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hiphop 14 cents per CD? Thats no Vaseline rape, Jay be rapin u, rapin u, rapin u!!!

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Beanie Sigel, who spent a year in jail for drug and weapons charges in 2004, was in federal court yesterday (March 28) for violating terms issued with his supervised release for a third time.After submitting a false urine sample to probation officials on February 29th. As well as testing positive for controlled substances (including Xanax and Percocet) five times throughout the month; Sigel was sentenced to three months in prison with an additional year of supervised release.According to the Philadelphia Daily News, Beanie Sigel (whose real name is Dwight Grant) was immediately taken into custody after being denied the opportunity to “self-surrender” when he got his personal affairs in order by U.S. District Judge R. Barclay Surrick.“I told you last time if you didn’t toe the line, jail was the only option,” Surrick said. “Mr. Grant is a big boy and he knows what the rules are. At some point, he has to grow up.”Sigel explained that he was an addict and “had a relapse” that had been triggered by financial pressure which stemmed from him not being able to travel to perform at big-venue concerts (his main source of income), a condition that was received as Sigel was placed in a halfway house for violating parole.“I’m losing everything because of this situation,” Sigel said after admitting he had put himself there. Which garnished a response from Surrick: “I’ve heard your explanation, but that does not excuse your conduct.”Surrick then questioned Sigel about income that he receives from record sales. Sigel explained that he only “gets 14 cents on the dollar for every CD that is sold, and that is only after the record companies get their money off the top.”Beanie Sigel released his fourth studio album, The Solution, in December.

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people dont normally get that big cuts of cd sales, thats been the case a lot of the times. (more money made off tour and endorsments etc etc) people need to get that decent money off sales$0.14 a cd. beans could/should been makin nuff. (also, man could be tellin tales. like jeezy does, so dont have to pay so much out) should went for that lil jon or fat joe money $7 a cd. (low advance, big back end)

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I thought it was known u dont make P from Album sales too BUTBeans chats sh*t at times but i duno what kinda dumbass would sign that deal if this is true

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I know the situation regarding recording sales, but your forgetting that Bleek & Beans are genarlly considered VP's of The Roc, they should have better deals then that...

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It's not 14 cents per CD, it's 14 cents on the dollar - i.e. 14% of the CD sale price. (after the label recoups of course)
which isnt tooooo bad(i think) MJ used to get $0.25 a cd at one point and that was considered good

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with this in mind, is it true that if you go independant, you end up getting $6-7-8 per cd (so says jim jones...not the greatest person in the world to hear the truth from ofcourse) ? you can see why artists go the indie route

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with this in mind, is it true that if you go independant, you end up getting $6-7-8 per cd (so says jim jones...not the greatest person in the world to hear the truth from ofcourse) ? you can see why artists go the indie route
sounds logicalcoz indies dont spend as much money on the projectsusually coz they dnt sell as muchbut its a double edged sword reallycoz u could get more money n sell lessor get less money and sell moreindie usually dnt have advances either, big budget videos, high marketing budget/great promotion.

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yup, swings n roundabouts reallybut then look, your on one of the biggest and most respected record labels in the hip hop game...and your getting 14 cents per dollar...

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