This episode is dedicated to answering questions from you, the listeners. Blasko and Mike tackle the following questions, submitted via email, with great detail and real world examples.
From Jesse: “My question is if you could explain the different types of record label deals for bands. I work with a few bands that have been approached to sign 360 deals. Please explain the difference in some deals you know of for artists.”
From Cat: “I have been fortunate to find myself in a lot of songwriting writing sessions. Some with local acts and some with more established names in the music business. My question is what is the best way to handle oneself in these situations when it comes time to discuss how things should be split? I have received many opinions on this from: ‘you should establish this before your start writing’; to past mangers telling me not to discuss it at all, because they (manger) are going to do that. Would love to hear from your perspective how things should work. Is there a standard?”
From Bobbi: “I was wondering about your opinions on street teams. When should you assemble one, how do you decide on incentives for the fans involved, and are street level ones really necessary anymore or is viral the way to go?”
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