While social media is ripe with arm chair tough guys and wanna be gangster tour guides calling themselves officials – the LAPD was hard at work chasing leads.
Social media accused the victims girlfriend of back dooring PNB Rock when he was brutally murdered and robbed for a $100K set of jewelry on his neck.
LAPD figured out the suspects were already in the parking lot when MR. Rock arrived – making everyone who claimed “they didn’t care the girlfriend had something to do with it” – look kind of slow and stupid – respectfully.
How many poor people who claimed “hood” jumped on they podcast and dropped a video detail their own personal opinions as straight up fact – we will never know.
What we do know is – a 30 year old man of color was murdered by father and son dynamic duo – who chose to use a location that was owned by another man of color – only to get help from the LAPD while everyone else – let the rumor mill take over.
We don’t want to work with the POLICE but we don’t work with each other which puts us in a bad spot – we can’t expect this logic to do us well when you have people like these suspects riding around playing by their own rules.
Checking in – is just another layer of security but what happens when that layer of security is under attack or – isn’t prepared for the ambush style attack people who don’t play by rules – like to use ?
If there is no respect for boundaries and rules – who is to say one authority is better than another one ?
A 2 yr old child had to watch her father get murdered and we all chose to run with the gossip train Vs stand up and say – no – this is not going to happen.
Everyone who said – check in – before you go to LA should be ashamed of themselves. You fed into the fear and literally did what you claim the media does – but that’s the point.
To us this is a story – for that 2 yr old child – she lost her Dad. We all don’t care enough to see her when she is 20…. 21 etc – but we all decided to speculate – use this tragedy to make it seem like we knew the way the world works from the safety of our homes.
It has taken 3 years for us to get DUTCH to agree to participate in a ONLINE digital management service WHICH speaks volumes about his work ethic and understanding when it comes to working with artist with little or no business experience.
“It’s really hard to explain, we want to make money because we love the concept of making money doing what we love but we want to make money in a responsible manner. There are a lot of variables starting with the urge to “get ahead” when there is no “getting ahead” – you are the person who is going to determine how fast – or slow – you make it in this business – assuming you have the talent and you are marketable.” – Dutch Said as he explained the new service to our team.
Artist can CLICK THE LINK – and use their GOOGLE to sign up for the service on Patreon. Starting at $20.00 this is a $5.00 a week service that allows artist a simple way – to engage with a business manager – in a realistic setting – based on real world – requirements. SIGN UP HERE
WHILE building a large following and customer base is something that Strictly Bidness Management wants to make happen – they are limiting the number of members to a simple class of 20 artist for the rest of 2022.
This is the best way we can make sure we keep the Brands Reputation in good standing while – we provide serious artist the support they so desperately need.
UNLIKE MOST Management Services – Dutch Schultz and Strictly Bidness offer a direct line to real – industry opportunities that are based on his relationship with these individuals.
Strictly Bidness Management has been working very hard to build relationships with industry professionals of all kinds – from CEO’s to paid interns – our list of contacts is vast in nature and allows us to work with artist in a way to help them – be – valid candidates for real industry opportunities.
HERE IS THE issue when we find talent that we believe has what it takes to go the distance: They are not qualified <~ and require – a lot of work that costs time, energy and money most artist – do not have to begin with.
“Take a press kit – you know how much money it takes to make a real press kit? Your talking about thousands of dollars for the photo shoots alone – you can’t knock it all out in one day – or you will be making a sloppy resume that no one – will take serious. That’s why people like me – work with indie artist to make sure they are ready and we don’t waste our time – traveling to NEW YORK – BOSTON or ATLANTA for a meeting that turns into some sales seminar because the artist has a whole bunch of missing pieces they need to make their run worth while” said Liz of Strictly Bidness Management.
While Strictly Bidness Management will be promoting these opportunities with Atlantic Records, they will also be promoting ways for artist to EARN FREE MANAGEMENT services to better prepare them for these oppoturnities.
Cuban LINK <~ has expressed his interest in working with a few local videographers who may have what it takes to create a specific look he wants for some up coming projects. Creativity never being far from the business conversations – Cuban – spoke about a vision and how he wanted to see if we could find a person worthy of putting something together that could come close to what he is thinking about creating.
WHILE – the ideas and concepts are limitless – Strictly Bidness Management along with Music Network1063 recognize the challenges of finding a qualified team to produce pieces of work that will compliment the legends ideas and requirements to be involved in this kind of project.
