#057: How Can a Small Town Musician get Signed to a Foreign Label?In episode 57 of DAWCast: Music Entrepreneurship, I take a look at how a small town musician can get signed to a foreign label.

On January 1, I had a question from a young DJ and EDM producer from the Czech Republic, asking how he could make his major label aspirations a reality.

I shared my ideas with him by responding to his email, but I also wanted to take a closer look at the issue in a podcast episode, so here it is!

In this episode, you will discover:

  • Why location is an important consideration in building a music career and getting signed.
  • Why musicians need to be thinking about their touring prospects when they’re in the process of determining where their home base should be.
  • How the lack of likeminded people can affect your passion and drive.
  • Why touring and performing is hugely important if you’re interested in getting signed.
  • How your branding can impact your ability to get signed to a major label.
  • Why you need to be business-minded if you want to get signed.
  • Why you should consider building a team to help you accomplish your goals.
  • Why you need to prove your value to labels.
  • How networking can benefit your career.
  • Why 1,000 Facebook ‘likes’ does not equate to 1,000 loyal fans.

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Author: David Andrew Wiebe

David Andrew Wiebe has built an extensive career in songwriting, live performance, recording, session playing, production work, investing, and music instruction. In addition to helping musicians unlock their full potential, he also continues to maintain a touring schedule with multiple bands.