If you are reading this you probably already know that you are good enough to make it in some end of the music business and that it might be time to start your own record label. What’s the problem then? The problem is that without being in the right place at the right time, you don’t have a chance unless YOU do something about it yourself. That’s right, nothing is going to happen unless somebody does something. Right?
So lets move on. The best way to get your career on track is to produce and promote your own product. Oh yes, you could compete on a television contest with 100,000 other wanna be stars, but lets get serious, that is not real life in this industry. Most of the music in the world is created, produced and sold by people like you, not contest winners.
Is it easy? No. Was it easy to get where you are already? No, but you probably loved every minute of it and you want to keep going. The main thing that you need now is to take this thing seriously and learn the business of music recording. Start your own record label and produce and sell your own product. This could make a living for you while you promote yourself or your company to larger distributors.
How are you going to learn the business? You need help. You probably already know the basics of equipment and bookings, but an independent record label is a business and it works just like any other business. Here is an outline of what you will need to do:
1. Make a plan.
2. Choose a name.
3. Get start-up money.
4. Get legal advice.
It might seem difficult to start your own record label at first, but once you have it done you will be able to get to work promoting your product just like the major labels do with theirs. The nice thing is that you will be in control and will be able to make a living while you are waiting for the “big deal”. Oh yeah, most people in the business end of the music industry take note of people like you who are serious and show some business sense.