Question Is It Wise For A Zimdancehall Stable To Manage It's Own Artists?

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#1
Why do certain recording artists accept the idea of being managed by their own Zimdancehall stable especially when they are still on the rise?
 
#2
Not everyone comes into the music business with a clear understanding of how to maneuver themselves in this cutthroat industry. As time goes on they surely learn the ropes.
 
#3
The brutal truth why Zimdancehall stables have the tendency to also manage upcoming artists is because they produce, record, mix & master their music for free when they discover them.

So they kinda think the only they can be compensated for all that initial effort is by giving an artist a management contract on top of a production deal or record contract.

I know this sounds retarded but this is Zimbabwe we are talking about. Things are rough for ghetto youths on the come up.
 
#4
No, it's NOT wise for a Zimdancehall artist to accept any offer of management from their own stable.
 
#5
No, it's NOT wise for a Zimdancehall artist to accept any offer of management from their own stable.
Do you know what's even more stupid? 🤔

An upcoming ghetto youth is often slapped with 75/25 split and this is just artist management from their stable, mind you, we haven't even brought up music publishing royalties & record sales yet.
 
#6
Do you know what's even more stupid? 🤔

An upcoming ghetto youth is often slapped with 75/25 split and this is just artist management from their stable, mind you, we haven't even brought up music publishing royalties & record sales yet.
What does that mean?
 
#7
What does that mean?
It means when a Zimdancehall artist new in the game does a show their management gets a cut of 75% leaving the artist with 25%.

Remember their management will also be their own stable. - LOL 😁😁
 
#8
It means when a Zimdancehall artist new in the game does a show their management gets a cut of 75% leaving the artist with 25%.

Remember their management will also be their own stable. - LOL 😁😁
Isn't that the same thing with a 360 deal though?
 
#9
Isn't that the same thing with a 360 deal though?
Maya.

Because their stable will be acting as a:
  • record label
  • booking agent
  • artist manager
  • business manager
That's just dull, bruh.
 
#10
Isn't that the same thing with a 360 deal though?
In a 360 record contract, a record company doesn't manage its own artist. Yes, they may get percentage earnings from concerts, live shows, and endorsement deals but if they end up managing you also then that's a complete rip-off.
 
#11
No, it's NOT wise for a Zimdancehall artist to accept any offer of management from their own stable.
You are right in saying that except you need to consider reality.

No established artist manager in Zimbabwe is gonna want to spend time with a fresh new Dancehall artist who has yet to prove themself in the industry.

What if they flop? We know too many Dancehall artists in Zimbabwe don't have careers spanning a year at best. It's usually 6 months and that's the end of their career from there things go downhill.
 

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