Check out the new song from Tha GUTTA! Dream – I’m Bout My Cash
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
Milwaukee’s, Tha GUTTA! Dream, most notable for uncharted RIAA certified gold record “batman style” released in 2009, recently released from contractual obligations is rumored to be in negotiations with various major labels; established Independent Imprint Commission Committee, early 2010. After a successful independent release, WhoDat!s, Tha GUTTA! Dream is currently recording his first commercially released album featuring appearances from Ace Hood, Murda Mook, and Jelly Roll, “Money Talks.”
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
I recently released promotional single “I’m Bout My Cash” produced by Kane Beatz.
What are you currently working on and what can we expect to see?
People been waiting on “Kush Blunts and Bank Rolls,” it’s almost done, it’ll drop within the next three months. I’m currently working on “Over Time,” a Commission Committee project, it’ll drop within the next two weeks. In addition, the EP, “Blow Patrol” with Commission Committee artist O’merta, and an untitled EP with Konvers Kali and Mac Lightning produced by RicandThadeus.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
Branding and rebranding. After being released from contractual obligations, I no longer had major label distribution, marketing, or booking outlets. Having to establish Commission Committee without having the same outlets I had as a signed, solo recording artist, didn’t come without head-aches.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
Before being released of contractual obligations, there was tensions between label representatives and management. Because of the tension, I wasn’t allowed release dates, projects were constantly pushed back, and there was virtually no promotion and marketing. After being released from contractual obligations, I established Independent Imprint Commission Committee and began branding myself independently releasing radio singles “Take a Flick” and “Paper Chaser” featuring Def Jam’s Young Marquis. Neither project received the attention expected. January 2011, I secured digital and limited distribution through Austrian imprint KVZ Music. Eventually, slowly, things began falling back into place.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Understanding not every show will be paid, not every feature will be paid, being paid comes with an established name because nothing in this industry happens “over-night.” There’s always critics, there will always will be critics, and there’s one million other people doing the same thing your doing. Create your own sound.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Invest in yourself, nothing within this industry is cheap. Always remain consistent in order to remain relevant, you need to release some type of organized project on a regular basis whether it’s monthly,bi-monthly, yearly.
What are the best ways to sell your products as an artist?
Depends on the product, digital sales are much easier to establish though.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
Social networking: Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube allows artists the ability to reach out on a more personal level.
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