Continuing the ultimate guide to breaking into the music industry, welcome to Step 2 of our 4 step series. There can be no doubt that being signed to a record company can mean the difference between playing to a worldwide audience or only a dozen people in the local pubs and clubs. The competition to get that deal can be fierce, with unsigned bands and artists around the world vying for record company attention – with few actually achieving it.
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Step 4 focuses on two aspects of working within the music industry – legality and that all important issue of making money. Should you choose to write all or even part of your own songs, we’ll take you through the principles of song writing, breaking it down into its various components of lyrics, melody, rhythm and harmony. We’ll give you some ideas of what to write about and look at how professional musicians come up with their ideas.
One of the best ways to learn about what makes an artist or band successful is by going direct to the source and working within the music industry itself. This guide will teach you how to get your foot in the door of a record company and from there, make the most of the knowledge you’ll gain, finding out how to secure live gigs, discovering the best ways to promote yourself, or, best of all, learning what a record company looks for in a new act, and what you need to do to get a record deal.
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