Traxploitation was launched in 2016 by Wayne “Lotek” Bennett. The mission is to help self-releasing artists with the business side of the industry allowing them to focus on what they are best at, the music.
The early days
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. 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. There he helped shape the sound of a young Rodney Smith, AKA Roots Manuva.
In 1999 Roots Manuva signed to Ninjatune’s newly formed Big Dada label. Lotek 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. He released 2 albums under the name Lotek Hi-Fi. He also produced the 2009 Mercury Prize-winning album “Speech Therapy” by Speech Debelle, who beat artists such as Florence and the Machine, La Roux and Bats for Lashes to take home the prize.
The Penny drops
In 2016 Wayne joined the member services team at PPL (Phonographic Performance Ltd).
While working at PPL 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 revenue due to them.
Traxploitation offers one to one advice and consulting on the music business, royalty collection, label services, and workshops aimed at helping artists understand the industry.
Get in touch today to find out how Traxploition can help you.
The first consultation is FREE.