Originally Posted by Konvex
No producers dont pay to get stuff signed. They sign the tune at no cost and make a percentage of the sales.
Apparently some artists are asking for money upfront from the label to sign stuff but it's quite uncommon/seems more common within brostep apparently.
I shall clear you all up on this from a Resonance Audio point of view:
1 Me @ Resonance Signs an artists
2 dependant on artists we agree a deal 50/50 split 90% of the time, sometimes pay upfront as it does make life easier, i give a set fee up front and then take all royalties, no messing around every quarter. It also depends wether i have cash which 9 times out of 10 is no :'D
3 artists NEVER pay me a penny, i pay for mastering, artwork releases etc as it is my job, would never expect them to do so.
Hope this clears it all for ya'll