Originally Posted by drummingman
Can you all tell me what you think is the best way to get funded by a record label to where it is advantageous for both the band and the label?
I'm not aware of a way to have both. If you were to be signed, you can be sure it's for the label's
advantage, not the band's. If the band makes it to the end of their contract, has been successful and the label wants to hang on, only then
does the band possess any negotiating power.
Longevity is the way to make money in this business, very very VERY
few artists make any real money right off the bat (and only a few of them can hang onto it.)
Things just aren't as simple or fair as you'd like them to be regarding the business.