So, You Want A Record Deal?
Discover how to get a record deal in the music industry with this one-day course
With the accessibility of online distribution improving year on year, and with more and more artists releasing their own music, it seems odd that it’s still so difficult to get a record deal when it seems to be a dying industry.
So why are record labels still important and desirable in the music industry?
The simple fact is: most songwriters make significant mistakes along the journey from songwriting to releasing their music; whether that’s poor marketing, an underperforming track, or just something else that puts people off. Record labels know how to leverage their experience to ensure this doesn’t happen.
Here at The Songwriting Academy, we’ve collected the experience from all our mentors to produce this one-day course that teaches you exactly what you need to know about record deals. You’ll find out what millions of songwriters around the globe are doing wrong, and what record companies do differently that makes them so successful.
If you write and perform your own music, this course is a fantastic behind-the-scenes look at what you need to do to get noticed by different labels. We work closely with various artists and record labels to bring you the information that’s up to date and accurate for your current situation.
Want to get your songs to the top of the charts and write for the big names in the music industry? This course can help you understand how the industry works, how you should approach each different label and so much more.
Represent an artist? This course will show you how to negotiate contracts, how to identify bad contracts (of which there can be many), and how to ensure your artist gets the deal that would benefit them most. Even if you’re a veteran manager, there’s always something to learn from our course.
If you’re working with an artist to develop their talent, we can show you exactly how to get a record deal that works for them. Our extensive network also means we can contact the people who are willing to work with you.
Introduction to Production Course
The passion of all the lecturers was amazing to see. The sharing of their life experiences that enabled them to get a career in the industry was inspirational and has made me reinforce in my mind it’s truly possible for me!
Special people. Thank you all for some beautiful and amazing times
Just completed my first mentoring session with Mr Martin Sutton … got direction .. critique ..structure .. ongoing goals and targets …lots of advice and a real motivation boost !!! AWESOME !!!
If I hadn’t have come I don’t think I would have believed in myself. you and the course have inspired me and sparked something inside of me to pursue my dream.
I was going to write “you can’t beat Martin Sutton”, but that would sound all wrong. 🙂 So just saying am very happy with mentor session from Superstar Sutton. Virtual hugs all round.
Dominic King… Absolutely Inspirational!!!! Almost did not take up this session, wanted to play it save, but thank God I didn’t !!! Risk aversion you’re a bloody thief. Thanks
Just had an amazing mentoring session with Danny Roberts. He knows his stuff. So much for me to go away and get started on!
epic PR mentoring session with Luc Floreani last night!!!!!
Brilliant. Entertaining. Humorous. Good for business.
Very engaging, high energy and motivating content and delivery. I would highly recommend to anyone.
Feeling thoroughly inspired after a mind-blowing chat with Luc Floreani of Floreani Management. So thankful that he’s willing to share his enthusiasm and give me some new ideas.
Such a great day enjoyed meeting everyone and learned so much!
Had a great and informative mentoring session with Mark Cawley, nice guy, had some interesting left of field ideas for me to try. Thanks Mark
I also had a great 1:1 session with Charlie Dore. Very helpful practical advice and thoroughly lovely person 🙂
Great organisation and inspiring evening
The day went far too quickly
Absolutely amazing, inspirational, insightful session today
rocket fuel for the soul
Another superb mentoring session today with @lovesongwriting “I really like the emotion and honesty in the song” 🙂
10/10 – Excellent and superbly presented, fulfilling, educational and inspiring
Just finished an awesome mentoring session with Charlie Charlie Dore what an inspiration you are Charlie. Thank you for all the excellent advice and guidance.
Just had a fantastic mentoring session with Martin, my first on my platinum membership! Feel completely boosted and grinning away ready to take this year by the horns! Positivity all the way
Fantastic mentoring session with Martin Sutton today, thank you Martin! Great feedback as always
Feeling so blessed to be a part of this songwriting family! Thank you for creating this wonderful community, a place for us all to be creative, passionate, supportive and talented!
Great atmosphere and great for meeting other writers
10/10 Excellent! Really informative and enjoyable
An enormous amount of information and tips to take away, digest and act upon!
Thank you so much for this weekend, really was such a fantastic experience. I’ve learnt so much that I wasn’t able to sleep all last night thinking about it.
10/10 – I really enjoyed the day and look forward to the Bootcamp
Absolutely brilliant! Informative, fun, engaging, great opportunity to network with like-minded people. Great atmosphere!
I’ve finally found myself and my confidence has come back! That is down to what The Songwriting Academy has done for me and given me the boost I needed. I can’t thank you enough
Another incredible mentoring session with Charlie Dore tonight! Really great feedback. So so much to work on and a good challenge but excited to get working on it!
Wonderful uplifting day restoring faith in my path
Thank you Martin Sutton for your continued excellent support during the monthly 1:1’s, general encouragement, and kicks up the rear to keep on improving.
10/10 – The one day course far exceded my expectations. Full of useful information backed up by eveidence. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in the process of writing a song
10/10 – Well worth the travel. I would do it all over tomorrow. I feel a lot more confident now with what I’ve learned.
Thought the course was so good and inspiring, have signed up for the Platinum Mentoring Program!
Great first mentoring session with Martin. Really encouraging, helpful in establishing focus and with so many things to takeaway.
10/10 Thoroughly enjoyed this course, lovely group of people, fun and informative
I’m so freaking excited to be on this songwriting retreat!! Have written with some awesome people so far and have created some beautiful songs already! Yesterday’s was incredibly emotional