To a major label artist 1 $12.99 iTunes album sale MIGHT make them 60 cents (after they recoup).
To an independent artist 1 $12.99 iTunes album sale world make them roughly $10.00 (iTunes keeps 30% of everything they sell)
The major label artist gotta go gold (sell 500,000) to hopefully make $30,000. The indie artist can make $30,000 with 3,000 sales.
So ask yourself why you’re obsessed with getting a major label record deal.
Is being on 106 & Park or MTVJAMS that important that you’d let yourself be RAPED for the opportunity?? Are you so thirsty for attention that you don’t care about the money long as U get recognized?? Cool.
At the end of the day – U gotta do the same amount of work to get a major label deal as you have to do to become successful as an independent.
A major label record deal doesn’t save you from working. It just makes U a sharecropper instead of a landowner. Is that your vision for yourself??
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. Tony is also owner of Authentic Artists Alliance and exclusive booking contact for Trouble (Duct Tape Ent/2 Tru Ent), O.Z. Mr. 28 Grams (Fratt Boi Muzic Group) and Racked Up Ready (Bow Ent). For digital marketing services or booking inquiries email: OGTonyG@gmail.com or Tony@aScratchyThroat.com