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wot griminal got signed to universal yh

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Wiley's signed to All Around The World to put out The Elusive 2

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Has Devlin been signed?

Recently heard a tune he did of him singing some song, thought "As soon as these guys get signed they turn into faggots"

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Devlin, Griminal, Ghetts = 360 Records

Devlin, Griminal, Tinchy = Island/Universal

Chipmunk = Colombia

Scorcher = Geffen/Interscope

Tinie Tempah = Parlophone

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swear Griminal was on All Around The World?

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but Griminal wasn't on All Around The World, Ghetts was for that dance song he put out, possibly his album as well

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you allowed to be signed to more than one company? Since when?

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Would be interesting if someone compared the status of some of the acts currently signed to majors with their status in 5 years time...depending on whether or not they are still remembered in 5 years time tbh.

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Publishing and record deals are different.

You could be signed to Atlantic and have Universal do the publishing like Plan B for instance

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you allowed to be signed to more than one company? Since when?

who's signed to 2?

and yea it can happen

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True Tiger got an album deal with Virgin earlier in the week as well

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The people on the shop floor as it were of the label don't get much of a slice TBH

The label bosses and execs get palatial amounts

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That design is also under the major label divide, whereas independents give the artist more of the cut.

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But do you seriously think these labels are signing young street artists as an asset to project the long term future and stability of the company?

Shareholders know the likes of Sorcher, Wiley, Chipmunk, Griminal are artists with a short life span, they target music to a rapidly unstable generation who'll be in and out of their scene in a flash and its wise to recruit as many of these artists to bleed the genre dry before dropping them untill the next hot money spinning genre is around the corner.

You look at these artists and although they may have good lyrics they'll never be able to fulfull themselves in the long run as a marketing product due to the lack of all round musical ability which is why it's probably best you youngsters should get yourselves into Music degrees and try not limit yourself to quick success as it will be your downfall.

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But do you seriously think these labels are signing young street artists as an asset to project the long term future and stability of the company?

Shareholders know the likes of Sorcher, Wiley, Chipmunk, Griminal are artists with a short life span, they target music to a rapidly unstable generation who'll be in and out of their scene in a flash and its wise to recruit as many of these artists to bleed the genre dry before dropping them untill the next hot money spinning genre is around the corner.

You look at these artists and although they may have good lyrics they'll never be able to fulfull themselves in the long run as a marketing product due to the lack of all round musical ability which is why it's probably best you youngsters should get yourselves into Music degrees and try not limit yourself to quick success as it will be your downfall.

Well YEAH, of course

As soon as the artist becomes unprofitable they get dropped, what would you do if you were a label boss? It's all about making money, these artists wouldn't usually be getting that exposure, let's be honest, they're not the next Beatles- like musical prodigies, so make them and yourself some money and in a few years no one wil remember

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wiley as a producer can sustain a very lengthy career

c/s the rest of Abdul's post

these artists should be pressin their cds themselves, sellin them themselves, and caking from live performances, if the pie is anything like what was shown.

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he has a little coverage in the new Dazed and Confused magazine. says it there

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