By Lori Spencer

 

Signing a record deal with a major recording company is the ultimate goal of most aspiring songwriters and bands. But as AC/DC sings in their hit song, “it’s a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll.” Getting your foot in the door at a major label can take years of playing the club circuit and recording for small indie labels—or you might be one of the lucky ones who get your first big record deal at age 16. However, it takes more than just luck to get a record contract. For the majority of artists, it requires a team of people working to pitch the band’s demo and set up auditions with labels.

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