>>62004035 first you get signed to an indies label and they'll tend to negotiate a major deal with a bigger label that wants you. many indies labels make more money from enabling major debuts from their artists than they do from those artists' sales, so it's a move that benefits everyone
>>62004035 Depends on the kind of artist you are. For example, I make some music myself but I make Aphex Twin type shit so I don't have a problem with being independent, in fact, I rather be it than being stuck to some label. Labels can be some little shits that try to control every aspect of your creations, but they have their good side as well. They are going to put your shit out for the world and give you a name. The thing is that a rapper, or an IDM techno producer will have more success with being independent than an R&B singer or a pop singer, for example.
Know what you do? You make an independent mixtape/album/EP with at least one or two viral tracks. The viral thing can come from either the clip or the track itself, some lyric or whatever. Like OG Maco with BITCH YOU GUESSED IT. Doesn't need to be a meme, just something that intrigues/interests people, until they start talking about you. Then you get some faggots following you, then the eyes of labels start getting to you. Specially small labels
>>62005431 Hip-hop is my pallet but I can sing, produce, rap. I'm not interested in becoming an indie artist. I'm mainly looking for information regarding the process of getting signed major without being signed to an independent label first, also looking for information on how to build contacts. I'm in the UK if that helps.
Oh, you're an untalented dipshit who thought they would grow up to be le epic artist? Nah, not happening. Better get educated for some soul destroying job like accounting or engineering, or kill yourself
>>62005722 this guy knows what he's talking about, there's a dead art called A&R which stands for artist and repertoire, it was the part of labels which used to spend time marketing and developing artists. Now, there isn't the money to do that. You have to get popular on your own THEN get label attention. It's no longer the 90s when anybody could get signed. Seriously in retrospect as someone who wants to be a musician, I would have traded a few free MP3s for a much brighter future as a musician. Our generation really fucked ourselves over that way
>>62005773 No fucking clue, the little insight I have is gleaned from reading rock biographies of 90s musicians and them talking about how the industry has changed. The consensus seems to be that if you're talented you're going to get noticed. I plan on getting in the van and guerrilla touring because I have no idea what else to do
desu what you need is lots of schmoozing and luck. Get out there and meet people. Figure out what shows people who work for big labels are going to. Try to get into VIP areas. If you are attractive flirt a lot (with men and women). Use everything you have while not coming across like a desperate creep.
Unfortunately the most important factor is still luck.
Realistically tho, what you are looking for doesn't really exist anymore :(
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