Originally Posted by BradGunnerSGT
I say you should skip the "labels" process and send the EP out for mastering (which will tweak the EQ and overall volume so that the songs sound good on a variety of sound systems, from a mono iPhone speaker to a car stereo to a regular stereo), and then upload it to Bandcamp or CDBaby. Don't waste time shopping your songs around to labels, start selling them now and if people like them and you get a following then the labels will come to you. CDBaby / Tunecore can push the songs out to iTunes, Amazon, etc.. with full Soundscan reporting so your friends can buy the EP and you get 70% of the money instead of pennies on the dollar like with a label. If you can stand behind your recordings as being polished representations of your songs, then go for it!
Thanks for the reply! The CD is completely mixed and mastered. Were just waiting on artwork and duplication at the minute. We just want to know is it worth sending labels the EP as apposed to waiting to be noticed. Like i said before, weve heard sending the label your demo limits your say in the deal, yet if you wait to be noticed that might never happen in the first place! Its a vicious circle at best!