#1
would be interested in modern rock? like Nickleback kinda rock

Indie labels preffered, but Majors are cool too.

Just our bands finishing our demo tommorow and want to fish it off to a load of companies, so we were wondering who are the labels to send to if you're modern rock?
#2
If you can manage it, make your own label and produce and promote your own CD's. Label companies will end up getting 50% or more of your earnings and 50% of your writing credits/copyrights (as well as 50% or more of all of your royalties from the songs they send to people w/o your permission) which is a huge waste unless you are making millions.
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#3
emi, sony bmg, epic

can't think of any others off the top of my head though
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If you can manage it, make your own label and produce and promote your own CD's. Label companies will end up getting 50% or more of your earnings and 50% of your writing credits/copyrights (as well as 50% or more of all of your royalties from the songs they send to people w/o your permission) which is a huge waste unless you are making millions.


how do you officially make your own record company

and what excactly arre you requitred to do?
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how do you officially make your own record company

and what excactly arre you requitred to do?



you aren't really making a company. you are just making a label that is associated with your act(s). like those little bmg or sony logos on the major sold cd's. All you really need to do when you have your own label is find a way to produce and promote. a good production company for self producing CD's from what I've heard is CDbaby.com. as far as promoting, after you play gigs and concerts, you can sell your CD's.

Edit:

nevermind about CDBABY.com just went there, its not the website I remember. you'll have google probably to find an actual one that produces cd's
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Easy. Give it a name. For the sake of something that's stuck in my head, I''ll go with 'Ring-toss Records'. There, you have a name. That's all it is, a name.

Now find a way to mass produce CDs and promote them. Once you start making sales, you'll know it's working. Bear in mind, a DIY indie label will only scrape minimum figures.

After a couple of months, offer to promote other bands, for a small fee. Once enough money starts rolling in to cover production costs and advertising and you turn a small profit, it's time to register this thing as a business. In Australia, you'd have to get yourself an ABN and some other legal stuff out of the way.
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does anyone know of any labels though?> astarting our own sounds complicated

It's not, at all. Spend maybe $4000 on some cheap recording gear (Yes, I said cheap. A good studio will run you about $40,000-$50,000), and record. Then after a while, sign some other bands to turn a small profit, then gradually increase your popularity by signing good bands instead of ****ty ones.

Maybe one of your bands (Or you) will be a hit, and the CD will start to move fast, getting you more attention. You increase your recording gear budget, and keep producing more and more popular bands.

All you need is a bit of capital and a good name to get started.
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#12
Your band isnt that bad, but i think your signer should work on his vocals a little.
#13
No-one.

One Nickelback is bad enough.
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#14
I listened to you're bands demo, assuming its electric nightmares.

You've got a decent sound. But your vocalist is flat about half the time. I know that the current trend is to have the vocals soaring off of above the music, so perhaps tune down a step? There's no harm in it, and it may solve your problem.

Isn't Nickelback signed to Roadrunner?
Whoever said record companies take 50% of your profit, not in the slightest. 50% of your profit is probobaly not going to you, its going to A manager, a publisher, a publicist, a tour manager, a music buisness lawyer, and a label. Your label might provide you with all of those, but they dont just pocket 50% of your profits. Plus, anyone who's ever been on a tour will tell you, 90% of your money comes from merchandising, and than depending on your genre, the most money to be made is in whoring out your tunes for commercials and movies.

For example. Im a trivium fan.
I know that they jumped from being a successful metal/metalcore band when they sold like light to the flies to "smoking aces", and pull harder to "The cave" and some other tracks to "underworld evolution" for their soundtracks, to owning their own formidably sized houses and nice cars.

So your label isn't going to take 50% of your profits, but the things required to even get you to the status that a major label would sign you, will cost you 50% of your profits. It makes for a very rough time when you dont have major label support, bringing you in enough money on your cd's to thrive, but your spending half of what you make trying to get to that level. Thats when most bands give up.

So lesson is, have money in the bank for a good year or so's living, if you've already got your **** together, and have a sound that you honestly think is that marketable.

Or atleast, thats what the four books I read on the music industry say...


EDIT:

Dude. Your fourteen.

No label is going to sign you.
They want bands that can sustain themselves on a tour, mom and dad cant come...

Sorry man, in a few years, you might be all set to go, but nobody gets signed at 14 in this day and age.
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#15
Yeah... if you're 14 I wouldn't bother. Even if you did manage to get signed, you'd be a novelty and most real music listeners would mock you to no end. Either way, stay away from the major labels. Maybe start your own in a few years.
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#17
Roadrunner > You.

Too bad it would be too hard to try and get in.

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would be interested in modern rock? like Nickleback kinda rock

Indie labels preffered, but Majors are cool too.

Just our bands finishing our demo tommorow and want to fish it off to a load of companies, so we were wondering who are the labels to send to if you're modern rock?


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