - massimo vignelli — reading Massimo Vignelli at Whitelines.

2day @ rick’s private residence. just another day @ the office - part of being a good #producer is knowing how 2 #create things w/ other #producers.

2day @ rick’s private residence. just another day @ the office - part of being a good #producer is knowing how 2 #create things w/ other #producers.

smoking in the boys room (flashback) #classic - paris, france - #labellevilloise

smoking in the boys room (flashback) #classic - paris, france - #labellevilloise

yes, this is a job… treat it like 1. 💙 what u do & do what u 💙. (if you’re lucky enough) #focus #diligence #integrity #music #lifestylechoice - photocred: squirrel - @thegrammys (at Shangri-La studio)

yes, this is a job… treat it like 1. 💙 what u do & do what u 💙. (if you’re lucky enough) #focus #diligence #integrity #music #lifestylechoice - photocred: squirrel - @thegrammys (at Shangri-La studio)

pragmatic

if someone doesn’t like you, please don’t like them back… you’ll be better off for it. — feeling fabulous at Zuma Beach.

keyboard bliss - thanks 2 @roland_us 4 the #aira jewels - shout out 2 dan krisher, @tabnetic, roland dc admin and z. u guys made it happen! - photocred: @michaeluzowuru (at Shangri-La studio)

keyboard bliss - thanks 2 @roland_us 4 the #aira jewels - shout out 2 dan krisher, @tabnetic, roland dc admin and z. u guys made it happen! - photocred: @michaeluzowuru (at Shangri-La studio)

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)

olisaurusrex:

"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!!!

olisaurusrex:

"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!!!

(via phatwemin)