Zayn Malik, the Manchester teen sensation with Movietube The Voice of his generation, has landed his first record deal — and he’s not even 21! The “We Are All One” singer just signed a multi-album deal with Universal Music Group. Zayn is getting his first taste of global success, but he doesn’t have to worry about being judged for who he is or what he does for a living. While it’s nice to see an artist make their mark in the music industry, it’s also great to see an agency work with the artist to get their first album deal. For one thing, putting your hard-workin’ on display through an agency doesn’t hurt. They’re also a lot more organized than you think. So how do you get started? Here’s everything you need to know.
Start with an agent
The first step toward any career change is to start with an agent. While it’s easy to get stumped when it comes to how to get started, an agent is crucial to any young artist’s development. It can help to work with an agency that specializes in getting unsigned artists signed to major labels. It can also be a great way to find a local agent that specialize in unsigned artists. If you’re starting out as an artist, you may not have the means to get yourself into an agency. Instead, work with an agency that specializes in booking managers and record companies, so you have the right contacts to get your first album deal. For example, consider Record Land, which specializes in booking managers and recording companies. If you’re starting out as an artist, you may not have the means to get yourself into an agency. Instead, work with an agency that specializes in booking managers and record companies, so you have the right contacts to get your first album deal. For example, consider Record Land, which specializes in booking managers and recording companies.
Ask for a meeting
Even though you don’t have to sign an agreement with any particular label, it’s a good idea to get to know the people running the show before you sign anything. That way you’ll be able to iron out any kinks and make your offer more representative of your ideas and taste. There’s a lot to unpack when you’re just starting out as an artist — but the ideal meeting is to be introduced to the studio, crew, engineers, and managers of record companies. Get to know the executives of record companies in your area, too. These people may be your biggest boosters and sticking points, but you’d do well to remember that.
Explain the offer
After you get to know the operation of an agency, it’s important to start making your pitch to the head of department and the company’s general manager. These people can be your biggest boosters and sticking points, but you’d do well to remember that. So, once you’ve gotten a couple of ears to open up, pitch your album idea to the general manager and head of label. This may sound like a no-brainer, but in reality, you’re probably going to get flak for launching this kind of idea into the open. So, don’t get too comfortable. Keep your ears to the ground and make your pitch as specific and detailed as possible. If you fall into the trap of writing about what you love to do and what you’d like to do, you might get pressed for time and cut yourself off from the conversation. Be ready to explain your idea, what you want to do, and why you think you deserve to be in this industry.
Show up unannounced
You don’t have to be an overnight sensation to get a head start on your career. In fact, you may not be able to get a head start at all. It may be that you’re simply an artist with a greatcherry or a gap in your name. You may need to wait a while before you’re given the opportunity to prove yourself. One of the best ways to get this publicity is to show up unannounced. No matter where you are, no matter what time of the day or night is, stop and look at the skyline. Go up to your room and just draw some images. Put them on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest and share them with your friends. Tell everyone that you’re an artist who just needs some publicity. You could also just sit in a cafe and wait for someone to walk by and take you away from thisARP.
And don’t be afraid to ask for feedback
And last, but not least, is feedback. It’s important to get this feedback now so you can get back to what you love to do. It can also be a great way to get a handle on your personal taste and show us that you’re open to suggestions. You can always change your mind and take another look at an idea. It’s definitely a starting point.
Make your first album a success
Now that you’ve gotten your news, analysis, and feedback, it’s time to turn your attention back to your album and what makes it successful. Once you’ve collected all the info you need to make your first album a success, start recording and writing. Make sure to include all the tracks you’ve been recording, as well as your demo tapes. When you’ve got all the tracks and ideas you need, it’s time to record and mix your first album. This could be any time you’re able to make anricted space at home. Perhaps you have a friend over and you can record a lot at once or you’re at a show and you need some privacy. There are many ways to go about this, but make sure to use these tips.
## Bottom line
Now that you’ve got your foot in the door of the music industry, it’s time to start planning your transition. You don’t have to be an overnight success, but you do have to be patient, consistent, and hard- working. It’s not about being a one-off, it’s about being an artist who knows they’re the one. And that’s exactly what you’re going to do with this album!