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Why has Rick Ross' label's site got all of his music up for free?

Postby MegaHold » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:06 pm

http://maybachmusic.net/?mmg=rick-ross-music

Rick Ross' label (Maybach Music Group) has a site with all of his music up there for free. I don't understand - why is this? How come his label is giving all the music out for free when you can (and surely supposed to) buy it all on iTunes etc?

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Re: Why has Rick Ross' label's site got all of his music up for free?

Postby narcoman » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:12 pm

they seem to be doing it with all of their acts. Likely 360 deals and looking to make money in other areas...... or maybe sales aren't strong and they're attempting to catalyse something.
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Re: Why has Rick Ross' label's site got all of his music up for free?

Postby Richie Royale » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:34 am

Because nobody wants to buy it?

I guess it is there for promotional purposes at the moment and the offer will be discontinued in due course.
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Re: Why has Rick Ross' label's site got all of his music up for free?

Postby Wiseau » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:55 am

Ross sells records, they're mixtapes, you can't officially sell them.
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Re: Why has Rick Ross' label's site got all of his music up for free?

Postby MegaHold » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:27 pm

'Teflon Don' for example is not a mixtape. They aren't all mixtapes. Some are on iTunes. Some are mixtapes yes but not all of them. I'm guessing they'll be removed once his new album comes out.
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Re: Why has Rick Ross' label's site got all of his music up for free?

Postby Emmet » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:34 pm

He's changed a lot since his Deacon Blue days!
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Re: Why has Rick Ross' label's site got all of his music up for free?

Postby OneWorld » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:42 pm

Who is Rick Ross? Should I know of him?
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Re: Why has Rick Ross' label's site got all of his music up for free?

Postby narcoman » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:49 pm

Wiseau wrote:Ross sells records, they're mixtapes, you can't officially sell them.



Because of clearances? In that case you can't give them away either..... not that that stops anyone
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Re: Why has Rick Ross' label's site got all of his music up for free?

Postby atechnogirl » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:16 pm

Many artists are giving their music away in the hope of getting gigs which make more money, especially if you "were" Deacon Blue. Where will the desperation end
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Re: Why has Rick Ross' label's site got all of his music up for free?

Postby infiniteloop » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:46 pm

Erm...you've got the wrong chap here..!?! This is not Ricky Ross, it's Rick Ross the American rapper who also founded Maybach Music:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Ross
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Re: Why has Rick Ross' label's site got all of his music up for free?

Postby atechnogirl » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:03 am

infiniteloop wrote:Erm...you've got the wrong chap here..!?! This is not Ricky Ross, it's Rick Ross the American rapper who also founded Maybach Music:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Ross
Rick Ross, Ricky Ross, all hasbeens.
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Re: Why has Rick Ross' label's site got all of his music up for free?

Postby narcoman » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:00 am

atechnogirl wrote:
infiniteloop wrote:Erm...you've got the wrong chap here..!?! This is not Ricky Ross, it's Rick Ross the American rapper who also founded Maybach Music:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Ross
Rick Ross, Ricky Ross, all hasbeens.

i sense a repeating theme....
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Re: Why has Rick Ross' label's site got all of his music up for free?

Postby Steve Morley » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:09 pm

atechnogirl wrote:
infiniteloop wrote:Erm...you've got the wrong chap here..!?! This is not Ricky Ross, it's Rick Ross the American rapper who also founded Maybach Music:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Ross

Rick Ross, Ricky Ross, all hasbeens.


In that case I would love a hasbeen like Ricky Ross lol - doing pretty well these days:) Had a huge selling album last year plus a ton of collabs including with P.Diddy and Little Wayne:))
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