Owen Husney, a manager, talks about today's lack of artist development by the record companies and the importance of a fan base.
If bands want quality guidance from a label they need to have already proved themselves independently.
So, in Owen's words, you need to present yourself / your band on a silver platter.
The labels don't want to do any work.
Essentially, you need to build up your own fanbase and prove that you can sell records independently in order to get label attention.
So why sign with a major label? I've been asking myself that for quite some time now...
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