Yes. You’re Running For Office
The one thing you should know as it relates to how to get signed to a record label is that it’s a lot like politics. Ok, now I know that you probably fall within the 99% of people reading this who’ve never even contemplated being mayor, so let me explain myself. This is a jewel.
Often times, music artists want to go platinum, win Grammy’s and tour the world. And while all those things are great, it’s important to know, that like Meek Mill said, “it’s levels to this shit.” In your case, this means that the closer you get to building your buzz the closer you will get to getting signed to a record label. So let’s take a small area, like a city for example. The mayor is out shaking hands and kissing babies. And for someone not even in politics, I bet you know who the mayor is in your city. How’s this possible? Because the mayor campaigned for people to know the name, just as you should. Do you think your local Mayor has connects with state and federal government? Of course. So when you become so widely known in your city as a whole, you’ll start to gain connects with people in the music industry. From local music influencers like dj’s, radio hosts and record label reps, on up to major artists, executives, managers and a&r’s who visit your city during tours.
Set your sights on promoting your music to your local community first. From that you’ll develop a local fan base. If your music business plan is on point, you won’t have to wonder how to get signed to a record deal. You’ll be getting calls and will have access to more options than you can imagine.
Check out Meek Mill’s record Level’s below. Warning: It is Hip-Hop and it’s Explicit. If that’s not your thing, don’t press play. You may get upset!