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Lucky You! The Music Biz Has Changed

Aug 17, 2007
It will never be the same, the ball is now in the court of the artist instead of the major record label. It used to be that huge record labels controlled the music industry but today, that is not so. As an artist, you have the power to decide and control your future in the music biz. You dont have to rely on large labels to sign you. You just need to record, release and explore all music promotional ideas on how to promote your CD.

Record labels no longer can control the image, airplay, profits, success and everything in between of every artist that wants to succeed. In the past, record companies would finance an artist's project up front with an advance or basically a loan. The artist has to of course pay back this loan and ends up being charged more and in turn ends up with barely anything. Who wants to be controlled by a force such as this? I know I wouldn't and you shouldn't either.

In steps the age of Do-It-Yourself digital technology. Now the power is in the artist's hands. Now you can start your own label, use your own musician resources, record an album from your personal computer or record an album in a prearranged studio. It is up to you and boy is that nice.

Ideas on how to promote your CD are not few and far between. You can not only record your own music but distribute without the control of any label. You can easily promote and sell MP3's and CD's online on hundreds, if not thousands of sites. No one is telling you how to do it and certainly no one will be controlling your profits. It doesn't get much better than that!

Imagine this, if you sold 5,000 CDs online for $8 a pop, then you would have made $40,000. Normally you would have to account for many expenses but if you are doing it all on your own, then the expenses are minimal. The opportunities are truly amazing and the numbers keep going up and up. If you only sold that many for a label you would be in serious trouble and in serious debt.

You control your fate because you control everything you do and every music promotional idea you use. You record, distribute, sell, market and in turn you control what you make in profits. I can't imagine an independent artist that would have it any other way!
About the Author
Online music industry's most recognizable voice-the former owner of an Indie label-current owner of Platinum Millennium Pub. & music industry seminar speaker/panelist. Author/creator of 40+ best-selling music biz materials & other "How to" resources, that helped 1000s of people. http://www.musiccontracts101.com/docs/products/002/ for more on Music Promotional Ideas, How to Promote Your CD, & Musician Resources
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