Why are Hip Hop Producers are Killing the game.

DJ Pain 1 is a dope producer but he always giving producers and artists some knowledge. This is by far the best knowledge out right now. shout out to DJ PAIN 1

When a producer gives a beat to a rapper/manager/label without asking for anything in return, in other words, "for the love," that entity can:

1. Sell the song for a profit and never pay the producer
2. Build his/her brand and boost his/her career
3. Monetize online plays/streams (even on your Youtube and Soundcloud pages)
4. Book shows/tours based on this original music
5. Merchandise and profit
6. Submit music for radio/tv play without ever determining publishing splits
7. Pay for marketing, design, photos, engineering, merchandise, but not for production

The producer loses in every scenario. Where's "the love?" It's not unreasonable to expect some type of fair compensation for your talents and efforts. Making a living doesn't ruin your art.

Ideas for producers:

1. 50/50 album partnerships with recording artists
2. Trades (beats in exchange for verses, etc)
3. Set a floor and ceiling for beat prices and stay consistent
4. Production deals
5. Releasing instrumental music (create a demand for yourself)
6. Monetizing your own streaming music (Content ID, Adsense, etc)
7. DJ for artists you produce for to split show fees
8. Form groups with even splits (Ever heard of Gangstar?)
9. LEARN. The more you know, the less you can be taken advantage of