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Monday, October 31, 2005 

Do you need a record deal?

I spent the last several days with Daylle Deanna Schwartz, author of I Don't Need A Record Deal! She lectured on how artists can take charge of their own music career. They don't need to rely on a record deal, especially a bad one. They can empower themselves and make money in music.

Here are a few important points that were covered:

*Always remember you are a product because this is a business.
*Do a marketing plan. Read books on this subject.
*Create loyal fans.
*Always have an entertainment attorney review ALL contracts.
*Be driven to succeed.
*Believe in yourself.
*Have patience.
*Have a GREAT demo.

I highly suggest getting her book, I Don't Need A Record Deal!, as soon as possible. You will gain some valuable insight.

Rock on,
Madalyn Sklar
~providing one-on-one indie music consulting & coaching~

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