You think rappers are rich cause of songs you heard

from Immortal Technique – Rich Man's World (1%) Lyrics on Rap Genius


Any money the label pays out in advance in order to record, distribute, promote and tour a band becomes a debt for the band to the label. The band won’t make a dime until the label gets theirs.

Labels aren’t looking for artists necessarily. They aren’t looking to spend money developing that artist. They are looking for songs to make money on.

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