How To Submit Song Lyrics To Record Labels [A Songwriter’s Guide]

How To Submit Song Lyrics To Record Labels [A Songwriter’s Guide]

In 1967, Bernie Taupin answered an ad placed in NME by Liberty Records calling for talent. Elton John (then Reg Dwight) answered that same ad. After auditioning, Elton John was given a pack of lyrics that had been sent to the label, and so began the writing relationship between Elton John and Bernie Taupin that…

How To Get Out Of A Record Deal, & Is It Even Possible?

How To Get Out Of A Record Deal, & Is It Even Possible?

As your musical career progresses, you will work with different people in the music industry in various roles. Many artists end up working with managers, booking agents in different territories, record labels in different territories, publishing companies, and publicists. These business arrangements can be set up in different ways – agents and publicists don’t usually…

7 Major Record Labels & Some Of Their Notable Acts

7 Major Record Labels & Some Of Their Notable Acts

There are thousands of record labels around the world putting out music every day – too many to keep track of. Big or small, record labels are an important part of the music industry’s ecosystem. They fund recordings, market them, distribute them, develop artists and disseminate music. Most labels are small operations putting out local…

13 Record Labels Based In London, Some Looking For Artists

13 Record Labels Based In London, Some Looking For Artists

Record labels are not dead. Even though people are more connected than ever, labels offer a framework that many independent artists find useful. These days, labels are more than just labels. Some manage artists, promote shows or even have their own streetwear brand – you get the idea! The modern label is about connections, clout,…

How To Start A Record Label – Register A Record Label With No Or Little Money

There are a lot of good reasons to start a record label, whether you’re an artist or a music entrepreneur. You can increase your credibility inside and outside of the music industry. You can tap into more revenue sources, especially as an artist. You can begin to build a recognizable and influential brand. And, the…

How Much Advance Do Record Labels Give, And How Much Should You Try And Get?

How Much Advance Do Record Labels Give, And How Much Should You Try And Get?

Many artists aspire to be signed to their dream label, independent or major. Some still view this as the pinnacle of success in the music industry. Being signed has certain advantages, though most are unwilling to do a whole lot for you unless they see you as being a viable money-making opportunity. If they don’t…