This is where Dutch Schultz creative thinking and connections come into play. Reaching out to EightBall Ent / Sony AMG we can use this opportunity to scout videographers who may be interested in getting involved in some industry opportunities along with other high profile situations based on the work they do with Cuban Link.
“This a fair program – one project – you get your shot – then – we figure out a fair rate and BOOM – your working. You earn your reputation and can use the things you did for us for your portfolio <~ a big part of this – is privacy and how you conduct yourself on social media.” said Dutch Schultz who is familiar with how people like to tell their business online.
IF YOU KNOW A PHOTOGRAPHER OR A VIDEOGRAPHER WHO IS INTERESTED IN PRODUCING A SHORT FILM FOR CUBAN LINK – FEEL FREE TO EMAIL: STRICTLYBIDNESSMANAGEMENT@GMAIL.COM
So a major part of what we do – is educate – the artist who we interact with on social media. WE FORGET that many of you – cannot – make good decisions when left on your own – and – we forget that many of you – do not know how to keep your eyes on the prize.
AS A RECORDING ARTIST there are levels to this – if you are NOT ready for certain things – you need to understand <~ forcing yourself to get involved – puts you at risk. Your desire to get heard – your desire to be listened to and appreciated for your art – puts you at risk – so be clear: You need to read all of this and start moving smarter.
WE OFTEN FORGET that many people – do not – understand the basics when it comes to conducting business – THIS IS FOR YOU – if you do not want to read – you can – go to the video below – BUT – we suggest – you take the time – and read this piece for your own sake.
WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF FRAUD ? For many of us – we assume – we know what fraud is – but – we end up using the word – in the wrong way. Calling people frauds based on how they say things – or the way they look – will let you – believe – someone who is well spoken and dressed nice – can’t be a fraud. FUNNY because you don’t want to be judged for how you talk or how you dress – so maybe – apply that thinking when dealing with others <~ and it will help you see people for what they do – and – who they really are. #CharacterLesson
People who commit fraud – are very good at spotting the weakness in others. People who gossip – are weak <~ and easy to manipulate. Most scammers – will use that to figure out – how to get you to trust them by – showing you they relate to what your dealing with – and – pointing at someone – or something – as the real cause to their issues.
FOR EXAMPLE: Artist who go to school of rap or – attend my shows – often – group up – with a bunch of other artist who are not patient or mature enough to understand – that people who cannot get their way – will start to plot and scheme so they can – get their way. FOR THE MOST PART – that means they get to jump on stage and perform – no matter who is in the room and who is paying attention. THE NEED to be heard/seen is a major – red flag – because the ones who are too pushy <~ end up being the ones who keep the negativity circulating – and help the people who want to “benefit” from the drama.
USE SOCIAL MEDIA as a tool – do not CONDUCT BUSINESS or make agreements on social media you believe are binding. BY DOING SO you put yourself at risk of falling for scams because NOBODY has to be <~ certified to claim they do something or work for some company.
ACTUALLY this is more common then you would believe. MANY PEOPLE will not admit they are not employed or under employed while pretending to know how the business works. MOST PEOPLE think – if you sound good – look good – that’s it – you have what it takes to be rich and famous – 3 years later – why aren’t you rich or famous ? You still look good – you still got talent – I know – it must be the scene – the people you talk to – or that fat guy who keeps yelling at you.
BUT HOLD ON – there is more – you can’t just ghost on social media but understand what you are doing when you use social media. SHORT thinking – your doing it to connect with fans – right… because we all know how that works for everyone with a free app and soundcloud link. (It doesn’t)
HOW ABOUT – you use it to connect with LIKE MINDED people <~ indie artist who are struggling to garner attention JUST LIKE YOU – so why not connect with them <~ and start making noise – BUT – HERE WE GO – artist want to charge fees to other artist – want to create popular circles based on following and engagement rates <~ leaving a whole group of people – on the outside based on silly things – like number of followers / age / etc…. ONCE YOU create a circle of popular – vs. the ones who are not <~ you open the air for potential fraud.
ARTIST PAYING FOR STREAMS AND VIEWS – are scamming themselves because the attention they get from having a lot of streams / views – basically is fake <~ and – they start believing they earned that attention when that’s not the case <~ same thing when artist throw money around – nobody loves them – they love the money <~ and in many cases – get close so they can get the money or enjoy the perks of being around someone with money.
WHILE IT MAY FEEL GOOD – it’s a cheap thrill <~ and – if you need cheap thrills – you will avoid real – and follow fake – there is no changing that – you need to figure out WHO YOU ARE before you decide to go down those scary roads.
