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Old 17-01-2014, 03:44 AM   #1
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Hey there. I just wanted to know what the easiest record labels were to get signed to. I Wanted to release one of my tracks under a record but so far no luck with any. I wanted to know the easiest labels to get signed to for an electro house artist. This may sound stupid but I have been lacking with gigs lately and if anyone in my school/district finds out that I got signed, it would most certainly boost my chances. I am fairly new to producing which is why i don't want to go with a really large label. Thanks for your help.

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Old 17-01-2014, 03:45 AM   #2
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the easiest is your own on bandcamp
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What about anyone who is already established
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Old 17-01-2014, 04:05 AM   #4
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The one that really wants you?

I dunno what to say, if it were easy everyone would have a record deal. It takes a lot of work and commitment to establish and maintain that kind of recording contract.

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Beyond getting "signed" to your friends label or something, I don't think getting signed is ever an easy process.

Otherwise, we all might be.

Looks like it's back to the drawing board.

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Okay. How should I go about releasing my tracks and building a dedicated audience then?
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Really? Seriously? Please tell me you are either shrooming or trolling.


How to build a name:

Have music that is actually ready to release technically and creatively.

Do your best to get the music in the hands of people who will care. The social media is OK. But actually talking to and becoming acquainted with real people and hopefully turning them into fans is the best method. IMO follows and likes are really just ego boosts and arent real numbers to judge anything by. I see people with 1K followers on SC, but virtually no listens on their tunes.

Make a press pack and send them out to the popular blogs on your own--I think this is a huge mistake people make IMO.

Take CDs or cards with download codes/links to local record stores to reach music fans that way.



Sorry, but I have to ask...how long have you been at this? Also, why do you think getting signed will get you a gig? DJing and producing are two different skills.

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Old 17-01-2014, 04:21 AM   #8
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Im 14. At my school, any little thing can change peoples minds. They really don't know and could care less about the difference.
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Im 14. At my school, any little thing can change peoples minds. They really don't know and could care less about the difference.
Then why do you care about their opinion? Never mind...I know why you care. Youre 14 and in high school. And I really don't mean that as an insult. I honestly get it.

But outside of high school, releasing a track that isnt ready to a crappy fly by night net label is probably not what you want to do. Doesnt look good on the track record you know?

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True. Thanks. Should I still release the track? I feel like I did a good job on it regardless.
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True. Thanks. Should I still release the track? I feel like I did a good job on it regardless.
That's up to you man. If you've only been at this a year or two my guess is it isnt ready, but I cant say for sure without listening.

If you want to PM a SC link I will try to take a listen ASAP. Probably not tonight.

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Old 17-01-2014, 06:27 AM   #12
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Hey there. I just wanted to know what the easiest record labels were to get signed to. I Wanted to release one of my tracks under a record but so far no luck with any. I wanted to know the easiest labels to get signed to for an electro house artist. This may sound stupid but I have been lacking with gigs lately and if anyone in my school/district finds out that I got signed, it would most certainly boost my chances. I am fairly new to producing which is why i don't want to go with a really large label. Thanks for your help.
Dude I feel you I'm trying to find a record label and even though I've been producing for years I still havent got a deal. But that dosent discourage me I gotta keep trying. give it a couple of years maybe your tracks are'nt layered enough and by layered I dont mean sound on top of sound, I mean layering scenes. Like say start with drums and on the 8th bar add a synth dont treat them as loops your track might become stale after a while. I've fallen prey to that trap many times. dont worry if u dont understand I myself am not a pro. lol
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Dude I feel you I'm trying to find a record label and even though I've been producing for years I still havent got a deal. But that dosent discourage me I gotta keep trying. give it a couple of years maybe your tracks are'nt layered enough and by layered I dont mean sound on top of sound, I mean layering scenes. Like say start with drums and on the 8th bar add a synth dont treat them as loops your track might become stale after a while. I've fallen prey to that trap many times. dont worry if u dont understand I myself am not a pro. lol
lol i mean 9th bar not 8th
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Yeah. Im just gonna keep trying and use my resources to help me network and hopefully let the record labels come to me
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Yeah. Im just gonna keep trying and use my resources to help me network and hopefully let the record labels come to me
Don't forget the first part relic said - Have music that is actually ready to release technically and creatively.

Networking is great and all, but you don't want to jump the gun and get your name out there when you have all of one mediocre tune to your name.

Artistic Integrity.
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Don't forget the first part relic said - Have music that is actually ready to release technically and creatively.

Networking is great and all, but you don't want to jump the gun and get your name out there when you have all of one mediocre tune to your name.

Artistic Integrity.
good point I often do this sadly lol
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Heres the track. Currently working on one that is 1000x better. Any thoughts though? http://www.idmforums.com/showthread.php?t=129062

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I left feedback in your listening booth post, along with a question. But here comes reality. You are not yet in a position to be seeking a record deal. Not even close.
Keep working; this stuff takes time and effort.
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Heres the track. Currently working on one that is 1000x better. Any thoughts though?
it might just be me but it sounds a little off beat. Your mixing needs some work try some eq to cut off some the low end. But edm has no rules set in stone so you can do whatever you like.

I'm not a pro so dont take anything I say too seriously lol. You'll get better trust me.


Have you heard of the bloody beetroots it reminds me of bob rifo's productions.
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I left feedback in your listening booth post, along with a question. But here comes reality. You are not yet in a position to be seeking a record deal. Not even close.
Keep working; this stuff takes time and effort.
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