This is a dream scenario for me man haha. too bad im still in high school!!
[yes this is 1 of my situations]
your boy tells u he knows this dude that raps- he met him at the HipHop Soda Shop and came to find out that he helps run it - they chilled for a good portion of the night and he mentioned your name 2 em and go his email address. the next day he sent over a few tracks you had sent 2 him 2 get some feed back on.
the guy replies, going nuts over the tracks your boy sent. he says he wants to use them for a mixtape hes doing. being kind of skeptical your boy calls u up the next day and tells you situation.
your put in a position to where you gotta decide should i take the risk?
after a week of thinking it over you decide to let him use the tracks for his project knowing that it wont generate any revenue for you but in turn create a buzz and demand for your product.
the mixtape drops and was a datpiff featured release for the time being. the aritst did a few shows and perfomed some songs from the mixtape. eventually people started to take notice. they wanted to know where his production came from. you had like 6 tracks on the mixtape so your beats created the sound for the CD.
next thing you know you have other artists emailing you and giving you calls inquring about your music.
1 year later after the above mentioned situation happens the same artist you worked with initially gets signed to a label based in California and 1 artist you worked with because of him was promoted to be the president of the record label. go figure.
so now you do songs with the two of them and you get some pretty good $ considering you gave away beats in the first place.
its all about picking your battles. work smart not hard.
It was like porn. Lol someone should write another scenario.