EMAIL COMMUNICATION is a must <~ yes – we all like to talk on the phone or via text or – even on social media <~ but – anyone – who tries to conduct business USING SOCIAL MEDIA – is giving a good sign that they may not be QUALIFIED to help you OR they are just lying and out to get your money.
GET USED TO SAYING, “I would love to learn more – can you send me a email?” or – “I really want to get involved but I need you to send me a email so I can go over the offer.”
SIMPLE – polite and – respectful – someone who is legit – or – has the best intentions – will understand and follow up with email communication. SOMEONE WHO IS NOT – will insist you make a agreement and try to hold you to that agreement vs. respecting the way you conduct business.
ONCE YOU GET THE EMAIL – YOU MUST VERIFY <~ the claims that are made in the email and <~ you must not <~ assume <~ that the person you are dealing with <~ can make anything happen – outside of what is in the email <~ even if they are nice to you and claim they are some industry connect – you must – hold them to the terms in the agreement you make with them – OR – you will be allowing the bad things that everyone hates about the industry to go un punished.
IF SOMEONE TELLS YOU THEY ARE WITH A LABEL – ask them for their OFFICE ADDRESS AND A DIRECT NUMBER TO THEIR OFFICE <~ DO NOT – accept <~ a cell phone number or GMAIL <~ as contact info <~ and <~ if they cannot give you a address with a direct number – CALL THE LABEL – ask for the person who you have been talking to or the lead A&R and if – the person you are asking for does not work with the label – make a point to block them immediately.
CRIMINALS ARE ALL AROUND <~ these people will try to get close to you so they can hurt you because they think <~ you must have something of value since your doing music <~ you must be aware of WHO YOU COMMUNICATE with and WHO YOU TELL THINGS TO <~ because <~ most people are talking to everyone <~ if they are quick to talk to you <~ So make sure you take this article into consideration when you decide to start “networking” in the music business.
Learn the definition of FRAUD AND SCAM – because that is something a lot of us do not think we need to do and – we do need to understand WHAT a fraud / scam is so we can identify real threats.
2. USE SOCIAL MEDIA to PROMOTE YOUR MUSIC – CONNECT WITH NEW LISTENERS and LIKE MINDED PEOPLE <~
3. NEVER do business on social media – collect contact info including EMAIL ADDRESSES <~ do NOT sign anything without having it reviewed by a trusted friend/family member and/or LAWYER <~ depending on where you are in your career.
4. TRUST – BUT – VERIFY <~ never believe the people – TRUST THE PROCESS <~ KNOW THE BUSINESS enough to understand what makes sense – and what doesn’t make sense.
PEOPLE WHO KNOW <~ will NEVER – rush you <~ to make a payment <~ people who are on top <~ will not <~ have a deadline <~ THAT BEING SAID <~ people who have jobs – may not be able to do their job – to the best of their ability <~ so – they may make – good opportunities – look – scammy <~ but – that’s not always the case – so you – need to know <~ the business enough <~ to decide <~ WHAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU <~
TO ADMIT – YOU ARE NOT READY OR YOU CAN’T AFFORD SOMETHING <~ That is reasonable…. #StrictlyBidness
ONCE AGAIN we have to remind the world that CONNECTICUT is a safe place for HIP HOP / ENTERTAINERS ALIKE – because Strictly Bidness is in TOWN to broker the BEST POSSIBLE DEALS <~ from QUALIFIED <~ Professionals who know the market and can help make the best decisions for you and your management team/ label when it comes to performing in CONNECTICUT <~ as well as NEW ENGLAND AS A WHOLE.
Dutch Schultz has been rocking the front line and putting on for Strictly Bidness as a RAPPER / MENTOR / PERSONALITY – but he is taking a backseat to this new era in his career – so Jennifer – the OWNER of Strictly Bidness and her daughter Elizabeth – aka – The Kinky Lizard CEO of Strictly Bidness can – showcase the experience they have <~ working with local promoters and concert companies <~ from all over the country – when it comes to performing in Connecticut.
Concert Crave <~ is a prime example of what we can do for CONCERT PROMOTERS and COMPANIES – interested in navigating the difficult market – and – we have helped them expaned into PA and SC <~ strictly by connecting them with our contacts <~ and that is with LITTLE / Experience BEFORE we worked with Concert Crave staffing showcases with 20 artist <~ once a month <~ for over a year <~ we also – helped scout openers for headlining events and can take credit for helping LIL TJAY make his CONCERT RUN – through NEW ENGLAND <~
The earning POWER IS NOT a joke <~ when it comes to Strictly Bidness who garner attention and value – whenever they are involved in a project.
