|How do you sell yourself? What has been your experience with record companies and representatives?
I sell myself as somebody who loves music (fortunately for everyone concerned, that happens to be true). I do my best always, and that seems to be paying off.
As far as a label goes, I'm mostly interested in their promotion. Beyond that, I can do the bulk myself. Much as I would like to think signing to a label is the end of all my problems, I know better.
All of my advertisement has been purely fan-run. I've got several fan pages, and a street team. (All created by fans themselves, not me.) And that's been my only real way of encouraging listeners.
I've been offered several deals over the past year. A few with managers, but mostly with record companies. I've rejected them all for one reason or another. I guess I was looking for the perfect deal the first time around. And I regret it now that labels have stopped offering.
Indie record companies and reps do the best
they can under the current conditions, which are difficult
for independent artists. I salute their efforts.
Demonstration. Largely positive.
Actually, I know some folks in the promotions departments at several labels who are awesome. I don't know and A&R type folks yet.
i am not a good seller of myself, just take me or leave me.
I don't sell myself in any way, shape or form. Whatever reputation I have is the result of others who have heard my works or seen me perform.
I have not had any experience with record companies and their representatives. Other than God Himself and a few other people, no one knows about my songs.
They always say, what? be yourself? Well for THAT to sell first you have to BECOME somebody that's worth selling.
I don't deal with R&R people since I'm one myself.
I haven't had much opportunity to publicize my music- my parents are fairly averse to the idea, so they've been trying to limit the process as much as possible. Needless to say, my experience with record companies and representatives is slim to none.
Really i have spoken with diffrent record labels i try to learn everthing i could from them so i could learn the business
I just keep making music that I love, whether it sells or not is not part of it. I believe in making friends with fans and turning your friends into fans. I believe that people will be willing to buy your stuff if they can connect to it in a personal and significant manner.
My experience with record companies isn't all that good...that's why I set up my own. I worked in the mainstream music industry before, and the bottom-line there isn't about making excellent music, but selling pieces of plastic containing mostly mediocre music, and promoting hyped-up images of talentless hacks who pass themselves off as musicians. Mainstream popular music was only at its creative peak during the late 60s, 70s, and 80s. As far as I'm concerned, a lot of music that mattered culturally after those decades came from indie musicians from indie labels.
My sole source of self-promotion is whatever is free on the internet.
I have not been in any record companies yet as I don't think I'm qualify yet for my young age. And I do not think its appropriate to use the term "sell yourself" ..I will rather say sell my form of work/product.
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