Major Labels Looking for Talent
Getting signed to a major record label can be the launch pad of a skyrocketing career. However, these days, major labels looking for talent are few and far between. Most of them do not want to outlay the amount of capital needed to launch an unknown artist unless you can already prove that you are saleable. Most major labels will not even accept unsolicited demos.
That is not to say that major labels looking for talent to don’t exist. After all, the artists that they already promote will eventually retire and they will need to look for new talent. It is just that these labels will more than likely try to poach an artist who has already gotten a contract with an independent label and is looking for a more lucrative deal.
Major labels looking for talent want to find people that can prove they will make the label money. This means hard facts about number of concerts and the number of attendees. It means profit and loss figures about previous record releases, whether self-released or done under a different label. It also means having an agent or a manager who can approach the major label on your behalf.
If you are a new band who is just breaking into the business and someone approaches you claiming that they have the inside track on major labels looking for talent, be skeptical. If their deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is. There are people out there that will promise to get you a record deal if you pay them a fee upfront. Don’t think that you can leapfrog to the top. Instead, build your fan base until you are a big enough presence that major labels will come looking for you.