Sunday, November 8, 2015

How To Get A Record Deal And Not Get Fucked Over

It's funny how artist  say fuck a record deal and how you need to be independent but as soon a they get a chance to get a record deal they they sign a contract.Why? Because all record deals aren't bad it's what you negotiate and what level your at when the labels approach you.The whole goal is to have your own label already and then you have the label handle the music distribution side of things because they already have all the connections and they know where to put your music to hit your target market.Hell even  P.Diddy has his Bad Boy Ent label signed to a major label.

Here are 3 things that you can do that will make the major labels come to you to try and try to sign yo every indie artist who is big right now is using this exact same strategy.Why? Because it works..

1. This is the easy part.Make sure you have all the main social media sites Facebook,Twitter,Instagram,Google Plus,Reddit Music.All these sites rank high in Google and get crawled multiple times a day and they will get your brand name indexed in the search engines fast so your searchable on Google.

Also have your music on these music sites Soundcloud,AudioMack,Reverbnation,and Hot New Hip Hop.These free sites allow you to upload your music for free and they receive alot of traffic and will get you exposure from music fans world wide. and these are sites that labels go to looking for talent.

Finally make sure you have your own website even if its a free site from Wix.com. So many artist fail to have there own website and it is one of your most powerful marketing tools.It allows you to have control of the users experience, build a list , sell your products, get shows booked  and  more.So get you a website today with your label name or rap name as the .com .

2.Radio promotion- Get your mixtape cover or album cover created for a visual to tease fans with and create a buzz.Then findout what song your gonna push as your single of that project and find you a radio promoter who works with your type of music . For example if your a rapper you could go to Google and type in urban music radio promoter and you will get the a list of companies that work with your genre of music.

The good thing about a radio promoter is they already have a relationship with all the program music directors and the Dj's and they can get your music played on the biggest radio stations in the world. A radio promoter will know where your target market is and will get your music played in the right regions. Honestly I think the smartest campaign for a rap artist would be to run a Sirius Satellite radio campaign and get your music on Hip Hop Nation,and Shade 45 they have over 20 million listeners a month and they break artist point blank period.

3.Contact Promoters And Book Shows.- The good thing about a radio promo campaign is that everything is tracked so you will know what areas your music got exposure in, so you know what areas to contact to book shows in.For example you got  a promo package that will get your single played 20,000 times total between at all the top hip hop radio stations in Miami

.Being that you can track all the areas where your songs were played and requested the most and then your management can just  get in contact with promoters in those areas and tell them your having a tour and they won't hesitate to book a show with you because they heard you on the radio multiple times and they know they everyone in the area has heard your music because they've heard your music all over the place.

Trust me if you follow these steps you will naturally create your own buzz and record labels will be blowing your phone up.Just make sure you don't do a 360 deal and just utilize them for distribution.

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