it is not the business of distributors (aka me) to pay artist royalties. that is the producer's responsibility and at his discretion. of course i always want artists to get paid royalties but it is simply not my place to decide. nothing more to it than that. in spite of this, i have paid some artists royalties out of my own pocket. if an artist sees his tune out there and thinks he should eat a food off it, he should contact the producer. we all know that not every producer is going to check every artist who's tune he's pressing. if you've interacted with artists and producers and were involved in the business then you would already know all of this and how it goes.
secondly, and i'm only gonna say this personal information to rebuff the insinuation that i'm cheating someone out of something or disrespecting them, but Anthony Selassie and I, despite having never met, share a very close longtime mutual friend, and i know for a fact that this person told Selassie about this tune coming out from me...if he forgot or what, i don't know. the same day that we put up the Rythem Track tunes on our website, we also added a link to Anthony Selassie's website, because i like him a lot as an artist and i am interested in promoting and supporting the artists as well as the producers, even though in almost all cases we license tunes from producers. we have a website, facebook page, and my email address is given on every record. nothing is being hidden from anyone, especially not artists.
lastly, the tune has not even been out for 1 month yet and is not even in all shops yet. but thanks a lot for keeping us under suspicion.