DJ Not Paying Ghost Producer for a Track 2 Years Later

Ghost production is a common practice in the music industry. It involves hiring someone else to produce a track for you, and then taking credit for it yourself. While hiring a ghost producer is not illegal, it is considered somewhat unethical.

DJs and producers are the architects of euphoria, crafting tracks that move masses on the dance floor. Behind every DJ’s chart-topping hit lies an intriguing, and sometimes troubling, tale of collaboration. One such story revolves around a DJ who commissioned a producer to ghost produce a track but ended up not paying for their services.

The producer, who has asked to remain anonymous, said that he was hired to produce a track for the DJ in exchange for PHP 15,000. He worked on the track for several weeks, and the DJ was initially happy with the results. However, after the track was finished and released, the DJ refused to pay the producer. The ghost producer is asking for our help and wants to make sure this doesn’t happen to anyone else.

“I hope you can help me out, maybe advise or write about it to bring awareness and attention to this kind of issue,” the producer said. “I was commissioned 2 years ago by a known DJ for a ghost production service and the track has been released since then. But it was just for one track, our deal was to help me out get services and for a fixed amount of PHP 15,000 for a track and mastering. It’s been 2 years and he has been ignoring my messages or calls.”

It is important for DJs to be aware of the ethical implications of ghost production, and to pay their producers fairly. The producer in this case is seeking help to get paid for his work. He is also hoping to raise awareness about the issue of ghost producers not being paid.

The producer said that he is hesitant to expose the DJ because of the nature of ghost producing. Ghost production is a practice where one producer creates a track for another producer to take credit for. It was done in secret, and there was no written agreement between the two. While the DJ received credit for the song, it is the ghost producer who did the heavy lifting, from composing melodies to programming beats and arranging the track.

Without a non-disclosure agreement or signed contract, there is not much the producer can do in this case. However, we can provide some tips for ghost production, such as:

  • Get everything in writing. This includes the scope of work, timeline, payment terms, and any other relevant details. This will help protect you in case of any disputes.
  • Do your research before working with a DJ. Check their references to make sure they are reputable.
  • Be wary of DJs who offer too good to be true deals. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.


anime x music | freelance writer | [email protected]


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