Instant Record Label’s Steps to DIY Success in the Music Industry

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More than any other time in history, the digital revolution enables artists to embrace the “do-it-yourself” (DIY) method of pursuing stardom in the music business. Instant Record Label shares the top 3 initial steps for artists to gain DIY success in the music industry.

Barry Chase

The digital age has opened countless avenues for a successful music career without the need for a giant music label. With that in mind, IRL offers the three initial steps to DIY success in the music industry.

Major record labels were, once upon a time, essential for an artist to launch a successful music career. However, thanks to the Internet and digital revolution, this is no longer the case, as recording artists can now market themselves and their work directly to consumers and cut out the major labels altogether.

“The digital age has opened countless avenues for a successful music career without the need for a giant music label,” said Barry Chase, Instant Record Label spokesman. “With that in mind, IRL offers the three initial steps to DIY success in the music industry.”

Step 1: Before even considering building a marketing strategy, you must honestly evaluate your talent. Ask yourself, and be honest with the answer, “Do I truly have at least some composing and/or performing and musical talent?” Many dream of music careers and stardom to rival Taylor Swift, Beyoncé or 50 Cent, but not everyone is musically gifted. Ask yourself whether people who hear you play, rap or sing tend to stop what they’re doing and listen, or even better, if they ask you for more.

Step 2: Compose your own music or beats. “Artists need to understand that it is much better and more lucrative to compose your own songs, beats, melodies, lyrics, etc.,” said Chase. “You don’t want to establish yourself as a mere imitation right off the bat. Always be original, which translates as original work, unless you can take an existing song and add something unique to it and give it a new spin.”

Step 3: Negotiate for the outright “sale” of a beat, melody, or lyrics from the original composer. “This applies to people who don’t necessarily have the innate talent to compose,” said Chase. “Many artists have become quite successful from sampling or re-recording the work of others, but to do this you must have a written document signed by the original composer.”

For more information about launching a record label, visit http://www.instantrecordlabel.com/.

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