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