I'm not going to try and sweet-talk my way out of this. If this situation would occur to me, I would bang my head against the wall until I knocked myself out.
Then do it again, till I don't remember what happened. ????
Again, I find it hard to believe that this situation would happen to me since I'm very close to my customers (in terms of following up on all purchases made from my site).
I'm also not that guy that sells exclusive rights to every artist that comes up to me with a bag of money. I need to see (hear) the potential first.
Similar situations did occur with artists like Trey Songz, T.I. and Slim Jesus and I assume it must have been a real mess to sort out.
I don't have any experience with these situations but I can
tell you how to do your best avoiding it.
- Buy exclusive rights! (n.a. if you don't have the money)
- Buy the lease to get the producer's attention
- If you don't have any money, ask for a payment plan and offer a down payment
- Get close with the producer, reach out often and send updates about the song – Show him the potential!
- Ask if they would consider holding on to the rights (Make sure you have something to offer, other than 'giving credit'.)
On a side-note: You don't have to make a purchase from my site in order to get my attention. But it could help getting noticed by other producers who may have that 'about-to-blow-up' beat in their hands.