Atlantic Records has always been near and dear to me because a lot of my favorite bands have been signed to the label.
With this acquisition, submissions to this record label are no longer possible.
That’s what happens with major labels. They have SO many people submitting material that they literally cannot accept any new material. If you send them something it goes straight to the trash.
So, how do you get major record label attention?
Atlantic Records actually has a spot on their website that asks this same question. They answer what they are looking for in a series of blog posts on their website. http://www.atlanticrecords.com/posts/category/how-get-signed
How to Get Signed
- Start at home – build a fan base in your backyard. Get all of your family and friends excited about what you’re doing.
- Spread the word – spread the word on social media. Social media stats (real stats – not inflated fake ones) have become huge factors when A&R reps are considering an artist.
- Perform at every opportunity – work your way out of your city into other areas and continue to spread the word.
The story was the same for every single one.
No major label was interested in them until they proved that they could do it on their own.
They were already successful as independent artists BEFORE they got their major label deal.
There is an alternative.
Target small indie record labels, They will accept your submissions and give you valuable feedback.
You don’t have to wait and shouldn’t. Start submitting and growing your fan base today!