Calling all cars (or at least self releasing artists), Traxploitation is a new service that provides information on the business side of the recording industry so you can focus on what you do best, creating music. Traxploitation was formed by our great friend, fellow artist, producer, engineer and cohort Wayne “Lotek” Bennett and offers one to one advice and consulting on the music business, royalty collection, label services, and workshops aimed at helping artists understand the industry.
For those who may not know, Wayne started in the music industry in 1993 as a “tape operator”, first at Motown UK’s East London studio and then Rollover Studios in West London, where he assisted in many recordings sessions for a wide variety of artists from Leftfield to Seal.
By 1997 he was the engineer for independent UK hip hop label, Sound Of Money records, where he helped shaped the sound of a young Rodney Smith, AKA Roots Manuva.
In 1999 Roots Manuva signed to Ninjatune’s newly formed Big Dada label and Lotek was enlisted to produce tracks for the first 2 albums (“Brand New Second Hand”, and the Mercury Prize nominated “Run Come Save Me”). He also directed the Run Come Save Me UK and European tours.
In 2003 Wayne signed to Big Dada as an artist in his own right and released 2 albums under the name Lotek Hi-Fi. He also produced the 2009 Mercury prize winning album “Speech Therapy” by Speech Debelle, who pipped artists such as Florence and the Machine, La Roux and Bat for Lashes to take home the prize.
In 2016 Wayne began working for PPL (Phonographic Performance Ltd), in the member services team helping artists and record labels get paid for their recordings.
It was while working at PPL that he realised how many artists and musicians there were who were missing out on royalties and other revenue from their music. It was also apparent that there was no reliable source of information to guide people through the process of collecting the revenue due to them.
Get in touch today to find out how Traxploition can help you, your first consultation is FREE.