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The Best Ways To Approach Record Labels

(Hypebot) – If you're an actively performing member of any type of band, odds are, you'd love to get signed.

Unfortunately, so does everyone else. Differentiating yourself visually, audibly, and professionally is a must when pursuing a record deal. First, you must have music that sets you apart from your competitors. This is not the time to try everything – it is the time to hone your craft and use it to your advantage. Record labels receive countless demos a week, so how do make yourself stand out from the rest of the musicians submitting tracks?

Start by being polite. A little goes a much longer way than you'd think in this arena. Be direct and concise in your messaging. It's important to remember that the record labels really are being inundated with an enormous amount of music – getting your point across clearly and briefly will be appreciated by their personnel. If you have hopes of someday landing a record deal or are already pursuing one, Joshua Crawford has some incredibly helpful tips for you on

"The key is not to get disheartened. Try your best to keep your chin up, and keep creating music and sending it out. Sooner or later, if you try hard enough, you’ll get the attention that you deserve!"