What to Do if Your Band is Unsigned

by brlamc

Looking to get your band signed? There's several things you can do to get your band signed now.

If you’re a struggling band that hasn't been signed yet there are several things you can do to get signed. The music industry doesn't usually come to you have to go out and make things happen, here’s how to do it. it takes time tog et signed but it is possible if you are willing to work at it and do what it takes.


One thing you must do if your band isn’t signed is to keep up your promotions efforts. You can’t hope to get signed if you aren’t spreading your music as much as possible.  Try giving away free CD samples at local gigs, offering to play for free at events, and produce flyers and other promotional items as much as possible. The more effort you put into promotions the better things will be for your band. No one will sign you if they can’t find you. Make sure your band also has an excellent website and that you have plenty of samples for people to hear as well as information about your band. There’s also many website online that wil promote your band for you so make use of these resources.

Make Videos

Another thing you should do is make as many videos as possible. These cаn be of recent concerts or if you can afford it try to have some music videos produced and use good video production people to help you do it. Videos should be a large portion of your promotion efforts and with website such as YouTube that get tons of hits each day, your music will spread quickly. If some cases the videos don’t even have to be that good as there have been several recent artists picked up just because of their videos on YouTube.

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Use Social Media

Social media has become a revolution as of late and you can use this to your advantage. Make sure you have both a Twitter account and a fan page on Facebook. Both of these sites cаn help you promote your band and increase the chances that you’ll get signed by someone. You can post videos, images, and let fans know about your upcoming events. Social media is an inexpensive way to spread your music all ove the place. Make sure you do it in the right way and avoid spam tactics as these will backfire on you. Try to have giveaways and other free items as a thank you for checking out your music.

Go Independent

If your band isn’t signed to a major label it may be time to think about going independent. Doing everything yourself is a lot of work but the results can be worth it or you can try to find a smaller label to sign you. Many artists have seen great success by thinking smaller and not reaching for the big time. There are countless artists who don’t go the mainstream route but have a large loyal following. If this following grows, the bigger labels may pay you more attention and be willing to sign you to larger contracts.

Updated: 08/06/2013, brlamc
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