WLPWR's Free Game
About This Show
The Free Game producers podcast is for record producers, music entrepreneurs, and songwriters as discussions include making music, and the business thereof. This is a free flowing, unscripted conversation designed to explore a range of topics and uncover interesting insights, with the listener along for the ride. If you are interested in becoming a record producer/songwriter and or music entrepreneur, or already in the music business, the conversations are sure to inform. WLPWR and Brian Onrea are joined by music industry professionals and leaders to discuss Beats and Business entirely.
Most Recent Episode
WLPWR's Freegame Producer Podcast Miniseries: Pay the Producer Part 3 ft. Six Figga Digga
In this episode WLPWR and Brian Onrea continue the Pay The Producer series. In part 3 they interview multi platinum producer Six Figga Digga (Young Guns “Cant Stop Wont Stop”, 50 Cent “Many Men”, Jay - Z “What They Gonna Do Part 2” Big L “American Dream”) They discuss:
Coming up with legendary Harlem rappers Big L, Mase and Camron
Getting his first placement with the Big L on “American Dream”
His role in the forming of The Diplomats crew
The significance of coming into the game with an artist
How he ended up working with Jay-Z
The story of how the 50 Cent hit “Many Men” came about
What the difference is between to 90s and now in terms of producer pay
The difference between mixtapes and albums when it comes to producer pay
The thinking behind writing his book “The Beat Game” (available now!)
How he got into education
Bridging the gap between the new generation of hip hop and the veterans/OG’s in the game
What’s next for Digga?
The Pay The Producer discussion included:
More on performance royalties and how that spills over into radio spins and online plays on sites like Youtube and Pandora.
Is trading services or favors and acceptable form of payment for your beats? Bartering Do’s and Dont’s
Also Discussed this episode:
Skye Morales @skyemorales video shoot was a success
Record Sales - Lil Uzi does 124k first week.
RIP Walter Becker from Steely Dan
Artist collaborations and features. Are they really needed?
This episode was recorded at Gray Matter Studios in Atlanta, GA. Edited and mixed by Joey Stanca @dreamsonparade