Sha Money XL & Consequence – The Art of The Deal

In the latest episode of Consequence’s ongoing web series Real Men DON’T Cry!!! Sha Money XL breaks down the history of G-Unit’s business deals beginning with RBK and clothing deals.  He then goes on to discuss the death of major labels, interacting directly with consumers, and the One Stop Shop Producer’s Conference. [via ItsTheCons] by … Read more

CPA Gives Biz Advice For Producers & Musicians

Certified Public Accountant Alan Friedman gives valuable advice on the tax and legal implications of being a self-employed producer/musician.  He covers info relating to the advantages of various business structures, basics for setting up an LLC, trademarks, and banking practices.  We all know that now is always the best time to get your business in … Read more

Chucky Thompson: Producing For Nas Is A Headache?

Think Talk hits us off with a thorough in studio interview/Q&A session with producers Chucky Thompson (Hitmen/BadBoy) & Salaam Remi (Toni Braxton, Nas)  as they discuss their first professional work, hustling beats, business matters, and the importance of relationships. At one point Chucky Thompson let’s it slip that working with Nas requires "a lot of … Read more

Swizz Beatz SESAC Interview Series

In an interview for SESAC, Swizz Beatz breaks down the difference between a producer and a beatmaker.  He specifically goes into the importance of having a game plan, setting the tone for a session, and playing psychologist.  In the second segment, he goes into the creative process behind making hits and where he finds inspiration … Read more

The Death of The Music Business???

I ran accross a couple of really good articles about the future of the music biz and the extinction of the CD.  Both offer an interesting perspective on what should be taking place within the industry to ensure its viability When The CD Dies Why Today’s Record Labels Are Failing