WHILE MOST PROMOTERS – base their success on the number of followers they have online <~ Strictly Bidness has the ability to hire <~ and work with <~ promoters from all over the country – using our NETWORK of professionals who have business ties OR personal relationships that help us – navigate – around local politics / gossip or aggressive social media communication when hiring promotes and social media personalities for specific projects. Our success depends on the credentials and professional contacts they have gotten working in music for over 10 years.
OUR MAIN PRIORITY IS PROMOTING YOUR MUSIC – TO A AUDIENCE THAT IS NOT FAMILIAR WITH YOUR WORK <~ BUT – ATTEND MUSIC EVENTS ALL THE TIME <~ SO – THEY WOULD BE THE PEOPLE <~ WHO CAN DETERMINE – IF YOUR MUSIC IS MARKETABLE OR NOT <~ AND with the help of Strictly Bidness we can line you up with the RIGHT local talent to HELP YOU with your push <~ vs. – those who have the ability to look good on social media – but – not so good when you work directly with them.
WE ENSURE – that all personal information INCLUDING whereabouts associated with LODGING / TRAVEL and SCHEDULE will be on a “Need to know” basis and <~ we provide an emergency exit plan <~ when dealing with out of state clients who work with us.
We have no problem <~ dealing with leaches and bottom feeders who like to tag along with rappers <~ hip hop performers and other celebrity types <~ we also have no problem enforcing our policies that are designed to keep the headliner safe.
Jumping into situations to prevent altercations is never a good idea so before we make a set schedule – we work hard to establish a solid plan that would benefit the artist – and – ensure we move as safely as possible.
WHILE MANY PROMOTERS – claim to have the scene on lock and be the “industry” plugs – Strictly Bidness admits – they are just here to work – so – they make sure – everything is secure BEFORE we make announcements that include offers for the local talent. We do not want to make promises if we do not have something in place to ensure that we can deliver those services.
WHILE WE ARE here to make money – our goal – is to make MONEY for the people we work with – while – we establish a credible working relationship for future business. Artist who open have a opportunity to make money selling tickets and – participating in other programs designed to promote the event/platform and region.
INDUSTRY politics – are not a factor – and – we do not have a problem using our resources to involve any form of support needed to do business in a legal and responsible manner – whenever we are in town.
It’s all about consistency – and our experience working in property management gives us the set skills to work with difficult communities – while – enjoying great entertainment experiences.
FOR MOST artist – they want to help others <~ and for YOU as a MAJOR player in the industry <~ you can HELP CONNECT local artist with – MAJOR OPPORTUNITIES – the same exact way they are doing it now <~ but – for a better result because Strictly Bidness actually works with LOCAL TALENT – and is on a FIRST NAME BASES with HUNDREDS of artist throughout the country.
This isn’t a joke, this is where MUSIC NETWORK 1063 – with a system that allows them to compile music creators and lovers throughout the internet – we continue to have access to new artist who are looking for real opportunities <~
WHILE WE UNDERSTAND the fact that we do not see ourselves as a tool to help others get some attention – the fact will always be – people like the main attraction and some form of association will help the local artist <~ get more attention as a serious artist.
WITHIN reason – Strictly Bidness along with MUSIC NETWORK 1063 – EIGHTBALL ENTERTAINMENT / SONY AMG <~ Will be creating situations where we can create content showcasing how the local artist contributed to the event they are part of <~ the artist who stand out – hopefully will get the recognition they deserve based on their work – but – there is no obligation as most performers want to focus on the performance and – effort it takes to stay in peak condition while performing.
Artist and FANS interested in MEETING WITH <~ CUBAN LINK <~ for a ONE ON ONE EXPERIENCE are WELCOME TO TAP IN <~ we want every hip hop fan – to know <~ we honor the experience and wisdom dealing with a lyrical assassin such as CUBAN LINK.
WE WANT THE NEW GENERATION TO EXPERIENCE what its like dealing with the man who INTRODUCED BIG PUN to FAT JOE <~ which lead to the most iconic hip hop movement out of the SOUTH BRONX featuring NOTHING but Hispanic Mc’s during the GOLDEN ERA OF RAP.
Artist Performance Package
Audition Live in front of Cuban Link who is scouting talent for his up coming projects – from ghost writing to collaborations – Cuban Link has committed to working with Dutch Schultz on some of his musical endeavors and while working – discovered the need for additional support including working with artist from OTHER GENRES besides hip hop.
