In The World Of Beat Placements, You Don’t Always Get Paid
|By AMIR SAID (SA’ID)|
In this video, Bangladesh speaks frankly about not being paid royalties for “A Milli.” “A Milli,” from Lil Wayne’s 2008 hit album, The Carter III, won a Grammy award for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 51st Grammy Awards; and the The Carter III has sold nearly 3 million copies to date. Yet according to beatmaker/producer Bangladesh, he hasn’t received any royalty payments for his credited production work.
Appearing clearly frustrated by the situation, Bangladesh directly cites Cash Money Records’ Co-Founder/CEO Birdman as the cause for not receiving royalty payments. Bangladesh doesn’t hide his disappointment with the matter, giving a brief overview of how and when royalty payments should normally be paid.
Bangladesh’s story is a cautionary tell about the world of beat placements. Although many beatmakers covet placements with named recording artists, most are unaware of the not-so little-known secret that payments for beats often come slow, if at all. And even though Cash Money Records may not represent how all labels handle royalty payments for beatmakers (producers), Cash Money’s alleged non-payment to Bangladesh (and similar situation with Manny Fresh) should, however, be considered as something common in the obscure world of beat placements.
For educational purposes…
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