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How To Get Signed to a Record Label

Are you an aspiring artist? Wondering how to get a record label? Look no further. Perhaps as an artist you may be unable to cover all expenses regarding the recording, publishing, marketing and sale of your recordings so you prefer to get help from a music group, a business minded record label.

Record labels are large or small companies, major or independent that manufacture, distribute and promote the recordings of affiliated artists.

Here are the steps to take in signing to a record label Search for labels to target

Identifying your Niche

The ability of an artist to know his niche gives him a nose and helps the artist prepare adequately in order to be perfect in the genre of music. There many genres and subgenres in music today with new ones emerging every single day. These genre include Afrobeats, Afropop, Afro soul, Soul, Afrohouse, House, Alte, Amapiano, Hip Hop, Reggae, Dancehall and many others. This helps an artist perfect himself while underground and still searching for a record label to sign to.

Looking out for Record Labels

Underground artists must be on the look out for record labels that will benefit them and promote their music during the exploitation period. The record labels should bein the same music genre as the aspiring musician to bring specialization.

Searching For Artists on the Label Discovered

Researching on other artist on that label and how they are faring helps to take a stand; whether to back off or move into it. Seeing other artists flourish on that record label makes it evident that it would favour any aspiring artist.

Taking A Stand

Follow the artist and record label on social media. Reach out and provide value to them and ask if they would check you out as an artist.

written by Ruth Ama Onumah


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