MEET AND GREET PROFESSIONAL PICTURES
EDITED PERFORMANCE FOOTAGE FOR PROMOTIONAL USE
A WRITTEN ASSESSMENT OF YOUR PERFORMANCE
PLACEMENT ON MUSIC NETWORK 1063 INTERNET RADIO
ONE ON ONE SESSION WITH DUTCH SCHULTZ AT SOUNDLOFT STUDIO
PLACED ON MAILING LIST WITH EXCLUSIVE SHOWCASE / OPEN MIC AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEVEL 1 – 3 ARTIST
MEET AND GREET PROFESSIONAL PICTURES PROVIDED BY MARSCO MEDIA
Artist NETWORKING Package
MEET AND GREET PROFESSIONAL PICTURES FROM CUBAN LINK
GROUP PHOTO AFTER EVENT WITH A OPPORTUNITY TO SHAKE HANDS / SHARE PRIVATE COMMENTS – AND MAKE A CONNECTION ON A HUMAN LEVEL.
BRING A PHYSICAL COPY OF YOUR MUSIC SO CUBAN LINK CAN CHECK OUT YOUR MUSIC – IF HE LIKES YOUR MUSIC – YOU CAN EXPECT TO HEAR FROM HIM ABOUT POTENTIAL COLLABS AND FEATURES – AND YES – THAT’S HOW HE WORKS <~ NO PROMISES – BUT – NEVER CLOSES DOORS ON ARTIST.
HIP HOP / RAP FAN ACCESS TO THIS PRIVATE EVENT
$25 – FOR GENERAL SEATING
ASK ABOUT VIP SEATING AND – MEET AND GREET PACKAGES BY CONTACTING LIZ OR JENNIFER.
PLEASE NOTE: Security for this event will be VERY TIGHT and we will be hiring local police to help secure the parking lot / access to and from the show – this is to ensure safety for our guest and headliner. WHILE WE WANT everyone to enjoy themselves – we ask that everyone be patient as we anticipate a big turn out.
We are lucky and blessed to have the ability to deal with such a wonderful management team and support system for a talent like PRETTI EMAGE. Dutch Schultz has been a HUGE fan of their work for some time and describes the talented artist as “A wonderful person who is working very hard”
While this is the first of many announcements we have for the end of 2022 we are looking forward to promoting PRETTI EMAGE throughout the New England market so we can introduce her to music listeners and professionals alike.
The musicindustry is based on relationships Strictly Bidness has had the pleasure of watching PRETTI EMAGE evolve into a power house act in a very short amount of time.
Pretti Emage has always been polite and friendly – the moment any questions about business were brought up – she introduced us to her management team to take over the business communication while she continued to be a great presence on social media – highlighting the professional side of the artist.
Risky Bizness Ent has been making the work look easy while at the same time brokering deals to help put Pretti Emage in a position to make the rounds in Connecticut and New England in hopes of building a solid buzz for their artist and brand.
Dutch Schultz of Strictly Bidness understands the concept of generating a buzz for a artist in New England and has reached into his network to get the assistance of one of his favorite groups of out Hartford Connecticut – DOPE FAM – BRICKS – GABBY and STACKS – been doing they thing in Connecticut for some time as small business owners and rap guys who are signing up to help with promotion and run support for up coming events.
WE AREN’T DONE EITHER – while the streets on smash with Dope Fam – we trying to but a fun spin on the promo by bringing in some talent <~ who made the #Connecticut sound / style a NATIONAL thing from the ground up <~
WE NOT PLAYING LOCAL POLITICS <~ we speak facts on facts on raps – and bottom line <~ if you not familiar with the MOVEMENT – then you wasn’t valid from the start <~
Dutch Schultz of Strictly Bidness talks about a group of kids from Hartford who gave him a run for his money when he was doing showcases <~ they would do “cool” parties <~ and have all the kids who were tapped in with the culture – popping out and supporting their music and shows.
NOW in 2022 as the scene is flooded with talented artist who follow the path they made – Dutch wants to include them in things that he is working on – so they can be included and – earn their spot.
Strictly Bidness is committed to making things right – and using the momentum from our projects to help those – who deserve to be included because they earned that right.
“People see me as some big deal so I need them to know there were kids in Hartford who were making BIG MOVES early on – and those kids weren’t shy to go toe to toe with me – on a professional level – they were able to do something that was fun – young – and – had some real roots that reflect what makes our state so great.” Dutch took a couple of moments to think, “I’m a father – you know? Like, I got kids and I dead ass watch em grow up and I see my kids in all these rap guys so sometimes I just want to protect them – hoping these opportunities can help them – live the dreams they work so hard to make happen.”