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Do The Math: Indie vs Major – A Rap Breakdown

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A question for rappers…. Would you PERSONALLY give away 75,000 CD singles over a 100 day period in 75 cities in order to sell 7,500 iTunes album downloads & do 40 shows for $2,500??? This is the math for distributing the free single or sampler CD:     Below is the math behind the sales […]

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In Today’s Music Industry, Streaming is Everything (Almost)

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BuzzAngle’s midyear report on the music industry was released last month, revealing some pleasant (& not so pleasant) surprises concerning music, the way that it’s listened to, and the revenue it generates. If you’ve been keeping up with the latest developments about music and how it’s enjoyed by fans, then it’s not a secret or […]

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The Real Deal About “HomeGrown” Rap

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I originally wrote this about the rap scene in and around my hometown in Louisiana, but as I’ve traveled more and more I find that artists, especially those who rap or produce rap music have identical complaints no matter the city. This is what led me to share my thoughts with you on the challenge […]

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Tony’s Two Cents on Major Label Record Deals

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To a major label artist 1 $12.99 iTunes album sale MIGHT make them 60 cents (after they recoup). To an independent artist 1 $12.99 iTunes album sale world make them roughly $10.00 (iTunes keeps 30% of everything they sell) The major label artist gotta go gold (sell 500,000) to hopefully make $30,000. The indie artist […]

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Tony’s Two Cents: What Is Owed to Aspiring Rappers?

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Rappers: I’m kinda confused…. What makes a total stranger “owe” you a listen?? What’s this “chance” you say you’re seeking? I ask this because every struggling rapper says that nobody wants to listen or give them a chance. Please realize that when u choose to be a rapper, you join MILLIONS of other wanna be […]