Steve Stoute on 360 Deals, United Masters & NCAA Being Worse Than Music Business | Everyday Struggle

  • Published: 03 April 2019
  • On Wednesday’s (April 3) episode of #EverydayStruggle, DJ Akademiks and Wayno are joined by famed music industry mogul, Steve Stoute. The EDS crew kick off the show updating its viewers with the latest news in Nipsey Hussle’s tragic murder case. The guys speak on the arrest of the suspect, Eric Holder, Lauren London’s heartbreaking Instagram post and Russell Westbrook’s historic performance in honor of the late Crenshaw rapper. Shortly after this, Ak, Wayno and Steve give their take on Lil Uzi Vert’s current label situation, and the leaked songs that were made available by hackers over weekend. Later in the episode, Steve Stoute discusses the benefits of partnering up with United Masters, his come up in the music industry, his new artist NLE Choppa, and why artists should stay away from 360 deals. Towards the end of the interview, Stoute gives Ak and Wayno an insight on his NCAA petition, and says the NCAA business is “worse than the record business.”

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  • hector tavares
    hector tavares  6 days back

    Love Steve

    • New Jack Nino
      New Jack Nino  2 months back

      United Masters doesn’t have a telephone number either and the website is not very informative on things such as registration to sound exchange, ascap, BMi (etc)

      • Twilley Flacko
        Twilley Flacko  3 months back

        Home Team #UM 🎶🎤🔋

        • Shlomo
          Shlomo  4 months back


          • KTBORDERLINE Ktborderline

            The best interview y’all got so far

            • Vindotgo
              Vindotgo  4 months back

              #1of1gang 🐯

              • Só Crebiss
                Só Crebiss  5 months back

                Steve is genius! He's turning every question to a "selfbrand-promo" I fuck with that...🤑🤑🤑

                • JØ
                    5 months back

                  This show is fucking shit

                  • Tharsan J
                    Tharsan J  5 months back

                    lit ep.

                    • Hardeep Singh
                      Hardeep Singh  5 months back

                      Throw nadeska out already

                      • Melzts
                        Melzts  5 months back

                        I used to be in United masters it’s a tight service. They have a lot of dope features. I left because I felt like I didn’t own my stuff because they upload it for you. They also messed up my past SoundCloud songs. It felt like they own it.

                        • Christian Mcmillan
                          Christian Mcmillan  5 months back

                          One of the least viewed episodes but one of the most important

                          • Ralph Conley
                            Ralph Conley  5 months back

                            That hat is FYE

                            • GUYGUYTINZ
                              GUYGUYTINZ  5 months back

                              What does this fool mean by “ his rumored fiancé” ?

                              • FJ707
                                FJ707  5 months back

                                so don't sign to the big labels just come to the United Masters side, they just changed their approach on how to make money from artist is all.

                                • Seasons Beats
                                  Seasons Beats  5 months back

                                  Does anyone use United Masters as their distribution service “personal”?

                                  • Yung Suave'
                                    Yung Suave'  5 months back

                                    Wise man ‘ Steve 💯👌👌

                                    • Tajhe Lamarre
                                      Tajhe Lamarre  5 months back

                                      Ak just need his own show

                                      • SUPREMEDUFF
                                        SUPREMEDUFF  5 months back

                                        I honestly fw Steve

                                        • Lil Nobady
                                          Lil Nobady  5 months back

                                          Thank you so much for this🙏🏻🙏🏻 You guys will know me also

                                          • J
                                            J  5 months back

                                            we don’t need nadeska anymore

                                            • J
                                              J  5 months back

                                              90/10 that’s a nice split

                                              • MIKE KILROY
                                                MIKE KILROY  5 months back

                                                Best episode since joe left.

                                                • Mel I.
                                                  Mel I.  5 months back

                                                  please do more episodes like this where ya talk about the business, this was really dope

                                                  • Dankenstein Corsentino
                                                    Dankenstein Corsentino  5 months back

                                                    Co Host has on some What are those shoes.Hella Ugly!lol!

