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4. Promote yourself tirelessly
Artists have been discovered a number of different ways. Every band has a different story. Use every media avenue you can to expose yourself nationally. Unless you live in L.A., New York, or Atlanta, local exposure isnít going to be enough. Think big with your music!
5. When offers are made, research them well before committing
Donít take first offer made to you, only unless itís a major record label and you researched what they offer very well. Signing bonuses are nice, but long term percentages are most important. Every artist gets a different percent with their label. The longer you have been in business, better your percents will get. Donít get too greedy. Aim high and let them work you down. Twenty-five percent on total profits on you album is very high. Most bands donít get that. Remember, suits and ties are ones who make big money. Without them, you are just selling CDís out of back of your trunk. If you donít write your music, your percentages wonít be near twenty-five percent. Singer/songwriters make more money.
Good luck as you venture into formidable music industry. There are several independent labels that are legit, but there are thousands of them that arenít. Be careful and try to follow these steps listed above. I hope you can gain good fortune using these five steps.
Jeromie Frost is a singer, songwriter and recording artist. His story and music can be accessed at http://www.jeromiefrost.com