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How to Get Signed by a Record Label

How to Get Signed by a Record Label | Record Labels and Record Deals | Scoop.it
You already make great music, but how do you make sure it's heard? Record labels exist to provide financial support to bands and artists, as well as to profit from them. Labels look for well-developed bands or individuals who have proven...
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The main step into getting a record deal is finding yourself/ developing your music. In this article, it gives you steps to get signed by a record label. Throughtout my research, Ive seen many different ways and ideas on getting signed to record label. My personal opinion, there is no correct way to get signed to a label. Certain steps work and some follow steps. While some steps do not work and some go around the process and get signed.

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Jasmine Roberts's curator insight, June 16, 10:11 AM

Learning all the ropes to get your music in the ears of someone who can promote you and endorse you. Perfecting your craft as well as looking at your competition will help you get that deal with a Music Record Label.

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Exclusive Details of Rapper Chief Keef's $6 Million Record Deal - Englewood - DNAinfo.com Chicago

Exclusive Details of Rapper Chief Keef's $6 Million Record Deal - Englewood - DNAinfo.com Chicago | Record Labels and Record Deals | Scoop.it
Most of South Side gangster rapper's record deal cash held in "blocked trust" until he turns 18.
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Chief Keef is a 17 year old rapper from Chicago. He recently signed a Three album contract and deal to for his own label. Interscope could pay him up to $6 million for 3 years. This for a 17 year older is huge but the question is, Is Chief Keef making the right decision. As i mentioned in my current articles, each artist has different visions, and if he can make this work, maybe his is making the right decision. It all comes down to time and see what advantges Chief Keef has from his $6 million dollar record deal.

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News: ASAP Rocky Signs $3 Million Deal

News: ASAP Rocky Signs $3 Million Deal | Record Labels and Record Deals | Scoop.it
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ASAP Rocky signed a record deal for $3 Million Dollars in 2011. The deal was with label's Sony/RCA. Alot of people say signing to a label is bad for an artist. Some say that's the route to go. My opinion is, its different for different artist. Each artist are different from their voice, style, fanbase, etc. Certain lables are looking for certain things, and if you fit the criteria it may work out. I say ASAP Rocky made a smart decision, not only for the moneym, from the positon it put him in.

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5 Reasons You Probably Won’t Get a Record Deal (and Why You Shouldn’t Want One) - Cari Cole Music Co.

Old paradigms are dying hard in the music industry these days. As the industry shifts and changes, labels are quite literally disappearing.
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Record deals can come in many ways. In this article, It explains why you won't get a record deal. Its basically, tellling you what these labels want from a current artist. Saying that you have to have online following of 50k, which I think is false. Its talent that is seeked everyday. Knowing the business side of music is the key. When you know the business side and what it takes to get there, nobody can currently stop you from making it in the music industry. Learning how to contact these lables and holding conversation is the main source.

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5 Reason Not To Sign A Record Deal - hypebot

5 Reason Not To Sign A Record Deal - hypebot | Record Labels and Record Deals | Scoop.it
This guest post comes from the folks at likeZEBRA, a new site offering artists a growing suite of direct to fan promotion and sales tools. 1.
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This is a talk that can go either way in many situations. Each artist has it's own lane and own drive. Some artist seek a record deal and others choose the indepndent route. This can be good and bad at the same time. Signing a record deal will get you the money upfront, even though u will make triple the money if sales are right. While going independent, you will have to take a gamble with your own money and earn everything you make off your project.

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Jasmine Roberts's curator insight, June 16, 10:17 AM

It may be a disadvantage if the artist cares more about their work more than monetary profit. Record labels focus on the profits of sales and soon losses the value of passion within the work. They go with quantity over quality.