Wait wait wait. I like the idea but this seems really fucking ass-backwards.
I've been submitting music to the AP for the past six years. You're telling me if I stumble across an artist that just happens to have some good stuff pending but later decides to break a rule down the road after I scout them, I'm going to to loose my good standing?
Well forget that, they can just rot in purgatory I'm not account status in jeopardy. Even if I'm supposed to babysit whoever I scout, I can't remember to do that all the time, hell having one person is too much to worry about I can't even remember to eat breakfast let alone check in on someone regularly.
If you guys refine this I'm all for helping newbies get their game on, but as is I'm not touching this with a 10-ft pole, because all I see is a dunk machine slyly disguised as content.