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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Demo Recordings: Which is Better, High Production Value or Lo-Fi?

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Keep your initial investment to a minimum, because even if a label wants it, they may not want to shell five grand for it. In addition to shopping it around, do what you can to give your career and these songs some forward motion. Put your two best tracks online and promote them through the channels you probably are well acquainted with, try to get some reposts on the sites that matter for the kind of music you make, get some local press, make sure you are playing a show or two every month. It makes you attractive because you are not a baby that needs some handholding, you are playing out--you aren't 19 and think a label is going to put it all in motion for you. That's a good thing to play up when you are talking to labels. You are mature and connected, know what you part is and how to play it. If you are making good music, have something people want--that makes you a better prospect than most.

Good luck, Fan

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