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Thread #26615   Message #321136
Posted By: MK
17-Oct-00 - 04:41 PM
Thread Name: Help: Advice sought from recording artists
Subject: RE: Help: Advice sought from recording artists
Another thing I just thought of. Don't be taken in by companies advertising on the Internet offering (for a fee) to submit your demo packages to record companies. Do it yourself, and follow up with those companies. Assuming one or more people in your band have good business acumen, take as much control over the process as you can and don't delegate to unknowns with no proven track records of success. In the event that no one in the band has good business or marketing experience, a manager to do all of this leg work is a good idea, provided you can find a reputable one and one that believes in your music and will go to bat for you. Thoroughly check any and all references before signing on with a manager, and DON'T SIGN ANY AGREEMENTS WITHOUT HAVING A REPUTALBE ENTERTAINMENT LAWYER REVIEW ANY AND ALL CONTRACTS.

Don't be afraid to hound the labels as they are busy and get sent a 100 or more demos a week.