The album I’m working on now is also a book, a movie and merchandise. Now, I have two complete visions for this project: 1. To do it DIY like I do everything else, or 2. To do it bigger, with a major label attached to all properties. If you were me, what would you do?
Jeannette (a brokeheart pro)
I think your band’s sound has the potential to achieve a mainstream crossover someday–you guys got a ton of votes in the Wemix competition, so people obviously like it. Success will take time, hard work, good ideas, and some level of luck…But in the meantime, I would imagine that the best thing you can do is try to build things as much as possible without signing to a major. In your case, signing a contract should be the result of having an amazing band, sound, live show, and fanbase. Don’t let the cart lead the horse–focus on building a big live show following and online fanbase, and by the time the labels figure it out, you’ll be able to negotiate a much better deal for yourselves.
PS – don’t let them take your web domain rights and ownership of your fan club. The last thing you want to do is give them the power of your mailing list and your online community.
PPS – I want to point out that Jeannette gets it: she remembered to tastefully add her myspace link in her post (I didn’t add it).