Originally Posted by R2B
What I am saying has nothing to do with the "artistic" or "vanity" part of it. It is purely from a marketing standpoint.
If a label is going to put money into an artist, they want that artist to have "original" distinctive recognizable songs.
They are not going to put hundreds of thousands of dollars into promoting and marketing an artist when a consumer can get the same stuff anywhere.
I am not talking about beats that sound similar (I am talking about the same recording used on multiple albums.)
I am not talking about mixtapes or tracks intended for the dancefloor.
I am talking about selling "real" tracks for "real" albums.