FAQ - Is an independent label or a major label better?

Both independent and major labels offer career development and artist promotion. Determining which is right for your career is a personal decision.

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Posted by jesse cole on 2004-11-06 at 6:18:43 pm

This section is really weak. maybe some major labels sponsor this website or are affiliated with them, so you dont want to expand on the evils of major labels vs. the limitations of independents?? Whats the point of this site anyway, to tell people a bunch of crap they already know?

Posted by David F. Bills on 2004-11-08 at 5:34:36 pm

Jesse: There are no labels involved in the site.  If you have some constructive comments on this topic, we’d certainly be open to read and possibly even post them. 

The point of the site is to help beginning songwriters to learn about the music biz and hopefully to give them a leg up on others in the complex system that we call the music industry.

Posted by Tom Baldwin on 2004-11-23 at 10:16:51 pm

I normally write pop songs, but have a song that would be considered pop-christian- Who and how could I submit it- it’s been played on the air and everyone says they think it’s a hit song? [url=http://www.kickstomp@comcast.net]http://www.kickstomp@comcast.net[/url]

Posted by Lem Genovese on 2005-01-03 at 1:18:44 am

After studying the Music Biz for four decades and have watched friends and acquaintances who were big in the 1960’s and 1970’s lose their BIG name Major Label contracts - it boils down to CONTROL of your music, how much you are willing to sacrifice of yourself and your future life and whether or not you have the NEXT big thing for the Big Leagues which is notorously fickle. Hope this helps.

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