How to get a record deal – Tips & Tricks for Rappers
Many rappers out there trying to make it in the music industry are looking for a record label. Getting signed isn’t easy, and there is no one way to make it or a any special recipe. There are though some things that can increase our chances, so let’s get into them.
Know who you are and believe in yourself.
Being confident and knowing what you want in life and in music is crucial. If you get a chance to talk to executives, you need to show them that you already are an artist, that there is no need to work on you since you already know who you are: what you do best, what you do worst, what are your talents.
Perform as much as you can: LiveShows.
It’s fundamental to show your face in liveshows. It’s important not only for executives interested in your music, but even for yourself: measure the crowd’s response to your best songs, to your flow and to your ability to entertain. Remember this: you are an artist, and artists have to entertain their public. How many hands and heads are nodding to your rhymes and your beatmaker’s beats ? Do they want an encore ?
Get viral: social impact.
Let’s face it: either you like it or not, social impact is THE #1 chance for talented artists to show what they got to record labels. There are so many rappers and singers that closed a record deal thanks to a viral YouTube Video. Go for quality and give it your best: 100 low quality songs won’t do nearly as much as one, high quality, Video of you performing your number 1 hit single. You can be sure of one thing: if people naturally enjoy your music, they will spread the word out, which in todays world means sharing on Facebook and Twitter, giving you a chance to reach hundres, thousands and maybe even millions of users with just one song. So make sure THAT song is a Hit, not just an average – same old same – song.
An other way to get viral and known on the web is rap contests: make sure to participate to as many battles as you can ! Some offer money, but that should be a secondary goal for you. Show your talent and get know worldwide, it is possible.
Quality over quantity.
I can’t stress this enough: 1 GREAT song is WAY better than 100 average songs. Make sure you do anything in your power to make the best possible song. Get high quality rap beats, like the ones on our website, have a sound engineer, and not your best friend, mix and master your song to industry standard and promote it as much as you can. Throw demo CDs at liveshows, upload on youtube, share on every social website and forums, do whatever it takes.
Record label will notice.
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