Record Labels 101

Whether you have major label aspirations or want to know how to start a record label, this labels 101 guide has you covered. How DO you start a record label? What are the pros and cons of major labels and indie labels? Should you start a record label? How can you get money to start a record label? All these questions and more are covered right here. Read on, and click on the links to get in-depth answers.

Before You Start a Record Label

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So, you're considering starting a record label, but are you sure it is the right choice for you? Get help breaking down the argument in your mind and figure out if record label life is the life for you with this look at what you need to know before you take the plunge. More

How to Start a Record Label

If you've decided that you want to start a record label - whether you're planning to start a label to release your music, or you're going to be hunting for new artists to bring to the world - this step by step guide will teach you how to get your small indie label up and running so you can get that first release out there. More

Definition: Indie Label

Getting a little confused by all this indie label/major label terminology? Find out what makes an indie. More

Music Industry Funding 101

If you've figured out that you want to start a record label, it's now time to figure out how you're going to pay for it. Visit Music Industry Funding 101 to find out your options. More

Do I Need a Record Label?

Just how relevant are record labels these days. Whether you're a musician weighing up your options or considering you want to start a record label yourself, find out how record deals figure for artists in today's music climate. More

Major Label Deal Pros and Cons

Every type of label brings something different to the table. Find out the pros and cons of working with a major record label. More

Indie Label Deal Pros and Cons

What do indie labels have that majors don't - and where do the majors win out? Find out more. More

Indie Label Profiles

Get the inside stories of some of the most success indie labels around. More

Major Label Profiles

Browse profiles of the majors and find out how they rose to the top of the game. More

Record Label Interviews

What better way to find out what running a label is like than hearing it right from the horse's mouth? These record label interviews let you do just that. More

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