Sell Your Songs To Major Artists
I’m sure Neyo once questioned how to get signed to a record label. Then, he started writing hits for other artists. All of that led to him being able to secure a record deal. As an artist, I’m hopeful that you are at least writing some of your own material if not all.
There is a drought of great songwriters in the music industry, so you could easily take your songwriting skills and use that to your advantage. Using this strategy could work for you for quite a couple of reasons. To start, everybody wants a record deal. When a record executive hears someone say they want a record deal, they’re instantly thinking ‘here we go again..smh.’ Rather, you can lead the conversation by saying you wrote an amazing song that could possibly work for some of their artists. From there, pitch your original songs and see how the relationship develops. Secondly, the great side about being recognized as a songwriter is that you can start to make money off music. Getting songs placed is a big business.
If you consider writing for others while you’re thinking about how to get signed to a record label, you might mess around and land a music publishing deal in the process because you wrote a hit for someone! Do that and a record deal will come.