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RELEASING AND CREDITS – UNFAIR COMMON PRACTICE

RELEASING AND CREDITS – UNFAIR COMMON PRACTICE

This is an issue that we commonly see to be disdained and underrated by several artists and bands and it’s a big one: please consider giving proportionate credit where credit is due when promoting your record or song.

Whether on your SoundCloud, Youtube or Bandcamp, in interviews or on social media, or just talking with friends at a show, consider mentioning the individuals who literally made your recording.

Did you get a famous person to guest on your album or song? Great. You’ll be using it for publicity, right?. That’s kind of the whole point these days. But please be mindful of overshadowing or all together erasing your engineer, producer, or studio from the narrative, ’cause it happens… a lot!

We usually are not mentioned anywhere (or mentioned in passing) in reviews or interviews, but a couple of notable names who made small contributions to the project are heavily credited every time.

Also in reviews, the credit for recording your album is given to someone else entirely. How come? This is usually due to making no mention of the engineer/producer/studio or highlighting one or more contributing names that wind up being assigned the credit.

Be fair, and value the souls that contribute to make your record or songs a reality!

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