This Is The Only Way To Start A Record Label

In recent times digital distribution has brought a new light to the distribution of music in the world at large making record labels a strong bedrock and foundation to distribute the songs of young talented individuals.

Creating your own record label today is not a very difficult task when you are able to get your hands on good music and a loyal group of people willing to share and distribute your songs on all their social media platform, we usually call this group a fan base.

You don’t necessarily need to have a bank filled with funds before you could kick off, all you need is a passion for music and few friends who are willing to partner with you.

The first thing to be done is getting a Brand Name (a name for your new label).

Draft a goal you want to accomplish. this step is quite easy as you already know what you want the label to be like, kind of artist you need to join you and a person to manage you.

After drafting your goal, create a plan to accomplish those goals.

Get a budget. This is one of the most crucial part of starting a label, like I said before you don’t have to break the bank. Just draft what you can afford for artists recording and promotional purposes for profit generation.

Hire A P.R. – A P.R is someone who links your brand with the public, He drafts all the promotional strategy of making your brand heard, interacts with fans etc. A P.R is one of the most important part of your brand and should be someone who has passion in music distribution.

Record song and send to your hired PR for physical and online distribution.

Lastly don’t be too greedy with members of your team, share reasonable profits with them to encourage hard work on other follow up songs

NOTE: The music industry is a big house abhorring so many talented individuals specialized in different genres of music available in the world today, do not sit back and wait for a big or already established record label to come get you a mouth watery deal and make you an overnight star, if you apply this principles carefully you can break the bounds and become a star by your own efforts and also save other young talented artiste you know around as this will make the music industry a nice and more competitive zone for good music.

Hiring an Affordable and Excellent Band

Selection

Perhaps you have been to a recent wedding and you really were impressed with the band. Get in touch with them and tell them you would like to hire them. Let them know you heard them at a previous event. They will appreciate knowing they are getting additional business via word of mouth.

If you haven’t heard a band perform, it is important that you check them out before you hire them. Ask if you can sit in on a rehearsal. Perhaps they have taped performances from other weddings and they will share such recordings with you. Never hire a band when you don’t know what they sound like. It could ruin your entire wedding reception!

Scheduling

As soon as you secure your wedding date, you need to begin the search for a wedding band Manchester. Their schedules fill up fast if they are good, and you don’t want to be left out in the cold. The more time you have between the initial planning and your wedding date, the better the outcome will be.

It is important to follow up with the wedding band Manchester you hire in the months leading up to your wedding. You want to make sure you are still on their schedule and they are still performing together. You don’t want to scramble at the last minute to replace them. This is why you should hire a band with longevity as a unit. They are more likely to continue together.

Cost

Don’t blow your entire wedding budget you the wedding band Manchester you hire. You need to allocate a certain amount of money for this part of the event. If you can’t get the band you want for that amount you need to make some choices. Can you cut other expenses for the wedding to pay them more? Can you hire them for less time so you pay them what you can afford?

Explain to them you really do want to hire them but you can’t meet their price. They may be willing to come down and negotiate with you. Try to add some perks too such as serving them dinner with the rest of the wedding guests as a perk.

Get it in Writing

If the wedding band Manchester you would like to hire isn’t willing to put it all in writing, don’t work with them. You need to feel confident this part of your wedding planning is completely taken care of. They should be willing to sign the documents that state what they will provide, how much they will get paid, and when they will get paid.

It isn’t out of the ordinary for a wedding band Manchester to ask for a deposit at the time of booking. If you cancel the wedding, you may not get that money back. Such details should also be in your contract.

If you have any special requests for the band to perform certain songs, those details need to be in the contract. The more details you have in there, the less you have to worry that something won’t turn out the way you want it. This is your wedding and your reception and you need it to work out perfectly.

With The Beatles (1963)

‘Please Please Me’ proved a pleasant, superior than average record, but it was ‘With The Beatles’ which showed just how fab the Fab Four could be, the genesis of Lennon-McCartney’s finest songs placed delicately throughout their sophomore effort. Given the relative luxury to record over seven sessions over a matter of months (a vast improvement to the twenty-four hours allocated for ‘Please Please Me’), ‘With’ gave the band their first taste for art since Stuart Sutcliffe left the band, pleasingly adorned in their music, and draped on their cover, a black and white portmanteau, smiles disappeared, eyes forward, three half masked heads over-shadowing Ringo Starr’s, their most iconic image second only to ‘Sgt.Peppers Lonely hearts Club Band’.

Opening with a triple hat of terrific songs (the first two Lennon’s, the final McCartney’s), ‘With’ exemplified the group’s fascination with the perfect pop sound, ‘It Won’t Be Long’ and ‘All My Loving’ the perfect combinations of jingle-jangle instrumentation, earnest harmonisation and lyrical romanticism, the latter a welcome mainstay in McCartney’s set list, fifty years after completion. ‘All I’ve Got To Do’ proved stronger again, Lennon’s ambition to write a Smokey Robinson complete, the song is awash with soul influences and the strongest track on the record.

Though Lennon-McCartney would be considered the driving force by the mid-sixties, ‘With’ finds the four as the ensemble they always projected themselves as. John Lennon’s voice dominates the record (he takes lead vocal on seven out of fourteen tracks), though George Harrison received an unprecedented three vocal spots, a habit not repeated until their masterpiece ‘Revolver’, three years later. Drummer Ringo Starr sang McCartney’s pop gem ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’, a song later covered (less successfully) by The Rolling Stones. Starr (a much better singer than frequently given credit for) brings ballast and blues to the upbeat and frothy, his best vocal until ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ in 1967.

Harrison also proved a strong rocker, guitar licks and vocal playing with nice precision on Chuck Berry’s ‘Roll Over Beethoven’. Abstaining from their debut, Harrison produced his debut song ‘Don’t Bother Me’ for this record. While its lyrics may have left much to be desired (Harrison was reportedly so embarrassed by the track he would not write another Beatles song for inclusion until 1965), musically, ‘Bother’ had that melancholia atypical of later Harrison records, the perfect seismic contrast to Lennon’s drive and McCartney’s ear for melody.

Piano rocker ‘Little Child’ gave an excuse for its songwriters to show their intricate vocal weaving and Starr to show his adeptness for groove, ‘Not A Second Time’ an early indicator of Lennon’s honesty through music. As the duo’s song-writing grew, so did their ability to pay tribute to those who inspired them, the band’s rendition of ‘You Really Got A Hold On Me’ the finest cover the Liverpudlians would record, the chorus line a testament to the vocal prowess of Lennon, Harrison and McCartney.’Please Mr. Postman’ brought an end to the first side with fifties zest, ‘Money (That’s What I Want)’ brought the L.P to a close with an stomp (Starr’s drumming to the forefront). Only ‘Til There Was You’ fell flat, McCartney’s nerves at singing such a delicate song audible on record (well, he was only twenty – one), though Meredith Wilson’s song is saved by some of Harrison’s fine acoustic work. Elsewhere, there wasn’t a dud to be heard, ‘Hold Me Tight’ an example of McCartney’s wilder side, the genesis of ‘Helter Skelter’ here unveiled.

Released in November 1963, ‘With’ would go on to sell a over a million copies in the U.K, holding the number one position for a staggering twenty-one weeks. Eight of the album’s songs would be released on the American ‘Meet The Beatles!’ (a tradition The Beatles had to endure as they saw American Record Companies dismantle their work onto different records, a habit continued until 1967), in 1964, where it also topped the charts. World domination at the grasp of their hands, the Fab Four entered into the world of music, walking in front of a world racing to catch up. And, in many respects, it never did!