The Ghost of Saint Aubin starring Seven the General: (Full Movie)

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Royalties & ASCAP/BMI money

Money comes from so many different places when you make a song..there is so many different channels that you have to have YOURSELF and YOUR FAMILY help be your auditors and accountants..there is the song it self as a single right? .99 cents...there is the physical purchase of that song from a retailer correct? Okay what about when the song is played on radio, via internet, or television etc? Someone is collecting that publishing and those royalties..When you are independent it is indicative that as your sales grow and your buzz widens you try to maintain some kind of control of the wide spread rape of you portion of this money..If you are simply an artist then you have to realize that these things do belong to you however you will OWE the label you are signed to their cut because after all they did front you the bread up front feel me? So realize they like the bag man...they give you 300,000 (lets say) forget what you need to spend that on right now..THEY WANT A RETURN ON THEIR MONEY not just their bread back follow me? So in other words you have to generate a million just to try to see a few dollars..My Point? Not to shy you away from a deal...only to make you aware of whats yours so you can first OWN IT..then sell it for the right price if ever you get the chance to get a deal...dig it? this is not a RULE or GUIDE to the industry HELL I DONT KNOW or I would be there..this is just a view from my balcony for yall dig me? Peace