Looking for a manager or record label?
I’ve seen this day after day on different message boards. Songwriter/recording artists asking for a manager, publishing deal or a record label to sign them, get them gigs or the dreaded “Take me to the next level!”
All over the country people are looking for the magic shortcut to stardom. I blame the whole Star search/American Idol mentality for this phenomenon. The fantasy that “If only someone would hear my music they would instantly know what an amazing talent I am” Then they would put me in a limo and carry me away to stardom and fantastic gigs where a huge audience would show up etc. They would invest the sizeable amount of money , time and dedication it takes to promote my artistic career.
THIS IS A FANTASY.
I think you need to know that you’ll NEVER get what you’re looking for just by posting on Craigs List or any other message board.
You may be quite talented and have a look and you may even have great music [I haven’t heard your stuff but it doesn’t matter]
THERE ARE NO MANAGERS, PUBLISHERS OR RECORD LABELS SEARCHING FOR YOU~!!!!
Even if they were what do you have to offer them?
The only thing you could possibly have to offer any manager is a fully operational business that has grown to the point that you are no longer able to manage it youself. No one will work for free anymore which is what you’re asking…no one cares if you have RAW talent.
What you need to do is put a business plan into action yourself and build a fan base that is consistent to the point where you can attract a manager who will then take a percentage of your already flowing revenue stream to bring you to a higher level of venue/audience etc. This is the current business model, and the sooner you understand this the less time you’ll spend hoping for someone to come along and do the hardest part of the work for you
[YOU NEED TO DO THIS YOURSELF!!!! THE PAINFUL SLOW PROCESS OF BUILDING YOUR MUSIC BUSINESS CAREER TO THE POINT IT SUSTAINS YOU FINANCIALLY] Then and only then can you choose the right management team for you.