It’s no longer a secret that some famous EDM DJs and EDM artists use ghost producers.
These artists and DJ’s who buy their tracks are the same ones who buy their fame. A ghost produced track can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $100,000. With the higher number being the cost to buy a hit song and get some fame. Some will say we are spreading rumors, but the truth lies in the evidence.
Do you think Borgeous is the only DJ doing this? If so, I feel bad for you. But i feel even worse for his fans who thought they were listening to music made by Borgeous, when in reality the music was made by other producers.
The Problem? Fans not doing research on their favorite DJs and artists.
What if i told you that.. some.. okay.. a lot… Of your favorite Top EDM songs were NOT produced by the artists whose name is on the song title.
“I dont care”
You might say…
But, You should…
Because the mentality of ‘not caring‘ and supporting Fake EDM artists who buy their songs from Ghost producers is crushing the EDM industry, Its’ EDM’s creative crisis, It’s not just music piracy & music streaming anymore.
Read the two linked articles above to get a full understanding of the current state of EDM in 2016 and 2017.
When will people wake up and support their bed room friend producers and underground EDM like they support the artists and DJs on the radio?
Check our Top 100 EDM Songs page and Top 100 DJs/Artists page for authentic EDM DJs, producers, and artists.
So how do I find out if a DJ is buying ghost produced tracks?
Well there are many way to spot a fake DJ or artist.
You can head on over to Google and search some keywords like ” favorite artist name here ghost producer leaked contracts”
Or another way is to head over to the ASCAP website and search either by song title or artist name.
The ASCAP website (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) is home to the greatest names in American music, past and present — from Katy Perry, to Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Hans Zimmer and thousands more musicians. The ASCAP is a membership association of more than 520,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers of every kind of music.
Not always will ASCAP be able to tell you, but a majority of the time it can.
But at the end of the day, Its ultimately up to you to decide by doing your own research though.
When you come across articles like Borgeous using ghost producers with leaked Spinnin Records contracts all over the internet, well those are definately the signs of red flags.
Record Labels Are Not Everything
Many artists think that getting signed to a record label is the main goal… when it’s not.
The only time when you should be trying to get a song signed to a record label is when you know you have a really really awesome song. There is no rush. Take your time on producing quality tracks that you can listen to 100 times and still love it. Those are the tracks you should be looking to get signed, and chances are, they will get signed. When you do get tracks signed its always important to remember to not let your head get too big.
Making Music For The Love of It, Not profit.
As a real DJ/artist, You should always be producing music because or mixing because you love to do it, these are when you will produce your best songs.
Getting signed on a record label doesn’t mean your automatically famous. But it does mean you will get some extra fans. All the record labels are really doing these days is just taking your .WAV or .Mp3 file and are releasing it to the world to download off iTunes, Amazon, Beatport and many other online music stores. Check out Tunecore or CD baby and release your own music to the world and keep 100% of the money.