October 2, 2023
Music Industry

7 Things You Learn When You Get a Record Deal

This post from Cracked (forwarded by Greggory) offers some insights into the realities of a record deal.  To pique your curiosity, let me summarize:

7. Labels hunt for unique voices

6. They have minions for you.

5. Labels convince naive kids that they’re rock stars.

4. They are casting a role.

3.  You write songs by committee

2.  It’s a ridiculous numbers game

1. There is a blessing for one-hit wonders in 2014

You must be curious now, right?  Read the whole thing here.


Alan Cross

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