However, this is not necessarily true, as record labels have a lot to offer artists in terms of support, resources, and connections. Let me explain the benefits of working with a record label and dispel some of the myths surrounding them.
The Importance of a Team:
Behind nearly every successful artist, there is a team of people working hard to make their dreams a reality. This team does all of the little things that the artist may not have the time, resources, or expertise to do themselves. They handle everything from creating opportunities through networking and making phone calls, to ensuring that the production process is going smoothly. This team listens to things that the artist may not understand or may not be able to comprehend, and they provide valuable feedback that can help improve the final product. Record labels typically have a vast network of contacts and resources that can help artists achieve their goals.
The Benefits of a Contract:
One of the benefits of working with a record label is that it comes with a contract. However, it is essential to have an attorney review the contract to ensure that it is in line with what the artist wants. It is also crucial to make sure that the artist understands the terms of the contract before signing anything. With technology readily available, it is easy to Google unfamiliar terms and phrases to ensure that the artist knows what they are signing. Ultimately, it is up to the artist to take responsibility for their actions and not sign anything they do not understand.
There are many myths surrounding record labels that need to be dispelled. For example, it is not true that record labels steal money from artists. In fact, record labels invest a lot of time, money, and resources into promoting and marketing artists. The record label takes a percentage of the profits, but this is standard practice in the music industry. Additionally, it is not true that signing with a record label means the end of an artist’s career. Many artists have gone on to have successful careers after being signed to a record label.
In conclusion, record labels still— even with do it yourself labels like DistroKid, and TuneCore— have a lot to offer artists in terms of experience, knowledge, support, resources, and connections. It is important to have a team of people working behind the scenes to ensure that an artist’s career is successful. It is also essential to have an attorney review any contracts and make sure that the artist understands what they are signing. Working with a record label can be a great way to achieve success in the music industry, and it is time to dispel the myths surrounding them.
By: Tip Trillions