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Thursday, December 19, 2013 • Eric Gomez
Whether you are a promoter or an artist, the concept of Pay 2 Play affects everything in regards to shows and the business environment it cultivates as a result of ongoing practices. There are many angles to view the business model; and there are multiple benefits and drawbacks from both the implementation of Pay 2 Play as well as the absence of it.
Thursday, December 19, 2013 • Eric Gomez
Despite the growing number of artists that are paying to get on showcases and opening slots for major shows, there is still a large number of indie artists and like-minded business minds who believe the Pay 2 Play model is more damaging than it is helpful.
Thursday, December 19, 2013 • Eric Gomez
The most obvious person to benefit from P2P business models are promoters. They gain traction on their event by utilizing various outlets to increase awareness around the production. In addition, they gain the added value of outside fan-bases to introduce them to the overall brand of the production company.
Thursday, December 19, 2013 • Eric Gomez
The concept of covering costs and having hungry artists prove their ability to market themselves is not a new concept; but one that is quickly becoming normality among many promoters in various cities. Some artists and individuals strongly disagree with the model, so we'll explore the benefits as well as the drawbacks of the PAY 2 PLAY model.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 • Eric Gomez
Whether it's fashion, commercial TV programming or even a white house press meeting; Hip Hop has crept its way into every facet of life. Its influence is undeniable; though it lacks stable leadership and appropriate direction in terms of social responsibility.
Monday, April 29, 2013 • Eric Gomez
While it's true that today's artists MUST network and build a true fan-base and web of contacts for business purposes; there is more to this business than simply showing up at events needlessly. When is it time to break free from the networking trap?
Sunday, April 14, 2013 • Eric Gomez
If we take over-saturation, bad ethics and minimal opportunities into consideration; the world of this music business looks a bit bleak. But is there some light at the end of our proverbial tunnel?
Monday, March 18, 2013 • Eric Gomez
Too often, in this industry, we hear about the frauds and scams that happen. We hear about the stories of alluring deals, imaginative promotions and fake label reps that take people's money, promise them all the glory of success and then skip town just to dupe another unsuspecting victim.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 • Eric Gomez
We have talked about the cultural and business aspects of Hip Hop in these last few articles, but what we have not touched on is WHY new school hipsters seem to shun the weight of cultural attachments.
Friday, February 22, 2013 • Eric Gomez
While it's true that the business of music is primarily an exploitation of art or talent for financial profit; are the evils that we attribute to the decline of cultural Hip Hop solely a fault of its business minded counterparts, or is there more to our story than we like to admit?

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