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Can 1 personalone make a hit or does it take a team
Old 27th August 2006
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Can 1 personalone make a hit or does it take a team

I have been the artist until last year when i started getting into recording as well. Im curious to make a hit record being the artist and producer as yourself, does it take a good team or is it possible to do it all by yourself
Old 27th August 2006
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There is no "I" in hit!

Old 27th August 2006
  #3
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You could cut the track by yourself but I'm willing to bet you that you could not turn it into a hit unless you have an army of lawyers, p.r. people and lots of money.
Old 27th August 2006
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It takes more than that!

I don't know of anybody who has done so without a pretty experienced team.
Old 27th August 2006
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Yes. If you've got it in you and are willing to do what it takes.
Old 27th August 2006
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cmbsounds, you're talking about whether it's possible to be an artist/producer with hits? You're not talking about also being the engineer, the publicist, the lawyer, the agent, etc. etc.?

If yes, then, yes, provided you're Prince, Brian Wilson, Todd Rundgren, Marvin Gaye...
Old 28th August 2006
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You can write and record all the hits you want, but until you get them into the market, thew won't be hits. That's where networking comes into play. If you're getting your songs picked up by TAXI, or you're a local hero in the music scene, the networking will result from those activities. If not, you've got work to do.
Old 28th August 2006
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There is no "I" in hit!


Isn't the word HIT spelled....H....I...T..?
Old 28th August 2006
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i dont know about America, but recently in the UK charts, songs have been making it to No.1 off the back off MySpace publicity and downloads.

There's a real punk ethic right now - **** the marketing men, **** the big labels and I presume **** the team who are all out to make money off the back of your talent
Old 28th August 2006
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Originally Posted by thethrillfactor View Post
Isn't the word HIT spelled....H....I...T..?
I think he was having some fun with that, but, there's no team in I. Is that better?
Old 28th August 2006
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I think he was having some fun with that, but, there's no team in I. Is that better?
I think you mean there is no "I" in team right?

(And i kinda figured that it was just corny).
Old 28th August 2006
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I have made several million on hits I have done myself, with no help. (ITB)

Im just not allowed to tell anyone, its contract, that I would lose all the money if I did.
Old 28th August 2006
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Im just not allowed to tell anyone, its contract, that I would lose all the money if I did.
Wait a minute you just told us you've made several million on hits you've done by yourself (ITB)?

Does that mean bye-bye Bentley?
Old 28th August 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mogWai View Post
i dont know about America, but recently in the UK charts, songs have been making it to No.1 off the back off MySpace publicity and downloads.

There's a real punk ethic right now - **** the marketing men, **** the big labels and I presume **** the team who are all out to make money off the back of your talent

Thats f-ing awesome. thumbsup
I like it.

as much as I would love that to happen here, I doubt it ever will. fuuck
Old 28th August 2006
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WOW YOU ARE GOOOOD MILLIONS OF HITS THATS MEANS YOU MUST MAKE A 20 TRACK HIT ALBUM EVERY SINGLE DAY....AND PLUS TO HAVE TIME TO BS ON GEARSLUTZ...WOW IM IMPRESSED THAT IS REAL TALENT
Old 28th August 2006
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i think he said several millions of dollars worth of hits, not millions of hits.
Old 29th August 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thethrillfactor View Post
I think you mean there is no "I" in team right?

(And i kinda figured that it was just corny).
Nope, I meant it how I said it. Had to be juxtaposed for the subject of this thread
Old 29th August 2006
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Quote:
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I have made several million on hits I have done myself, with no help. (ITB)

Im just not allowed to tell anyone, its contract, that I would lose all the money if I did.
Too bad you can't tell anyone cause then you could actually get some work from other people. Oh well. Did you have a girlfriend over the summer also, but she moved to Canada so we can't check that out?
Old 29th August 2006
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Yea, me to I make a million every week, except it's top secret who I am. But even though it's top secret do you all think I'm the bomb? Yes? They like me, they really, really like me!

bcgood
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