Are you frustrated or disappointed at where you are at in your indie music career? Would you like a record deal? teaches artists how to survive and prosper in the music business with or without a record deal. But… here are some links to A&R; resources we feel will help you on your path to a getting a record deal if you want one: Record Deal Book Directory- Lots of books here on the subject of how to get signed to a record deal and the music business. Browse our Musician’s Mall by subject, category, book title, or by author. We’re sure you’ll find what you’re looking for here.
So You Think You Want A Record Deal by Chris Standring – Informative e-book on what you need to do to get a record label’s attention…and then get signed to a record deal.
Inside A&R: The Musician’s Guide to Pursuing a Major Label Record Deal by Ken Krongard & Evan Sanchez – If you’re serious about getting a major label record deal, then this is a great book to have. The authors are major label A&R professionals who have worked with and signed Avril Lavigne, Sugar Ray, Brandy, Kiss and more.
In this book, they spell out, step-by-step, how you can dramatically increase your chances of being signed in today’s music industry. They tell you what the major labels are really looking for, how to contact the right people and how to make the labels contact you! They also teach you how to construct a demo package that will get listened to, how to maximize your live show impact and how to leverage today s new technologies to increase your chances of being discovered. They even include proven strategies for beating the competition and the 10 Essential Do s & Don ts of landing a record deal. We recommend this book highly. 4 1/2 stars out of 5!
The Real Deal: How to Get Signed to a Record Label by Daylle Deanna Schwartz – For any musician playing popular music, The Real Deal is also a must-have guide to winning a recording contract. You’ll learn, step by step, how to prepare a demo & press kit package that will get your music noticed as well as help you reach the right person at all the record labels. There’s a great collection of interviews and quotes in this one from top music industry CEOs, A&R scouts, rappers, artists and more about how they got signed and how you can get signed to a record label too. 4 stars out of 5!
The A&R Registry – This is THE MUSIC BIBLE for A&R contact information. If you’re serious about getting a recording contract, this directory–updated every other month–will give you the direct dial phone numbers of A&R scouts at both indie and major label record labels! It also publishes the name of the CEO and A&R reps’ assistants, secretaries (so you can win them over too), website URLs and get this…even all their private email addresses! 5 stars out of 5!
The Eight Reasons Why You Are Not Signed To A Record Deal by Stacy Lefevre – A great article on things to do (and NOT do) if you want to get a recording contract these days. 4 1/2 stars out of 5! How to Increase Your Odds at Getting Signed to a Record Deal by Bobby Borg – Author Bobby Borg (The Musicians Handbook) explains the process of getting signed and reveals ways that your music can grab a record label’s attention. 3 stars out of 5
Think Like A Record Company by Diane Rapaport – Want a major label record deal? Are you sure? Author Diane Rapaport lays out the cold hard financial facts about record deals here. 3 stars out of 5. Getting Signed Complete Record Deal/Getting Signed Article Directory- You’ll find dozens more exclusive articles here on the subject of A&R, record deals and how to get signed.