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Studio Drama
« on: April 15, 2015, 03:01:23 PM »
Has anyone ever dealt with studio drama before? I had a situation once where I fell for the engineer of a certain studio, then he gets rid of me for some new R&B artist months after we establish a deep connection... Ugh, I'm still trying to get over it as of today but at least I'm not in the crying/can't sleep/can't eat stage. LOL And your situation doesn't have to be like that "Love and Hip Hop" situation I was dealing with. HAH! I'm just curious.

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Re: Studio Drama
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2015, 01:43:30 AM »
Studio drama, I'm not sure if all studios have that but for underground hip hop artists it seems to be something plenty come across. It could be an ego thing but all I know is that if things aren't going your way then it's time to invest in yourself and rely on nobody else. When it comes to producers/engineers you can definitely come across the pick and choose situation where they feel they'll get more profit out of a certain artist or they simply like that artist better. With my situation it was more so that my CEO at the time seemed more focused on his own material and using his label mates to fill the gap in his album songs and when it came time for me to record, they didn't seem interested. Not to mention I could almost never get a solo track complete as it was always demanded I have the CEO featured. Could be envy or high hopes wanting to promote himself through me, but I left that situation all together to pursuit music on my own. If you're a rapper/lyricist/emcee or whatever else you want to label it as well, then my advice is to keep working on your own lyrical content, and form your material to be flexible so that you can apply to any beat, that way your options are limitless and it'll be easier for you to put your tracks out back to back without delay.

Re: Studio Drama
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2015, 12:30:10 PM »
That sounds rough, devinametallic. I'm sure all studios have their drama. I don't have any personal stories to share but where's there's people and egos there is bound to be drama and I'm sure the studio is not an exception. When drama starts it is probably best to just focus on yourself and your music instead of getting involved if you can avoid it.

Re: Studio Drama
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2015, 03:22:15 PM »
Agreed, that sounds like a rough, awkward situation. And it’s hard to think of such things as impersonal when feelings are obviously involved. I’m sorry you had to go through that.

It wasn’t actually studio drama but I was also briefly involved with an engineer, and it just ended up being all sorts of wrong. I can’t imagine if he and I had actually been working together. Which almost happened. So yeah, I can see how studio drama does make going completely indie seem way more appealing. I know I dodged a bullet... brings a whole new meaning to "never date your coworkers," I guess.

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Re: Studio Drama
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2015, 08:05:03 AM »
Never really thought about it to be honest, whenever I've been in a studio it's been strictly business as hard as it gets I feel like it important to both consider making music as a job, and to separate my job from my personal life so that things don't get mixed up and complicated. Anyway, sorry about the situation but it always gets better.