Don’t Sleep On Engineers…Everybody Is Somebody
Yes! If you want to know how to get signed to a record label, know that connecting with an engineer might be the look you need. Why? Recording engineers typically have close and special relationships with major artists and record label executives. Engineers spend more time in the studio than anyone in the entire equation, including the artist, producers, songwriters and entourage. Because of this, engineers often have a trusted relationship with people who can help you get signed.
Now, don’t expect an engineer to go out of his or her way to put you on if you don’t have a genuine relationship with them first. They also need to feel extremely confident about your music. And, they may even want to get cut in on any situations that could arise from them co-signing you. Matter fact, always assume this is the case for anyone, not just engineers. People want to be compensated, especially if they put you in a life changing situation.
When you look at how to get signed to a record label, always consider the professional circle of influencers you have access too. Build honest relationships with everyone. In this industry, connections are connections! Don’t let standard job descriptions fool you. This is a relationship business.