Group 2’s Helpful Links

Group 2 of RIM 4810 – Indie Labels History and Operations at MTSU’s links to sites that would be beneficial to someone releasing their own music / starting their own label.

Rap Coalition’s Intelligence Program – This site is a great resource for artists looking to distribute their own music. Pressing, street teams, artist development, and foreign licensing are just a few of the topics discussed.

BBC Humberside: Setting up a label – Find out the do’s and don’ts of getting your label off the ground, according to top industry professionals.

Music Biz Academy – This link will take you to a list of 25 things to know about distribution. It covers everything you need to know, from finding distribution, to keeping your distributor happy.

Artist House Music – Whether you are an artist who wants to get signed to a label, or an entrepreneur who wants to start a label, watch the videos on this site to understand the functions of a label.

Record Label Resource – This site offers an incredible wealth of music business information and music industry contacts. It’s perfect for those starting an independent record label.

Guerrilla Music Marketing Suggestions – If you are in need of some unusual, but effective marketing strategies for artists, check out this site.

Customer Licensees – ASCAP discusses common music licensing terms that will come in handy for those new to the music industry.

Business Owner’s Tool Kit – If you want to start a business, but don’t have any money, check out this site for tips on financing your endeavor.

Business Incorporation – This site explains the most common business structures, and aids in the registering of your business.

Digital Music Business – Get tips on how to succeed in the digital music business from industry professionals.

Group 2 is Tommy Stalknecht, Jordan Coppage, Alex Laine, Laura Connair and Kat Merzke

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