The label doesn't get upfront fee, it is paid when the transaction is made.
That's cool - all the same, I'd read any contract twice and check back with people who have signed it before.
Buying out acts to clear the market, as despicable as it may sound, is definitely a thing and we have to watch out for that stuff. If you have people you trust who can vouch for the label though, sign away!
Taxi.com charges an upfront fee and that sounds very, very bad.
Definitely. I agree, and sometimes I feel bad about "supporting" this system, on the other hand I can't say it hasn't paid out. Sometimes there's very good
in TV and radio, and sometimes the jobs are even fun. (granted, not as fun as producing music for games
In any case: I can only speak for my own little experience, so these are just my € 0.02. Other people might have completely different points of view!