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Great guest post on Thorny Bleeder from Jeff Odeja that takes the form of 5 things that Jeff wishhes he had known when he was in a band trying to ‘make it’!

1 ) How can I get signed?
Well, How many people are coming out to your live shows on a regular basis? How many ‘records’ or singles are you selling? Is this generating enough of a buzz to interest industry professionals? How about generating an income? In most cases, to be honest, no one wants to sign you unless you’re really worth their while. Are your sales going to amount to paying for some of the marketing costs / salaries associated with hiring a team? Having a label behind you is essentially just having a big team of experienced professionals (in some cases) working your music for you. If you’re not making tens of thousands of dollars, why bother?

Read the tips here.