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  • #5397 Reply
    TvMcC
    TvMcC
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    Hey there,

     

    I just wanted to start a thread in regards to the idea of a label being started!

     

    Whether it is a specific sorta genre to start or a compilation album, judging by the response from the last contest seems like a great idea.

    #5443 Reply
    SomaLabs
    SomaLabs
    Keymaster

    Sure, ideas welcomed 🙂 .. We’re entertaining this idea now

    #5456 Reply
    TvMcC
    TvMcC
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    Not sure why this post is being moderated, but wanted to add to this conversation:

     

    Any thoughts on what genre the label will focus on?

     

    I’d suggest Electronic/Expermintal/Leftfield

     

    as these will allow a pretty wide range of submissions.

    #5446 Reply
    TvMcC
    TvMcC
    Participant

    That’s wonderful news!

    Sure you all have a few departments already covered (accounting, legal, marketing, sales, & possibly executives in mind). Feel like a lot of small labels fall apart while note considering promotions, media, A&R, and a dedicated publicist.

    Often leaving 1 person to act as manager, promoter, agent, video director, graphic designer, PR officer, radio plugger, A&R, accountant, lawyer, distributor, webmaster, travel agent, secretary and errand person!

    Gathering people to help with  the public relations and advertising seem to be the downfall of most small labels. Unless primarily focused on smaller releases on bandcamp.

    Will artist come with unsolicited material that needs to be mastered? Will the label have a exclusive mastering engineer?

    As for the content to be released, will it be a certain lane/genre or compilations?

    Will artist have a say so in promotional spending?

    Signed artist might work under  a single release contract, or will the label look to acquire a few select artist to be signed for several releases?

    How will earning be split between artist and label?

     

    Don’t’ expect answers to all of these, just throwing things out to be discussed.

     

    Excited for this, and will be glad to lend a hand as part of the team or as a Artist!

    #5464 Reply
    TvMcC
    TvMcC
    Participant

    As this is an idea and not an actual project. I do hope it gets added o the projects section someday! -)

     

    Thought about the mention of music curation as well. Which falls back on deciding what sort of material to release. This part of a record label can either be outsourced or once again become a full-time job. Sue the team has noticed this after the last contest. 30+hrs of music submitted. The job in itself could be split between. A&r team/person, but that also is a concern to think of. Will the label want to help develop an artist’s career or looking for people slightly established to be a vehicle for their material to be released?

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