“Rob! This rapper didn’t buy my beat, and it’s blowing up!”
Below I am speaking to every rapper who doesn’t buy your beats.
YOU WILL GET SUED. That’s okay though, I got your back. Here is what will happen. If your song blows up and you didn’t buy the beat… what is going to happen?
Different things can happen, but let’s talk about what would usually happen. If your song BLOWS UP and even charts on Billboard here is what usually happens, you’ll gain momentum and
Look at Blurred Lines for example, it made around 30 MILLION dollars in total. Then, right when the buzz died and the song’s profit peaked, Marvin Gaye’s family sued.
Marvin Gaye’s family won 5.3 MILLION and 50% of all future royalties from that song. They would wait for the peak moment to happen and then sue you The producer is going to get his money either way unless you have manpower like Birdman where he can send people to your house to deal with you if you even consider suing him.
Now in other cases… If a producer REALLY wanted to they could request to remove your video but that’s a very rare situation.
They know if the song blows up they get to sue you and get money from it. So any smart businessman wouldn’t try to remove it UNLESS they know you didn’t at least buy a lease.
I highly suggest that everyone at least buys a beat lease. This way:
- The producer gets paid like he should in some way;
- You feel safer posting the songs online; and
- Generally it removes the beat tag so that’s a huge plus so that you don’t look like a broke amateur rapper.
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