Poohmafella Records, in conjunction with a modest amount of Local and Major label artist. From ghostwriting in the majors to producing full cd/dvd projects for the enjoyment of our fans and supporters nationwide!
We have a team of songwriters and producers to cover all of your needs!
At Poohmafella Records, we approach the talent that we have an interest in completing a project with, but very few actually get approached. You may have a certain sound that is attractive momentarily, but if your overall package is not one that we want full affiliation with, we can listen to your music, purchase your cd, but NOT desire a business relationship with you. This is the issue with many Spoken Word Artist. Because we love your sound, it doesnt mean we want to finance and produce your next or current projects. With the Hip Hop artist; we can embrace some of your songs, but you being talented and popular is not enough for Poohmafella Records to join forces with you. We wish everyone the best, but that may not be in conjunction with any of our companies. Loyalty, Ethics and 200% commitment are the key to the relationships formed here. Talent is a given for anyone and almost anyone can gain popularity, so it takes clean, sober acts, not dependent on any illegal paraphanalia, not one for bringing public disgrace and ridicule to our company. It takes Character and maturity to join the Poohmafella Records family.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q. If I am Signed, is everything done for me?
A. NO. Our artist are partners and they are responsible for 50% of their success and exposure.
This means we are advancing finances to an artist on the basis of their success, which should already by apparent, but each artist is responsible for their own grassroots campaign to capture their fan base.
We may suggest a few sites, but its solely on the artist to keep their image alive and out there with their fans.
Q. Will the label pay for trips that are not beneficial to the label?
A. Not at all. Thats why we will not work with affiliates in the future because we are working under two agendas and that conflict is a problem.
Q. Do I Make all decisions for my cd and career?
A. Decisions are a joint effort between the label and the artist. Its foolish to argue with the label over something we are passionate about and repercussions will be apparent in circumstances like this. if an artist has no financial clause where they are covering 50% of thei brand, they have no voice when the label opposes anything. Partnering artists, signed to build their brand and also to carry 50% of their financial burden have a final say in everything pertaining to their role on the label.
Q. I have my own ideas, so why ask the label.
A. We believe that if your ideas were great on their own, you never would have signed with us. Therefore, an artist needs to be open to our ideas and we will be open to theirs, but if an artist only entertains whats being suggested and inevitably seeks to do their own thing, that leaves a very dim view on such an artist and may very well get an artist dropped immediately.
Q. Interviews, gigs, appearances: Who handles this?
A. The label's management team will assist in these things, however an artist can assist in their interviews, because the artist should have some connections already, but assisting goes only as far as connecting your contact to the label so your team can negotiate your calendar and interviews for you.
When it comes to issues of money, the label should be the only one negotiating, because an artist is taking a chance on ruining a fan base by trying to be the artist and also talk business around their manager. If an artist makes a decision on behalf of the label, their contract will be terminated effective immediately. Its not just disrespectful, its just wrong and a liability we will not tolerate.
(The only two artist on the label that get 100% financial coverage are Veteran Recording Artists, Eryk Moore and Rene Reyes. However as of Spring 2013, We are doing major city new talent auditions and those artists chosen at these events, will be offered 100% financial coverage to be on our label!)
Grammy Awarded Ghost SongWriter, Composer and Producer Rene Reyes
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