Chris Mc Free – Royalty In Exile
We have recieved overwelmingly positive reactions from our readers on the blogposts I wrote on the danger site of the hip hop industry and music business in general. There is a lot of information out there on the worldwide web but the pitfalls are kept secret. As a starting artist you have the talent and the motivation, but you lack a profound knowledge of the legal site – and that’s where the bad guys will try to trick you. In future posts we’ll give you some easy rules of thump. These will avoid you from falling in the traps the not-so-honest business men have set for you. Before we do so, we have another true story to tell you.
When the full story about MC Steven and his publisher Jack was online, I sat down to work on some royalty free background music when I received a telephone call from a former teenage idol. Some time ago, when he was about 19 years old, he scored a huge hit. And I mean huge, with sales over one million copies . He told me his story and allowed me to publish it in some blog posts for our webite. But we agreed I would not reveal his identity or give to much details so it wouldn’t be possible for everyone to figure out who I am talking about. But I swear to God this is a true story.
Let’s call our artist Chris Mc Free and this song Royalty In Exile. Chris was a young talented European artist from one of the bigger European countries. In his home country he had a steady fanbase and grabbed the attention of the major record labels. He got signed with a major label and they agreed on a record deal for him. He signed for five years and was supposed to made several records. Chris was even more happy than our guy Steve in our previous true story ‘hip hop beats reality’. Because Chris McFree was going to hit it really hard.
And things went well for Chris. His first release, backened by the well oiled promotion and marketing machine of his record company struck the charts like lightning. A new teenage star was born. Chris was a star. And Chris lived the life of a star. Young and succesful and with his pockets filled with plenty of cash. He had tons of good friends and fans by his side. Chris made it!
Getting to the top is tough, but staying there is even tougher. And that’s was Chris was about to find out. He was not let down by his teenage fans or his management, but was completety left in the cold by the record company that was so supportive in the beginning. But that, my friends, is featured in the next blogpost.
In the Meanwhile,