Russ Doesn’t Believe Artists Can Be Blackballed
Written by B87FM on October 3, 2022
Anytime a controversial artist doesn’t see their fame mirrored in album gross sales, they consider that the trade has it out for them. Certain, we’ve heard of those tales as artists and trade insiders give particulars on how the powers that be have curbed somebody’s profession, however not everybody who runs into hassle is a sufferer of a conspiracy.
We’ve heard the time period “blackballed” tossed round lately as social media has helped each make and break artists. Most not too long ago, DaBaby has claimed that the low gross sales from his Baby On Baby 2 release had been attributable to being blackballed, nonetheless, many consider that his ongoing private and authorized troubles aided in its lack of help.
Amid the conversations, Russ arose together with his take that an artist with entry to the web can’t be canceled.
“No artist is ‘blackballed,’” he wrote on his Instagram Story. “Except they minimize off your Wi-Fi, take away your social media accounts and take your music off all of the streaming platforms, you are not blackballed.” He then shifted focus to the followers.
“In case you are well-known and may nonetheless inform your followers ‘hey I’m placing out music’ you then’re not blackballed. Followers will take heed to your music or they received’t,” Russ continued. “Additionally in case you are a well-known artist and also you NEED playlists to ensure that individuals to take heed to your music, how real are your fans? Why don’t they help you regardless?”
It’s a query that we’re positive many artists are asking themselves. Try Russ’s submit in its entirety beneath.