Music Business Education Resources
To help serve an ever-growing need for information about the music business, we have included the following informational resources to assist artists, bands and musicians who are serious about their careers. How you use this information will depend on you and how much work you are willing to put into your career. The advice given here comes from top music industry professionals.
WORDS TO ASPIRING ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS:
Your art is very important, but don't minimize the importance of educating yourself about the business side of music. There are NO free rides in this business, only people who pay to get on the bus. You pay by hard work, financial investment and creating a definite business plan. Those who do are successful, those who don't are "now-and-then-er's". As a record label, we encourage those who have the motivation and the determination to WORK their craft to contact us if you are looking for top-notch distribution. Getting "signed" to a record label does NOT mean instant success. We are only one of a number of tools that are used in the overall marketing of your music.YOU, as an artist, are the center point.
PAY ATTENTION TO THIS NEXT STATEMENT AND TAKE IT SERIOUSLY.
If you are not out there developing your fanbase and performing on a regular basis, YOU WILL NOT SELL CD'S. We can get your record released and distributed, will represent your music to music publishers and obtain additional exposure. We do this for a fee. (either an upfront fee or a percentage of the deal) HOWEVER, before contacting us, you should have already developed a fanbase and should be gigging on a regular basis.If you understood the above, and are ready to be considered, we invite you to contact us.Send a cover letter, a professional media kit, your performance schedule and a SASE to:
Dimension One Records
Attention: Submissions Dept.
2754 Rosehall Lane
Aurora, IL 60503