Take a look through this
Are you developed to your
fullest potential ?
Is your image
totally memorable and
How many radio hit songs do
you have in your repertoire?
Is your Press Kit and
web site on the cutting edge of the
Do you or your band
have a superstar mentality?
Has your fan
base exploded? Do you have hundreds if not
thousands on your mailing list and who show up at
Are you touring extensively and have fan
bases in multiple markets
achieved a nice element of success with an
independent record release? Did a well known record
producer produce your record? Have you received
play, show good sales on the soundscan
created a major industry buzz with good
media and record
Do you have the
NO-HOLES-BARRED "Whatever it takes"
attitude you need
Do you really
want a record deal?
Before you decide listen
to the downside:
5 stages to an Artist's Career .....
At what stage are
unsigned and developing Act: (looking for and
The Baby Act: (may have a small Indie
Record deal, you've possibly assembled a team, you
have or are looking for a manager and agent and
career direction, counseling, and promotional
Established Act: (You have a manager and
agent, have established tours, you've created a buzz,
may have a small "record deal" and have achieved some
success with an album.)
4. Star Act: (Do we have to
describe this) Trust us ... if you're reading
this, you're not there
5. Legacy Act/Superstar Act: Icons
with decades of major success ... i.e. Rolling Stones,
U2, Elton John, etc
In the event
that you do land a record
The Artist - Label
have just one shot at a Record Deal, one shot to make a
great first impression with A&R Reps and record
labels. MAKE DARNED SURE IT'S A BULLS EYE.
HERE'S HOW TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE
this Article by music industry expert and former record
label owner Ty Cohen for more insight on "How to Get a Record Deal" if
you really want one