                                                    • Antonio Porch
                                                      Antonio Porch  5 months back

                                                      Great and knowledgeable episode

                                                      • Fetti ENT
                                                        Fetti ENT  5 months back

                                                        😂😂Here for a Neek Bucks mention? 35:50

                                                        • Frank Guwop
                                                          Frank Guwop  5 months back

                                                          This is by far the best episode of EDS I’ve watched PERIOD

                                                          • rODIUM
                                                            rODIUM  5 months back

                                                            United masters is the record label of Of streaming services

                                                            • rODIUM
                                                              rODIUM  5 months back

                                                              Uzi is NOT talented as hell. Steve Stout is LATE. He saying shit 10 years behind

                                                              • brandon gray
                                                                brandon gray  5 months back

                                                                First time I watched a whole episode from complex lol 😂. Keep it up y’all 💯

                                                                • MyStyle Records
                                                                  MyStyle Records  5 months back

                                                                  At 40:00 this is educational.

                                                                  • Kevin Smith
                                                                    Kevin Smith  5 months back

                                                                    Man what Ninja's need to do is stay away from sucka's like this. Point blank!

                                                                    • 11thWoods
                                                                      11thWoods  5 months back

                                                                      I'm here for the fuck shit!! LOL
                                                                      Ak: So what did 50 tell you at the Knicks game when he had his hand in ya face!?

                                                                      • MOVIE GOD
                                                                        MOVIE GOD  5 months back

                                                                        Who is dumb enough to sign a 360 deal now a days???

                                                                        • Jasmine Jordan
                                                                          Jasmine Jordan  5 months back

                                                                          Yes, please more music education. So needed.

                                                                          • Omar Scruggs
                                                                            Omar Scruggs  5 months back

                                                                            Im born and raised in Philly. Ive been to LA 4X. I every time i go to Compton, South Central, and Watts cus i wanted to see where these great figures like a nipsey or kurupt or ice cube came from and were inspired by. Ive been to that strip mall before. Sad Sad Sad now thats part of my memory now

                                                                            • Mo M-C
                                                                              Mo M-C  5 months back

                                                                              Women of color are essential parts and curators to Hip Hop & Business just the same as men. IF NOT MORE! Nadeska's job is NOT threatened by Ak in my mind! There is such a thing as "feminine touch." Without us, there is no you!

                                                                              • Mo M-C
                                                                                Mo M-C  5 months back

                                                                                Thank You, Steve. However a lot of this wisdom is FREE GAME OR A GOOGLE SEARCH now! Would have paid highly to have given it to these babies sooner! MUCH SOONER! LONG LIVE NIPSEY! HE DID IT RIGHT! 💙💙💙👑🏁💜💜💜✊🏾

                                                                                • Tino
                                                                                  Tino  5 months back

                                                                                  thats a good mentor right there

                                                                                  • Ritz Carlo
                                                                                    Ritz Carlo  5 months back

                                                                                    Steve Stout ushering a new generation of millionaires and I'll be one of them

                                                                                    • AL Fallah
                                                                                      AL Fallah  5 months back

                                                                                      Everything Steve was saying applies to the Joe Budden situation

                                                                                      • Royce Sontse
                                                                                        Royce Sontse  5 months back

                                                                                        naaa guys i want Nadeska back get well soon Nadeska😟

                                                                                        • Byron Higginbotham
                                                                                          Byron Higginbotham  5 months back

                                                                                          Theses hosts are dickheads.

                                                                                          • Lofty Dreams
                                                                                            Lofty Dreams  5 months back

                                                                                            Good interview. Label deals are messed up. Label gives artist an advance for what the artist owns and later takes it back from the artist % of the sales. Label keeps ownership of the artists product. deceptive fraud. these labels are savages lol. 'OWN THY OWN WORKS'

                                                                                            • C4DSince1978 ______
                                                                                              C4DSince1978 ______  5 months back

                                                                                              Best Ep yet.. I love the informed prospective by Steve Stout. Hes educating these guys. It seems like Wayno and Ak expect managers to get rich off of one artist that hits big because he did his job - MANAGEMENT. Once they leave, and there's nothing else to manage, why would the manager still be getting paid? Managers and labels, if they're good, can accumulate a large client roster, and get paid off of many deals. The artist only have one money maker - themselves. So, if an artist is super talented, blows up, and makes a manager popular, should he get a piece of everything the manager gets paid by other artists on he manages, because he was the first major artist he signed? No.. That would be idiotic!

                                                                                              • Tabs T
                                                                                                Tabs T  5 months back

                                                                                                Akademiks is actually a better host than i would ever have expected

                                                                                                • drewie123
                                                                                                  drewie123  5 months back