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How to Start Your Own Independent Record Label

What is a e record label?

Record labels create and promote music recordings and music  videos which are then packaged into digital, CD ROM, DVD and other available formats. Other duties include artist scouting and development;  brand and trademark management; and coordinating the production, manufacture, distribution, marketing, promotion, and enforcement of copyright for their artistes’ sound recordings and music video. 

Why start your own independent record label?

In the past, the music industry was controlled by mega giant record labels such as Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and EMI Group. 
Independent labels  were non – existent and began to emerge as the major companies signed fewer and fewer artistes. Independent labels  also satisfied the demand among fans for genres that were not promoted by the big guns.

Independent record labels can be run as small co-operations or as entities consisting of one or two people. They  usually operate without funding  from the major  record labels and have gained some amount of success, with artistes winning major music awards in some cases.

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How do independent record labels make money? ​​​​

Independent record labels recoup costs from music royalties. According to Taxi.com, while indie labels have to be more careful with the allocation of expenses, the advantage is that they can make and promote records for far lower costs than major labels and be profitable with far fewer sales.

Additionally, in my mind, the plethora of resources that are available on the market for digital music publishing and promotion create a truly feasible environment for anyone to establish  a record label, even if only to market their own music.

What are some costs involved in music production?

Costs involved in music production include recording, manufacturing, royalty, promotion and distribution of the music of artists signed to the label. However, with the plethora of opportunities available for music licensing and syncronization, among others, a savvy record label can maximize profits and recoups costs, making a nice profit in the interim.

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How can you start your own record label

Are you passionate about music? Do you enjoy helping others to succeed in music? Are you longing to start you own record label? If the answer is YES, what would you do to get up and running?

Would you like to?

1. Obtain a Record Label business plan that would help you to start and run your own successful music company? A Record Label business plan is an important document that summarizes the objectives of your business. It also contains the detailed plans and budgets showing how your business objectives will be achieved.

2. Clearly state you businesses’ mission or general purpose?

3. Know how to write the executive summary or the main highlights of your business plan, including the products and services you plan to provide?

4. Know what marketing and promotional strategies you should implement from the initial release of the music product as well as subsequent releases?

5. Know the details to be included in your businesses’ Financial Plan?

Would you like own customizable templates for all of these documents, including all of the FREE music business contracts you need?

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