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How To Get Signed To A Record Label In Nigeria!!! by Rapmoney(m): 2:03pm On Oct 13, 2015
As an Artiste you are to understand what music is, and what the music business is. The Nigerian Music Industry has developed so much so that people earn a living from music, to the point that artistes’ like Wizkid can afford to buy a Porche which goes for over 50million Naira without having to call on Mummy and Daddy. If you have the mindset that music is business, then you will think like a business man. In business we invest to get returns, and so it is with music. No record label will want to sign someone that has not developed a brand for himself that they can invest in.

In an interview with Audu Maikori, president of Chocolate City he said “For you to get into Chocolate City system, you really must have worked on yourself. Like some of the artistes we are considering now, they are people that have been doing their own thing. You can’t walk up to me and say you are an artiste and you want a record deal with just two Facebook likes or followers, I won’t take you seriously. People are looking for content.  There are people with no talent with five thousand followers; that means they are actively engaging and doing something. It’s important that you have those followers because it shows me you have fans. How was Justin Bieber found on YouTube? He has fans and he was marketing himself.

Chocolate City will not wake up one day and say, “You, it looks like there is hope for you, lets sign you.” No, you have to be active. You must be doing things. Then based on these things, we can say, “Wow, you need some support and we can sign you.” Labels don’t change you, they add to what you already have.”

In an interview with Banky W, president of Empire Mates Entertainment, he said that you have to be doing your thing, attending shows etc, stressing that Skales and Niyola were discovered in shows, while they were doing their own thing.

TO GET SIGNED TO A RECORD LABEL IN NIGERIA

You have to:

1. WORK ON YOURSELF/SONG: You have to ensure that your song is good, and acceptable. Get a very good production for your song. Listen to songs of top musicians and compare with yours, then fill the missing link.

2. CREATE A BRAND FOR YOURSELF: In the music industry, presence matters a lot. Remember, every business man or woman will want to invest in a fertile ground.  Seeing they say is believing. They have to see something that will convince them to invest in you. They will only associate with you when they feel you are already successful. Locate a branding and packaging company that can help you in building a brand for yourself. Customize your wardrobe, have a website, etc.

3. LET THE WORLD KNOW ABOUT IT: To minimize cost as an upcoming artiste I advise you to make use of the new media (Internet, social media) create a buzz around you. Have a facebook fan page, twitter /youtube account and increase your fanbase.

Then you will attract the best record deal.

Article written by Sheba Macby


http://www.shebaentertainment.com/index.php/music-news/how-to-get-signed-on-to-a-record-label-in-nigeria

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Re: How To Get Signed To A Record Label In Nigeria!!! by braine(m): 2:05pm On Oct 13, 2015
Noted.
Re: How To Get Signed To A Record Label In Nigeria!!! by Rapmoney(m): 2:07pm On Oct 13, 2015
braine:
Noted.
Re: How To Get Signed To A Record Label In Nigeria!!! by Rapmoney(m): 2:10pm On Oct 13, 2015
airmark, please do the needful so that young artistes in the house can share from the info! cheesy cool
Re: How To Get Signed To A Record Label In Nigeria!!! by Awesomeking(m): 3:25pm On Oct 13, 2015
Yeah,this post is filled with truth..

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Re: How To Get Signed To A Record Label In Nigeria!!! by Rapmoney(m): 3:39pm On Oct 13, 2015
Awesomeking:
Yeah,this post is filled with truth..
Thanks. That's why I shared it.
Re: How To Get Signed To A Record Label In Nigeria!!! by Nobody: 3:53pm On Oct 13, 2015
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Re: How To Get Signed To A Record Label In Nigeria!!! by Airforce1(m): 4:01pm On Oct 13, 2015
Storeburn:
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Thanks man
Re: How To Get Signed To A Record Label In Nigeria!!! by OasisofRefuge(f): 4:32pm On Oct 13, 2015
nice one @op

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Re: How To Get Signed To A Record Label In Nigeria!!! by Rapmoney(m): 9:25pm On Oct 13, 2015
OasisofRefuge:
nice one @op
Thanks dear! cheesy
Re: How To Get Signed To A Record Label In Nigeria!!! by Hizzy(m): 9:42pm On Oct 13, 2015
Am an up_coming artist I have come a cross this article several times but any way to get signed is not easy otherwise I would have been signed I have many spectacular songs, I have JIM JIM, BOUNCE, BELUCHI
etc I have gotten 30k downloads on my JIM JIM about 7k downloads on BOUNCE and 100 downloads from my BELUCHI but the funny thing I don't even have management, Sponsor or label but am still doing great songs but I believe one day it will happen check my signature

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