Marcus Taylor, founder of, shares his insight into how you can approach a label on the Creative Choices website.

When musicians ask me for advice on how to get signed I usually start off by telling them the same advice my first label manager told me – ‘think like a record label’.

The reason why this concise tip is so effective is because so many musicians fail to understand the motivations that drive record labels. When you stop and ask yourself what the record labels really want, you can work on providing it.

Since 2006 I’ve released music on five different record labels, on top of running my own independent record label. In this post I want to share with you two important lessons I’ve learnt from my experience that will help you to think like a record label and approach labels without being ignored.

Read more on the Creative Choices website.

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