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Most musicians think that if they
make good music, shop it around enough and
perform live regularly, sooner or later
some record label executive will realize
how talented they are and offer up a
contract. I know that is how I thought it
worked for most of my early career. In
fact I spent thousands of dollars and a
nearly inconceivable amount of time and
energy touring and performing with the
hope that one day, lightening would strike
and the right person would be there in the
audience, hear my music, and whisk me off
to some record label boardroom.
In reality I worked my butt off for
almost a decade until the hard worked paid
off in the form of finding the right
people. Most notably, my manager David
Dave taught me that getting a record deal
was not about sending demo tapes to
everyone who would listen, but rather that
an artist needed to create a buzz within a
very tight nit fraternity of industry
insiders. It was the old catch 22 in which
no one wanted you until everyone else
wanted you. However this was not as
difficult to manufacture as you might
came down to a few basic things...
Creating a story.
Pulling the trigger at the right
time and going after key industry
Leveraging the interest you created
to generate even more interest.
Well, long story short, the strategy
worked and it worked very well. In just a
few months we had created one of the
biggest bidding wars in the history of the
music business. Things went absolutely
"nuclear". I met with nearly every
president of every major label, I was
flown from LA to New York several times, I
even got taken to see the Rolling Stones
by the president and CEO of Interscope as
part of the courting process. It was every
musicians dream come true.
I have decided to take that experience and
turn it into a 9 part audio course in
which I will share with you the entire
process I went through which took me from
rejection letters to a 7 figure recording
In the recording I am joined by my manager
David Christensen who was truly the
mastermind behind my record deal as well
as a number of others both before and
after my signing.
Whether you are 14 or 40, experienced or
just starting out, if you are serious
about getting signed in the new music
business, this 9 part audio lesson will
teach you everything you need to know in
order to set yourself up for success.
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Blinking to clear her eyes of grit, she carefully turned her head towards the sounds of dispute. His personal AS had extended trawlers to retrieve all the emergency service e-traffic within the local datapool. Maya stared into his eyes, not certain as to whether or not he believed her and not certain as to whether or not she wanted him to. When this was released and pulled, the side of the balloon opened like a gutted fish.
You may or may not know
that record deals have changed a lot over
the last decade. But it wasn't so long ago
that "getting signed" could make an
unknown artist rich and poised for stardom
almost overnight. In this lesson we
discuss the good old days of the recording
industry; what kind of deals used to go
down and how and why things have changed.
The record deal has
transformed tremendously over the last
decade. The very business models that
fueled the industry over the last century
have crumbled and labels are gradually
finding new ways to survive. In Lesson 3
we discuss the current state of affairs in
the record industry. You'll learn how the
recording industry has changed and how
that change will effect you.
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Believe it or not, it is
still part of the annals of music business
history that yours truly, once landing one
of the largest new artist recording deals
in music history. Dave Christensen was the
guy who helped make it happen. In this
lesson we discuss all the nitty-gritty
details of how the deal went down. Gotta
love music industry war stories.
While the days of the
multimillion dollar record deal for an
unproven artist may have gone the way of
the dinosaur, that doesn't mean that there
aren't opportunities out there. But as the
recording industry has changed, so too
have the kinds of deals that are available
today. Dave and I discuss the kinds of
deals that you might be looking at should
you be offered a contract by a major
During my career I have
received rejection letters for the very
same song that became a radio sensation
years later. the only difference was the
recording. The right recording can be the
difference between getting a meeting or
getting the cold shoulder. In this lesson
we'll discuss what kind of recordings the
average A&R rep is looking for. Dave
should know, he is the former VP of
A&R at London Sire Records.
So you've got the goods and
now you want to get yourself some meetings
lined up. In this lesson we'll discuss the
best way to actually approach the
industry. This was probably the biggest
surprise to me in my own career. Getting
the attach of A&R reps as not as
simple as sending out a demo tape. Find
out the little known strategy we used to
get the attention of the execs.
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The gently swirling orange gas had completely transformed the vast space into a sea of sunny layered mists. Response was automatic: she plucked the laser from her belt, ran toward it, aimed, and fired even as it began to wheel toward her. Fire formed in the air at the arc of his fingertips. It is, rather, that the worlds of different peoples have different shapes. And yet even from this--- from evil--- will come good.
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A label can be a great
thing to have behind you, but going the
indie route has it's advantages as well,
now more than ever. In this lesson we
discuss the pros and cons of going DIY vs
trying to land a major label recording
contract the old school way. Shooting for
the moon is great, but having a solid game
plan as an indie artist is essential. Get
the real scoop from two people who have
done it both ways.
In Audio lesson 9 we
discuss the best way to take things to the
next level. Dave and I will share the
projects we are working on now and tell
you how you can contact us should you need
any assistance with your careers, whether
you are going Indie or looking to land
that ever illusive record deal.
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Before I go, I simply want to say that I
have been playing music for a over 20
years. I've been there and done that when
it comes to just about every aspect of the
music business. I know what it's like to
dream of getting a record deal but to feel
like you are up against impossible odds.
It's no fun and it shouldn't have to be
that way. With the techniques outlined in
Getting Signed in the New Music Business,
It doesn't have to. If you listen to and
apply the strategies in this course, I
sincerely believe way ahead of the average
musician when it comes to landing the ever
ilusive recording contract. No matter who
you are, how old you are, what you look
like, and no matter what you have
experienced in the past.
While the music business can be daunting
and at times appear to be filled with
obstacles impossible to overcome, I'm here
to tell you first hand that anyone CAN
succeed. All you need to do is arm
yourself with a little knowledge and take
Now go kick ass!
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