How to Get Your Music Heard by Local Record Labels

If you want to get your music heard by local record labels, there are some steps that you can take to increase your chances of having this happen. If you dream of becoming a singer or musician, you may be frantically trying to get discovered. One of the things that you should be working toward is making a demo and getting it heard. While that might not easy to do, it's not impossible. However, it will require some effort on your part, and in the end, it will all be worth it.

Garner Interest in Your Music

Long before you submit your demo to a label, you'll want to gain fans and interest in your music. You do this by playing as much as you can.

  • Play in local bars and clubs.

  • Offer to play at fundraisers.

  • Play at parties if given the opportunity.

The more people see and hear you, the better. Not only will you be getting your name out there, but you'll be gaining valuable experience, which will only make you better. When you play local community events, you are also earning goodwill throughout the community, and this could be helpful at some point.

Choose the Right Label for Your Music

Know who and what you are. It's essential to have the right labels in mind before sending a submission. If you play EDM music, you need the name of an EDM label. If you play country music, you want to submit to labels that cater to country music, and so on. Know where you fit in, and it will be easier for you.

There's No Room for Amateur Demos

You may feel like an amateur since you're not signed to a label yet, but record company executives never want to receive an amateur demo. In the past, these types of demos may have been accepted, but things have changed. These days it's possible and easy to have a professional sounding demo recorded, right in your own home. Take the time to create the very best demo you can.

You are following your dreams of a career in music. Take your time and do everything right. If you play your cards right, labels may have already heard of you and listened to your music before they even get the demo. The more fans you have, the better your chances of having this happen. Above all, make sure your demo is professional. If it's not, you run the risk of being dismissed as someone who is not serious about their music.

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