DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray engage in a candid discussion about the harsh realities within the music industry, and how it impacts Black artists. They share insights on the predatory nature of recording contracts, likening them to predatory loans, and the exploitation and harm that many artists have endured. They also underscore the harm that some well-known figures in the industry have allegedly caused their artists, specifically citing allegations against music producer Sean "Diddy" Combs and others. The conversation extends to the role of surviving as a Black artist in a white-dominated industry, the mental health implications, instances of sexual assault, and the importance of addressing these issues openly and with care.


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EPISODE SUMMARY

00:00 Opening Theme
00:30 Introduction and Welcome
00:51 Discussing Personal Updates and Podcast Growth
01:40 Engaging with the QPoints Podcast Community
02:00 Appreciation for Team Contributions
02:27 How to Support and Grow with QPoints
04:14 Transition
04:21 Topic: The Predatory Nature of the Music Business
18:17 The Love of Money in the Music Industry
18:56 The Quid Pro Quo System in Music
19:15 The Temptation of Fame and Riches
20:53 The Dark Side of the Music Industry
21:44 The Power Dynamics in the Music Industry
22:18 Transition
22:25 The Struggles of Women in the Music Industry
23:35 The Impact of Power and Influence in the Music Industry
24:09 The Exploitation in the Music Industry
24:27 The Tragic Story of Milli Vanilli
26:36 The Misuse of Black Bodies in the Music Industry
28:17 The Dangers of Seeking Fame and Success
29:51 The Harm Done in the Music Industry
31:07 Mid-Roll: TROY Podcast
31:51 The Need for Change in the Music Industry
38:47 The Aftermath and Consequences
52:51 Closing Theme


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