As a musical artist, you are probably well aware of the fact that it is really hard to get signed by a record label, at least at first.
Very few musicians just hit the stage to find instant success and land an immediate record deal and get signed.
Those bands lucky enough to find that kind of success are more often than not a one-hit wonder.
It is possible to grab the attention of record labels have them come to you.
Attracting their attention is desirable for more than one reason.
While many people want to get signed to a record label in hopes of making it big, there are those who may be interested in the advance checks that some of the major labels hand out, and while that is certainly something that would be enticing, that check will only last so long.
It is long-term success that you should be dreaming about and shooting for, if at all possible.
To give you a bit of a head start in your efforts to attract a record label and show them what you have to offer, here are some tips to help you out in getting started in the right direction.
Keep in mind they won't guarantee your success, but if you have what it takes and you use the exposure and element of attraction, then you may find these tips will work for you.
Another great way of attracting record label attention is to get out there and play, play, play and play! The important message here is PLAY! If you have talent and believe in yourself...
performing free shows and concerts and engagements to the like can make you a local celebrity, and moves you one step closer to success and grabbing record label attention.
The more fans who love you and your songs, also represent the possible numbers in album sales to a label.
If you can prove that people love you, love your music and show that you have a large following (fan base), then a record label would be much less hesitant to bring you on board.
Some up and coming artists may be hesitant to look into a real production team because they don't want the hassle of having to work with them or for that matter...
However, if you want to be successful with live venues and be in a position of securing a record deal, you will have to have a good management and/or a production team right behind you for the ride and in support of.
The decision to try and make it without these folks can make you or break you.
If you have a goal and the talent to match...
go for your dreams and don't let anything stand in your way-especially when it comes to the music industry.
The odds are against everyone, not just you, when it comes to making it, but artist and bands do.
Hard work, a dedication and belief in yourself can get you there.
Sometimes it takes a little more, sometimes a little less, and at times the road tends to be paved with bumps (potholes) but you can do it! Frequently take some time to evaluate your own worth and decide if you are ready to invest in yourself.
If you can not do so in good faith, maybe re-evaluate whether or not you are worth record label attention.
Be original but most of all...