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Readers Respond: Do You Dream of a Deal or Are You Self Release All The Way?

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From the article: Do I Need a Record Deal?

There have never been more tools available to musicians who want to self release their music, but even though the framework is in place, do you want to take on all the work? In other words, if you could wave a wand and create your perfect situation, would a fair deal with a label be part of the picture, or would you be master of your musical empire? Share your thoughts about record deals and why you'd like to land one or why labels don't stand a chance with you.

Note: This form is NOT for soliciting record deals. Please use this form to discuss your opinion on signing a deal versus self-releasing.

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my strugle

hello i am precious igbinosun by name i am from benin city,am 17yrs old i am a talented singer i do RnB i got nobody to support me in my music i need help please contact me with 08136444381 and on facebook precious xander may God send me a helper in jesus name amen......
—Guest precious igbins

Make music all day

All I want to do is music. Anything else is like prison. But I'm not progressing fast enough and I'm not good enough....yet.....
—Guest A MD Kid

shoiphie

im realy want my dream to come true my dream is i want be the best singer of the year.
—Guest mya

can i sing on a cummputer

can i sing on a cummputer my mom phone nummber is 5017075408
—Guest ice 27

have my dreams come true at age 14

Hi me and my friend like to sing and we would want to be famous and earn our own money cuz of our talent s how is it possible
—Guest brayan

My dream

I have written 2 songs and my dream is for someone already famous to record one or both of them. I need the money to take care of my family and a house. After losing my mom to breast cancer in 2011 it has been really really hard for me. At times I feel like I have the whole world on my shoulders then I remember I told my mom I would try to hold on to the house. I'm struggling but I do not want a hand out just an opportunity. Someone out there please give this old chick a chance and help me keep my promise to mom. Thank you
—Guest Zana

help me forfill my dream plz

Im a 16 year old girl who lives in Bishop Lavis and badly want to become a singer,dancer and actress. Anyone who can help me please help because singing and dancing is my life and I cant go a day without it. I also belong to a dance crew called Jappie Starz.......
—Guest amber saaiman

i do

i do want to be famous but its too hard for me i can sing i can rap but i cant be famous
—Guest katlehor

To producers

I have been good for as long i remember , am 15 years old , good in rapping live in south africa in the mpumalanga province
—Guest Gangstar of love aka golden angel

Who knows?

I love music and would love an opportunity to record multiple studio musicians. But will I really be free to create the music that is meaningful to me? I am not sure. If I was offered I would say yes. But I have a feeling I may regret this. So, meanwhile I am comfortable making music in relative obscurity because I make music that is honest and is what I intend it to be. You tell me what you think!
—Guest Jared Estes

No

I love music and would love an opportunity to record multiple studio musicians. But will I really be free to create the music that is meaningful to me? I am not sure. If I was offered I would say yes. But I have a feeling I may regret this. So, meanwhile I am comfortable making music in relative obscurity because I make music that is honest and is what I intend it to be. You tell me what you think!
—Guest Jared Estes

I need sponsor or record label

My name is jolaosho olabanji..my stage name is"DOTSIX..am a very talented Afrohiphop and Rnb songwriter and singer,.i started my music career since my secondary school days,now am an Nd holder.I have two singles titled"OMOGE &TAKING OVER..this songs worth making me the very "New born star"..but i lack sponsor or record label to take me to the next level,.though,my parent tried their best to support me up to this stage''but in order to meet up with the expected ends..i really needs AN ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY OR PERSONEL SUPPORT..thanks and God bless you!.
—Guest DOTSIX..08161184328

i wanna be famous

eversince my parents got divorced....the only that understood me was music and thats all i wanna do....its in me....in my blood...sometimes when i look into the mirror i know im made for music im just waiting for someone to notice me
—Guest denzel

Plz help me!!!!11!!!

guyz plz help it iz my dream of becuming a famus singer n i rlly love taylor swift n i want to b like her HELP A SISTER OUT PPL! I play guitar and i am rlly talented so Simon Cowle if ur readin this hit me up thanx in advance, fAMUS SINGA xXx
—Guest fAMUS SINGA

god legend of rap music

https://myspace.com/reggiemac11 call me at 252 6355009
—Guest Reggie THE MAC RAW

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