website bringing bands and record companies together

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  1. tep92

    tep92 Guest

    I just started a website, my goal is to help random bands across the nation get noticed, and hopefully signed. However, I don't really know how to start other than the web page I quickly made. I could use lots of help, and if anyone can help me out that would be great. The website I have is, I just started it so it really isn't much yet. And my email is Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. MadMax

    MadMax Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2001
    Sunny & warm NC
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    I admire your spirit, if nothing else.

    Here's a few odds and ends to get yourself started. It's a fairly daunting list, but you can do it, if you set your mind to it.

    The things you MUST be VERY knowledgeable about;
    General Business Law
    Copyright-BMI, ASCAP (among others)
    Intellectual Property Rights
    Contract Law

    Things that you SHOULD be very knowledgeable about;
    Commercial Insurance
    Corporate Structure
    Streaming Audio/Video

    Things that you MUST be strong at;
    Contract Negotiation

    Things that you SHOULD be good at;
    Business Communication
    Delivering Bad News
    Cold Call Sales

    But the number one, biggest trait that you MUST have... Honesty.

    Without honesty, you cannot have integrity...

    Without integrity, you have no chance.

    Oh... and about $2 million in seed money wouldn't hurt either.
  3. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    Blacksburg, VA
    And sincerity. The key to this business is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made.

    I'll be here all week. Try the veal, it's great!

    Seriously, Max's list is excellent. I mean that sincerely. I don't have it made.
  4. soapfloats

    soapfloats Well-Known Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    Cincinnati, OH
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    Very nice list indeed!
    A friend / fellow musician / local promoter recently started an independent label here in town, launches next week.

    His ear for talent and people skills are impeccable, and I know he's working on the business side as well (about to graduate business school).
    I'll forward the list to him, as I'm sure he could benefit from the web/contractual elements.

    Fortunately my role is recording great local talent w/ the promise of compensation. Nothing but time invested...
  5. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff

    Mar 20, 2000
    BC, Canada
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    A few years back I won a contest for best original pop music in western Canada. To make a long story short. I was invited to attend a music conference/ Music West in Vancouver and while there, I was approached by so many people that claimed be be doing what you are attempting. It felt like car salesman trying to get in with me. This is one reason why I started To help musicians and more.... I still don't know how to help musicians but I am still thinking.

    Let me know if you have any good idea's to share. If I can help you, let me know.
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