Saturday, April 22, 2006

Hip Hop Summit

I was invited by my good friend Donte909 to go to the Hip Hop summit in order to learn a little more about the music industry and where I need to be. It was very informative as the subject of the summit was making sure to save money. They gave information on how to check your credit score for free, what "Net Worth" is, and it also taught me to basically take this music thing as a business and anyone can be independant thank to th internet. So just as a head's up to all my close friends that I will not be giving away free CDs since I am putting alot of money into this and I need to get compensated in return. It's not me being a d*** or anything, it's just the truth. Like the big boys say, don't take it personal, it's just business. But don't worry, I won't make the CD an obscene amount, I'll go over the numbers and try to offer the best price for my product.

I also was invited in order to mingle with people in the music business and hopefully meet someone who will help me further my career. I handed out I'd say 3 or 4 CDs myself to an assistant A&R from Jive Records, a reggaeton DJ, and also a big time promoter, when my manager (Jen) handed out the rest to them to anyone else who looked important. So let's see where this takes me...

Also, I got a nice little wake-up call ayer. One of the CDs Jen handed out was on the floor with foot prints on it. It bothered me and didn't bother me at the same time. It didn't bother me because I had Jen retreive it for me so I can have another CD to hand out, but it bothered me because if the asshole didn't want it, then he could have just said no. But he had to be an asshole and take it, look at it, see my face, and decide to just drop it on the floor. It's cool though, people like that get nowhere in life. Like it would have literally killed him to listen to my music. Like the second he puts it in his piece of crap sound system he calls a car, he will literally keel over and die just from hearing it.

So yea...didn't bother me one bit...



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