Contrary to popular opinion – labels are NOT looking to sign anyone that isn’t ALREADY successful independently.
For the dudes who think I don’t know what I’m talking about — PLEASE find me a successful urban artist that was signed from a showcase. There are none bro. Labels don’t send their ppl out to do showcases looking for talent….an A&R person’s job is to find talented artists who already have a following and are MAKING MONEY – so that the label can sign them and make MOST of the money the artist generates.
I ain’t tryna kill your dreams if you’re an artist. I’m just trying to stop you from being a sucker. These fuckboys KNOW you’ll do ANYTHING for fame & so they feed u a fantasy, while they use your money to eat steak & shrimp.
Want success in the music industry?
1)Learn how the industry works.
2)Make a plan that is viable for YOU
3)Find a budget or investor
4)Follow your plan
5)Outwork EVERYONE else
Tony Guidry is Senior Marketing Manager for A Scratchy Throat.
A Scratchy Throat – the brainchild of music industry mainstay Wendy Day – provides professional social media marketing specifically designed for today’s aspiring artists.