A songwriting friend of mine informed me the other day that she came across Bad Boy Entertainment producer Amadeus’ (real name Antwan Thompson) website, where he encourages up and coming song writers, male/female artists and producers to submit their material to him.
But there is a catch! That catch being SUBMISSION FEES.
Amadeus who “is a multi-platinum Bad Boy Hitmen record producer, music director musician and is the CEO of Platinum Boy Music Inc”, claims that once material (and payment) is submitted you will receive a “guaranteed video response”.
IF Amadeus likes what he hears then this could lead to the ‘super producer’ giving a budding songwriter, producer and a male/female vocalist the chance to contribute to one of his tracks.
Click HERE to read for yourselves.
Something seems a little off here.
Is inviting up and coming talent to submit their work, charging them $75.00, $100.00, $125.00 and rewarding them with a “guaranteed video response”, standard business practice within the music industry?
How many of those who input their credit card details and submit their material to Amadeus actually go on to win the opportunity to work with him?
Isn’t this just taking advantage of the talented yet young and gullible, who are desperate to get a foot in the door?
They see Bad Boy Entertainment, read Amadeus’ list of accomplishments, get sucked in and basically just end up paying for some pointless video response.
As far as I am concerned there are other ways to get your work out there and to the ears of producers (especially in this day and age) without having to part with your cash.
But then again I could be wrong. What Amadeus is doing could be perfectly normal and above-board.
What do you all think?
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