I’ve paid artists with exposure – Singer and entrepreneur MDQ
Artist and events entrepreneur MDQ has come out supporting artists with exposure, “when it’s right”.
In a talk show with media mogul Chaxy, the two got blunt about the Artcaffé backlash of paying creatives with exposure, when Chaxy broke the ice asking if she had ever done the same herself.
“I think when you pay someone with exposure, you have to be very intentional than when you pay them with money. You have to set them up for the right audience, storytelling, for that thing they are doing to be heard, and achieved at its best.” She said.
She explained the room and situation has to be right for the exposure opportunity. Host Chaxy went on to reason with her straight-faced while they argued how exposure benefits the business more than the artist while the two had a straight heart to heart moment, but failed to address the elephant in the room.
That was until Chaxy asked when exposure worked for the highly successful artist and she responded. “I wasn’t paid to be a TED Fellow. But the connects of the inner circle I got are more valuable.” She said.\