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IN-HOUSE COUNSEL: Spending Your Artist Advance

As an entertainment attorney for over 15 years, I’ve had the chance to work with and represent major recording artists especially with respect to the negotiation of their recording agreements.  In any recording agreement, the record company will usually pay the recording artist an “advance,” that is, a sum of money that is ostensibly supposed… Read more »

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THE DAY REPORT: How To Put Out Your Own Music

For most of the 16 years of Rap Coalition’s existence, we have assisted artists and indie labels with putting out their own records and negotiating major distribution deals for those who’ve done so successfully. In that time we’ve seen many artists come, and we’ve seen even more artists go. We’ve watched artists sell 60,000 units… Read more »

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IN-HOUSE COUNSEL: Setting Up Your Label

AllHipHop.com has always been a website for news, music, entertinment and education, this ongoing series called IN-HOUSE COUNSEL will attempted to provide vital information to help up-and-coming artist s/producers to succeed in toda’s difficult music business world.  To start this series, here’s a scenario:  You’re an artist who feels he (or she) has some hot… Read more »

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The Day Report: All Record Labels Are Not Created Equal

The term “record label” stands for many different types of companies that put out music.  It can signify a conglomerate like Sony or Universal which are huge well-established multi-national corporations with offices in many countries around the world, or it can indicate a small artist-owned company with a staff of one or two, putting out… Read more »

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The Day Report: Radio Spins, In Hopes Of A Record Deal

There’s a new trend with unsigned artists.    Well, it’s not really new, it’s about ten years old, but it hasn’t really worked successfully, so it seems new.  It appears that some folks who have money to spend, or relationships with independent radio promoters, are trying to increase their spins at urban radio in the… Read more »

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