Record Label Deal – Are You Ready?

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Record Label Deal – Are You Ready?

Like basketball players you can find good talent in any city and on virtually every street corner. The reality is that only a select few make it to the big times of riches and renown. The NBA dream for many has been transformed into the Hip Hop illusion. But if you think you’re ready and have the skills to make it big, and then make sure you are ready to do business. Record labels are in the business to make money, so you need to have your eyes wide open. Here are some quick systems checks to put you in position to sign that big deal.

Have the right tools:

  • Good music (talent and experience)
  • Look signable (look like you can make the label money, local buzz)
  • Professional looking demo package (CD, Bio, photos, press clippings)
  • Will your music sell?

Locate A&R Representatives:

  • Try to contact directly
  • Ask clubs, radio stations, other artists, make connections
  • Showcases (perform often)

Get an A&R Representative to listen:

  • They are accepting unsolicited demo submissions
  • They are interested in your style of music
  • You have the correct name/address to send the package attention to

Know what to do when you get an offer:

  • Get a good entertainment lawyer
  • Know what you want out of the deal (do some homework)
  • Know where you want you career to go
  • Ask questions

This is just a brief list of the efforts that an artist that wants to be signed should be doing. Sometimes luck is being prepared for an opportunity. Good talent and work ethics can take you far. Look for other articles, comments and interviews http://www.NottHeads.com.

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21 thoughts on “Record Label Deal – Are You Ready?

  1. hi, my name is Paige. I am 14 years old. Lately i’ve been seening alot of young artest to day making the music bussiness. i would like to know exactl how and want did they to get signed. ex. did they send demo tapes ? how long did the prosess take? what are the top record deal/lables? If you have Any tips that will help me throught my durney. i would be very thankful if you would send them. please contact me as soon as you recieve this letter. i would really like to know how to get started.

  2. Greetings,
    My name is Cherilyn and I am an 18 year old singer who has always been striving to succeed in the entertainment business. Singing and performing has been my passion since I was 3 years old.
    I have worked with managers, producers in the past, but they just wanted to use my time for their business benefits. I have sent out demos but none of them seem to reply. My question is what must I how can I get the right connections for a record label to listen to my demo and what am I supposed to do? Please help me any possible way you can.Happy Holidays
    Sincerely,
    Cherilyn

  3. We’ll i have been wanting to be in the music business since the age of 5. I first started out in church singing and having singing lessons at the age of ten, then i joined in two singing groups, one for one year and the other for two months, that all didnt work out. I have been striving for this since the age of 11 to now 16 going on seventeen. I have a indie911 website that i think could help me out, sent demos off to many record labels that accept unsolicited demos, and been performing for my core classes in every school that i have went to. I havent yet found any gigs to go to because where i live (NC) theres gigs but not often heared about. I feel that if someone would just give me the oppourtunity, then they will see that im made for the music industry because my voice is different and unique and my style is different too. GOD BLESS!!!!!!!

  4. # Get a good entertainment lawyer
    # Know what you want out of the deal (do some homework)
    # Know where you want you career to go
    click on this link

  5. Yeah I wonna know can ya’ll guys if it ain’t to much to ask for. Can ya’ll hook me up with some record label numbers? I ain’t the tip to tell you what I can do like im the best in the world. I’ll just show you Im the next hip hop leader looking to be found by some body that know talent when they hear in see it.

  6. I found this program it helps you in the music industry. I tried it myself and it works. Some of my friends are using it now and I can see the results.

  7. im 14 years old i really want to be sign to a record label i live in allentown pennsylvania so please make a gurl famous……..

  8. I’m a lyric’s writer mainly rap music lyric’s and song’s, I have no interest in being famous i’m looking to sell my script’s to artist’s that are possibly having problem’s (Writer’s block)Or even up-coming artist’s that need a starting point, I’m happy to work along side an fill in the gaps your having trouble with, Bigger the challage the better (Bring it on) There is no bulls**t with me!! Im honest and tell it like it is john_p_delaney@ntlworld.com

  9. Any question’s or your interested im my work feel free to contact me at john_p_delaney@ntlworld.com even if you can help me get my script’s out there and put to good use by talented rap artist’s… Script’s iv wrote so far are~Battle verses-Freestyle’s~Multi subject metaphors(For you to use if needed)-Gangster rap’s & song’s, Ect.. All my own stuff no fake rip’s…

  10. Rap is my my talented and I’m ready to become rap artist’s. This is my dream that I like to become in to right now and I freestyle everyday and i record my salf if u what it haerd it go on myspace.com/rayraybad4life I want this, this is my dram right here.

  11. Im 16 i live in Canada and where ii live rigth now thereee no wayy that i can be sign in a Label ..My dream is being sign in Badboys records , but rigth now im just singing to get really better this years im going to records song to see like if im really ready for this and if all this dont work i want to open my own Label at new york city i know is a big thing but this is one of my dream but now i just want get a deal in a label but now i need help to get some really good good beat to make some demo too send them so if somebody could help me to find some that be reallly reallly greatfull for me
    you can reply me with a email tha.ireplaceable1x.x@hotmail.fr
    God bless yall

  12. hi my names emma but my music name is tipsy, im 14 years old and i really wanna make it as a big star, and im seeing all these new artists make it big. and i really wanna know how they do it, iv got plans 2 go to america when im 18 to colleage and learn about music, but i really wanna wait tht long, iv written some of my own songs, one being a little 2 provocative 4 my age but oh well, im open to loads of different music cuz i wanna sing songs for pop fans, hiphop fans, rock fans, and so on, so if theres any one who can help me plzz let me know hit me up o myspace http://www.myspace.com/bitchfromhellxemmaax

  13. hi my names emma but my music name is tipsy, im 14 years old and i really wanna make it as a big star, and im seeing all these new artists make it big. and i really wanna know how they do it, iv got plans 2 go to america when im 18 to go colleage and learn about music, but i really dont wanna wait tht long, iv written some of my own songs, one being a little 2 provocative 4 my age but oh well, im open to loads of different music cuz i wanna sing songs for pop fans, hiphop fans, rock fans, and so on, so if theres any one who can help me plzz let me know hit me up o myspace

  14. hi my names emma but my music name is tipsy, im 14 years old and i really wanna make it as a big star, and im seeing all these new artists make it big. and i really wanna know how they do it, iv got plans 2 go to america when im 18 to go colleage and learn about music, but i really dont wanna wait tht long, iv written some of my own songs, one being a little 2 provocative 4 my age but oh well, im open to loads of different music cuz i wanna sing songs for pop fans, hiphop fans, rock fans, and so on, so if theres any one who can help me plzz let me know hit me up o myspace
    http://www.myspace.com/bitchfromhellxemmaax
    (ignore the 1st 2 comments i done them wrong)

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