Rules Of Engagement

NBE rules of engagement for the artist. 

Yeah we hate rules as much as most people but we also don’t feel like dealing with shit and drama. 

as an artist, you agree to the following.

No tolerance or active engagement in/for

  • Racism¬†
  • Homophobia
  • Transphobia
  • Antisemitism
  • Sexism
  • Islamophobia
  • Xenophobia
  • Aggression or incitement of it.¬†

In all cases, it’s okay to:

  • Have an opinion 
  • Make a political song or speak openly about it as long as it doesn’t break the above terms if it does you are really at the wrong label

Legally the highest royalty share is 80 – 20, we have costs but they are low if you do almost everything yourself. Your share decreases with how more we have to do for you. 

What we do for you in all cases:

  • Posting on social media
  • Putting it up for distribution

We expect you aren’t a baby, you make deadlines and if you don’t you let us know 2 weeks in advance. 

NBE network definitions:

  • Distribution
  • Tour support
  • Booking agencies.
  • Venues 
  • Promotors
  • Music journalist. 

Our network is valuable it helps us help you. We bring you in touch with them cause we think it will be a good fit. Don’t shame our trust in you. E.g. don’t show up drunk on stage, don’t harass people and use common sense. 

Breaking any of these rules means no more distribution. (Getting removed from all outlets) and no more being in our network. You are prohibited to contact anyone in our network for one full year. (365 days) Unless otherwise specified in an exit talk where this agreed and documented. 

Background story: 

So this document is obviously there for a reason. But the founding reason for NBE was Krysti (Pix3lnoise) & Joeri (lead vocalist for No Teacher No Pupil and also behind RK9) were done with how the existing record labels in the landscape of 2018 handled A&R, fee’s and there was no real room for DIY in publishing. Both come from a bit tragic experience recently with record labels they founded their own. Where most indie labels now turned pretty old school for example releasing is focused on vinyl we tend to be modern. Stuff that artist can DIY we let it do them their self’s. The rules of engagement followed from earlier experiences. NBE stands for Not Broken Enough, which may refer to breakcore where break more core is a line. It also softly refers to the emotional side of Hardcore, the idea was to release some bands mainly hardcore that also needed this space.