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Drake's ghostwriter controversy has been a topic of conversation since the rapper's feud with Meek Mill in 2015. Quentin Miller, a lesser-known rapper from Atlanta, was named as the ghostwriter behind some of Drake's biggest hits.
Recently, on a Vlad TV interview, Miller Came forward to reveal the details of his deal with Drake. Miller claims he was paid a total of $30,000 for writing six songs for the rapper. This is a shockingly low sum for the songwriter who has written some of Drake's biggest hits, including “10 Bands'' and “Know Yourself”.
The issue of ghostwriters has been a controversial topic in the music industry for some time. Rappers often employ ghostwriters to help them craft lyrics and create songs. It is not uncommon for major artists to pay ghostwriters big money for their contributions. However, it appears that Miller was not compensated fairly for his work, but it wasn’t because of Drake.
Miller claims the reason for the low payment was because he had signed a previous 10-year publishing deal, giving up his ownership share of his songwriting efforts. This means that Miller has not received any royalties or other income from the songs he wrote for Drake and other artists. This is a common problem for ghostwriters. They often sign away publishing rights early on for song placement opportunities with publishers who claim to have all the connections needed to succeed in the industry, only to realise that after reaching some level of success, a large percentage of their hard earned money must go to the publisher that they originally signed with. In Quentin Miller’s case it was all of the money earned.
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This news has sparked a heated debate among fans and industry professionals. Miller's claims have highlighted the issue of ghostwriting and the way in which some artists may exploit the talents of lesser-known songwriters. It also raises questions about how artists are compensated in the music industry.
Although the details of Miller's publishing deal are unclear, it is clear that he was not paid fairly for his work. This is a problem that needs to be addressed in the industry, as it is unfair to the artists who do not receive proper compensation for their contributions. Hopefully, Miller's story will bring attention to this issue and lead to fairer compensation for all songwriters.
Do you feel like this was bad luck or bad business on Quentin Miller's part?