How to Get a Record Deal
fact that hundreds of demos of videos and
recordings are sent to every record
company every single day! I donít say
this to discourage you, I only want to encourage
you. Knowing this will help you realize just how
crucial it is to set yourself apart from the
others looking to get a record deal.
next few minutes, I am going to explain to you
just how to get a record
deal. First and foremost, you
need to get noticed by a record label if you want
to get signed.. So you must be absolutely
certain that your demo or CD is truly
phenominal. If you're not 100% confident
that it is ready to be submitted to major
record labels or independent record labels than
please make use of this valuable demo assessment
service. Aside from sending in
demos, you need to perform in live venues. Do some research
and look for places around your area and beyond
that frequently have A&R people, TV &
radio personnel or big promoters attending. Put
together a publicity pack before performing in
shows or sending demos to a record
company. You of course need a video
and/or soundtrack, pictures, posters, cds, a bio
page and most importantly some business cards.
Even if you are on a budget, you need to make your
publicity pack look as professional as possible.
Most budding artists are on a budget but thatís
ok. One free setting you may consider using is
none other than MySpace Music. This is the wave of
the future for musicians trying to get their music
out there! You can post your songs, invite people
to listen, keep up with your fans and promote,
promote, promote. It can also be a reference page
for anyone that wants to get a quick taste of your
music and style.
The A&R Registry
All the record label
you'll ever need
to get your music to the right
||The process of
getting a record deal is not
an easy task for everyday people. It will take
time, research and a lot of promoting yourself or
your band. Consider getting a manager to help
organize your schedule, do PR and negotiate
offers. Finally, you need to set yourself apart
from other bands with your style. Create a look
for your band that will stand out from all others
in your genre. You need to look the part and make
an original and lasting impression on those that
see you perform. There are so many tactics
involved in exploring how to get a record
Make sure you explore every one of them. Start by building a
fan base in your home town and build it up from there.
Keep in mind that some of your most loyal fans will come
from your home town. Remember, originality is the key to
getting a record deal. So find your niche and go with it.
About the author: Ty Cohen, the
online music industry's most recognizable voice is the
former owner of a successful independent record label,
current owner of Platinum Millennium publishing and
nation-wide music industry seminar speaker and panelist.
He is also the author and creator of over 40
best-selling music business books, reports, courses,
audio products and other music industry "How to"
resources, that have helped tens of thousands of
individuals like you to successfully find their way in
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How to Get a Record Deal.