Published on September 6th, 2016 | by FuNkwoRm


Why You Shouldn’t Sign A Record Deal


Signing deals with labels can be very risky business. Not long ago, they pretty much provided the only path to success for lots of indie artists. But now things are changing.  Ratsoe breaks down some of the reasons how signing a contract with a major label can end up being a disastrous career move.

I haven’t posted Rap Ratz content on this blog for sometime now but I created this clip because I thought it was an informative short for most of the readers on this blog.

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FuNkwoRm is a music producer, creator of the hip hop comic strip, Rap Ratz, and has a dope backspin.

  • Alton Sterling

    I keep telling this to artists but they wont listen.Some are only willing to put in enough work to get signed not to sustain

  • Diverse Washington

    Great post!

  • Great Info!
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  • Dope Rap Ratz clip. 360 deals are usually a no-go. I can only think of 1 reason to sign one – if you’re planning on making money on the back-end off building companies to serve the audience that the record label helped you create (and you think they can help you gain that audience quicker). But even then, you can still build that audience yourself for cheaper.

  • this post speaks to everything that i’m dealing with as an artist right now. i think mfs associate having a record deal with “making it” do they don’t care about the deal they just want to have the major label name behind them. thats cool if you tryna be broke forever and be a slave #zombieshit

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