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How to record a demo and get signed to a label…Advice needed!

Discussion in 'Studio Lounge' started by Kazek, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. Kazek

    Kazek Active Member

    Hi everyone,

    I’ve never seriously considered sending my music to record companies until just recently..however, I have been recording my own demo for the past month or so, and minus a couple of tracks I am finished (although there are playing mistakes here and there). Overall I feel really good about it, and I think I’d like to send it out. I would really like to know what the process is like for getting signed…Basically..what do I need to do to go from recording at home to getting signed to a record deal?
    Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. grandmaster

    grandmaster Active Member

    Make sure your demo is recorded as perfectly as you can. Even a demo should be like a showcase of your music to a record company…give them the best first impression!
    About the record deal…there is a lot more to getting one than simply submitting your music to different music companies. Music is a business after all. You need to approach companies by thinking about what’s in it for them if they sign you. Here is an article that sums my thoughts up perfectly on the matter of going after a record deal First Step To Getting a Record Deal. This helped me understand more about the business side of the music industry.
     
  3. Blobby

    Blobby Active Member

    Most bands just send in recording of themselves playing..but you’ve got to do more than that. For starters, you could make your own website dedicated to your music (assuming you don’t have this already). Then start putting together a press kit.
     
  4. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

    Play out and get a following. Record companies don't care about music, they only care about selling units.
     
  5. Kazek

    Kazek Active Member

    Wow, lot of info there. Yeah I knew there were business aspects to making music..guess I never thought this deep into it though. Thanks a lot for the link man.
     
  6. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member

    This topic has been cover numerous times before maybe do a search of this forum???
     

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