This Producer Turned Down A Major Label To Record On Her Own | Creative Cash Ep. 4
Gwen Bunn, 24, was a relatively unknown producer when rapper SchoolBoy Q picked a beat she co-produced to use for the track â€śCollard Greens.â€ť The song, which features Kendrick Lamar, became one of the lead singles on Qâ€™s debut album Oxymoron, which ended up with a Grammy nomination.
Bunnâ€™s work on the song led to an offer for a record deal with label BMG. But she chose to sign as a producer and songwriter, instead of an artist. Now, sheâ€™s getting paid to write and produce for big names like Childish Gambino, Ty Dolla Sign, and Sean Paul but retains complete creative control over her own music â€” and has to pay for her own production.
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