Do I need a label?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by evhwanabe, Jun 7, 2005.

  1. evhwanabe

    evhwanabe Guest

    Well this might be a stupid question...but I really don't know much about this. I have been messing around with recording myself and my band for about 3 years now. I have decided that I want to put out a cd of my own songs......mainly for my friends and family (and who ever else wants it) I will be doing all of the recording/mixing/mastering/artwork/packaging blah blah blah myself!

    I have also been approached by another band that wants to put out a cd (also for friends and family) and would like me to record them.

    Do I need a record label or would this be considered independent? Should I start my own record label?

  2. vv-tim

    vv-tim Guest

    A record label basically runs the advertising and production budget for a band...

    If you're just producing the band, and letting them find a distributor, then you aren't running a label.
  3. evhwanabe

    evhwanabe Guest

    I guess I didn't word my question right. Or maybe I am making this more complicated than it really is. I will be making the cd's for friends and family, and possibly sell some off of my website. I will not be using a distributor..............I will be the distributor.

    I realize that I am not running a label......
    I guess I just wasnt clear as to what the record label's role was in this process. If it is nothing more than what you say then I guess I don't need to worry about it.

  4. MXStudios

    MXStudios Guest

    What you are doing is considered an independent label. A self published CD of your own bad would make you an independent label

    If you will be doing it for another band, then you should make up a name for your "Label" and release their CD with your logo. Help them promote and take a %, and you are a Label.
  5. denizci2000

    denizci2000 Guest


  6. Pootkao

    Pootkao Guest

    no -- you don't need a label. if its just a local release that needs no promo, touring support, distribution (national/regional) etc, then you're best without one.

    well, in fact, a label wouldn't even take you on for a project that size (please, thats not an insult, just reality) .... anyways, good luck with the records and may they be enjoyed.

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