How can I get my band signed?

How can I get my band signed? Topic: Great cover letter opening
November 21, 2019 / By Markus
Question: I have a band called The Catalysts ..We are from India.. We play Alternative Rock. We are a teen band.. So I wanted to know will someone sign us? and how do we get signed?
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Jerold Jerold | 1 day ago
Ahh, if it were only that easy. Q: "Will you sign my band?" A: "Uhh, OK." First, sending unsolicited demos to record labels is just a waste of your time and resources. The majority of the labels out there will either refuse the delivery, or throw it away without even opening the package. The reason is because people are freakin' law suit happy now. Let's say you send in a song, they listen to it, but decide it's not a fit. You get the nice rejection letter after that. Then, 6 months from now they have a major artist that comes out with a song that sounds like what you sent in. Now, you figure they ripped off your song...so you file a lawsuit. Multiply that by a hundred times over, and that's why labels rarely accept unsolicited material any more. You need to have it presented by either a manager or entertainment lawyer. At least, that's what it's devolved into here in the US. In these days of CD Baby, iTunes, & YouTube, why do you need to be "signed". A lot of bands have left their labels behind and are doing it on their own now....mainly for financial reasons. If you're with a label, you might get a dollar for every album your sell. Yeah, you read that right...ALBUM...not a single song. And you're not going to see any money until the label recoups their investment in you (recording time / advertising / printing and duplication costs / promotion). Friends of mine from the area "made it" in the late 80's / early 90's....Google the band "Dangerous Toys". They were signed to a major label. Their first album went gold, but the second and third...not so much as far as sales goes. They had great tour support from the label for a while, but that dried up when their record sales did. After 4 or so years, their contract was up, and they owed the label serveral hundred thousand dollars. Still want to get signed? If you do, nobody is going to touch you unless you can show you already have a fan base. You do that from playing shows and getting professional recordings and video out there. And please tell me you're writing your own material. The world really doesn't need another teen cover band. Record a demo (professionally in a studio...not through someone' iPhone), make a video or two (again, professionally), put 'em out there and see what happens. Good luck. Greetings from Austin, TX Ken
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Jerold Originally Answered: How do band directors use math? Please include marching band, concert band finances, like buying instruments
This would be a little easier to answer whether I knew if you are in band or not...so I will treat you as you are not, and if you are, well...quick review. There are fractions, also known as the time signature. If the time signature is 4/4, the band director must conduct the band a certain way so they can easily follow the band director's arm movements. The dircector moves his/her arms as down, in, out, up..over and over again at a stady quarter note beat. If it is in 3/4, the director must move his/her arms as down, out, up at a steady quarter note beat. The top and bottom number means something. If the band director (or students) didn't know what the top and bottom stands for, they would be lost. The nominator stands for how many beats per measure, and the denominator stands for what note gets the beat. There you go...fractions! High school band directors must know the lay out of felid he/she wants for the marching band's competition or performance. You have to find the area of the feild. You must calculate how far apart let's say, Bobbie and John must stand from each other. The band director must calculate which way for the students to move and how far so they will not run into each other. Some band directors host fund raisers for the band. Let's say the kids are selling 52 candy bars for one dollar each. The band director is responsible for counting all the money students turn in. If the band director does not do this, the band director can become in trouble for not sending the right amount of money in. Students in band usually either 1. have thier own instrument, 2. rent one from a music store, or 3. borrow one of the school's. The money you collect from fund raisers is used to purchase new instruments for the students who cannot afford to buy or rent an instrument. The only way band directors really use math here is counting the money needed to send for that particular instrument and send it in to the music shop. In the band wants to go on a feild trip, the band director must have the students turn in the amount of money it costs for them to go, and thier share of the charter bus payment. Let's say it costs $35 for the student to go on the trip. The band director needs to busses, and for to rent one bus for 8 hours is $200. The band director must be able to figure out how much money per student that would be, and the total cost of going on the trip plus the bus share. I hope I helped! Email if you have anymore questions! Also, it probally would be a good idea to get the band director at you school's point of view.
Jerold Originally Answered: How do band directors use math? Please include marching band, concert band finances, like buying instruments
Time measures when performing the music, instrument costs, travel costs when the band goes on trips, etc.

Gil Gil
First you need a fanclub, then record a demo and send it in to multiple companies, you want your fanbase firs though, at least 150 people to show that people will buy your music if you get signed.
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Donald Donald
Record a demo and send it to multiple record labels. Whichever label gives you the best deal, you accept the offer to be signed to them.
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