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I didnâ€™t really know what I was doing, and itâ€™s been a series of trial and error ever since when I started my record label in 2015. Nevertheless, i am over repeatedly reminded of one thing Kurt Ballou (of Converge popularity) said in an interview with Party Smasher Inc. about making oneâ€™s own opportunities: â€œPretend do you know what youâ€™re doing unless you do.â€
As you go if you want to start a label, or do a labelâ€™s functional job for your own musical project, just start doing it and figure it out. Below are a few plain items that i am doing as a label owner which may assist both you and help you save a while if you opt to take this course too.
Iâ€™ve chose to split my yearâ€™s worth of real information into two sections: circulation and advertising. This part shall be about circulation. (Note: here is the action you typically just take after pressing an archive. For lots more on pushing accurate documentation, see my sonicbids that are last here.)
The easiest method to start out offering your releases is by your own personal online shop. From my personal findings, labels and bands most commonly usage Limited Run, Big Cartel, and Storenvy. All three are absolve to subscribe to, but i favor Storenvy since it provides limitless item listings for no charge that is additional. Regarding the disadvantage, it will take 15 per cent of my sales, but it is a small cost to pay money for ease of use and unlimited items.