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Finding Distribution

Discussion in 'Studio Lounge' started by mbrecords, Mar 22, 2002.

  1. mbrecords

    mbrecords Guest

    We've signed four (4) artists on to our label, MB Records and are producing all the albums. We should have 2 of the albums ready within next month. Any ideas as to how to get the music on radio and get it heard by Majors?
  2. RobinH

    RobinH Guest

    Dont' know in the states but in the UK there are organizations such as FastTrak that submit music to radio stations.
  3. Hardnox

    Hardnox Guest

    I'm interested in this same thing. I might have to make sure this keeps getting bumped
  4. Bob Olhsson

    Bob Olhsson Distinguished Member

    Get Tim Sweeny's book "Tim Sweeney's Guide to Releasing Independent Records"


    Don't worry about major labels, they'll find you when you are ready and hopefully not before.
  5. Hardnox

    Hardnox Guest

    Thanks Bob, I think I'm going to get that book!
  6. gseibert

    gseibert Active Member

    I have the Sweeney book, also. I thought it was a must read for any independent artist. I may go back and re-read it, now
  7. Bob Olhsson

    Bob Olhsson Distinguished Member

    Tim's book is the only nuts and bolts thing I've ever read about starting a label. He is rare in that he has never managed to light up my BS light. I can't say the same about a large number of major label execs. I've met over the years. The average, by the way, is around ten minutes into their rap.

    You are STILL going to need to do ALL of the stuff Tim says no matter if you are selling electronica CDs off the bandstand or you have a multi-million dollar record deal as the next Bruce Springsteen with Sony. Nobody can really do it properly for you although there are folks who can do a better job provided that you understand what they are trying to accomplish and that YOU direct them.
  8. spiteface

    spiteface Guest

    the greatest book ever about the music business..youll find distribution in it.. All you need to know about the music business- Donald S Passman.
  9. flipdog

    flipdog Guest

    or, for a slightly more cynical and street wise take - Confessions Of A Record Producer by Moses Avalon.

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