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Things To Consider Before Accepting Any Record Label Contract (Get In Here)

Things To Consider Before Accepting Any Record Label Contract (Get In Here)

A recording contract (commonly called a record contract or record deal) is a legal agreement between a record label and a recording artiste (or group), where the artiste makes a record (or series of records) for the label to sell and promote. Artiste under contract are normally only allowed to record for that label exclusively, guest appearances on other artiste’s record will carry a notice “By courtesy of (the name of the label)” and that label may receive a percentage of sales.

These days you find lots of record labels in Nigeria, but the question you should ask yourself is, “How many of such record labels do have the finance and other capabilities of making you a star?”

In this article I’m going to elaborate on things to consider before signing any record label contract.

Some upcoming artistes are already victims of signing deals with Labels that don’t have what is takes to really be a record label, they might have spent years in the label, and yet not even making any impact, nor hit.

Dear Artiste, don’t be in a haste to sign a record deal, you may be anxious to get signed, forgetting you have music to sell to the mass. Take your time to get a good record label, but its common that labels that usually sign music artistes overnight happens to be Record labels without standard, maybe because they love the idea of having a record label, even while lacking the qualities of owning a Record label, still they go ahead to trap upcoming musicians career.


The Label’s Financial capability:- I Know that It’ll be very difficult for you to investigate into this, but Finance is the sole power of every business, a Record label with sufficient finance with be able to record your songs with Top and high-quality music producers, shoot quality music videos for you, promote your music massively online, and on air. In fact, Finance is the major factor of being a star.

There Impact On Their Current Acts:- This is only applied to Record labels that already have a music artiste signed, Investigate on how far they’ve pushed their current music artiste, it must not be till they make their current music artiste star, No, some artistes are not commercial, and no matter how the record label pushes them, they’ll never make a hit, and maybe they might have noticed your commerciality in the music industry, but since the record label has already pushed their current artiste to an impressive level, then consider that deal.

Review the written contract with your lawyer:- Many record labels knows quite well how upcoming artiste are so anxious of getting signed, so the news of getting signed might make you sign the deal without reading it. But let me tell you something, you are there investment, they know quite well that you’ll make them lots of money, and they might bend to your will pertaining the deal. Take the record contract to a professional music Lawyer, let him or her review the contract, he or she can point out places where the Record label might be trying to make you sign a deal that won’t be of benefit to you, and where you should stand in the contract, and the lawyer will ok the deal if it’s good enough.

And finally your lawyer, your friend, or family member should be your witness when signing the deal, and you should take photos of you signing the deal, in case they change their mind and tries to deny signing any deal with you.
Keep working hard.

Written by:- Mr Ejump (Ceo/Founder 9jaflaver)


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28 Responses

  1. Amazing

    by SmartDAwesome on Jan 2, 2017 at 10:41 am

  2. Pls help me,am tired of dis lyf.i would lyk to sign a record deal.

    by Chibuzor on Jan 3, 2017 at 9:15 am

  3. U guys are doing a great job in d music industry. Plss add me to your group on whats app 08163738219.

    by Aj yomi on Jan 3, 2017 at 10:05 am

  4. Dis article make sense

    by TSILKYDEAKPANGA on Jan 3, 2017 at 7:09 pm

  5. I love what you say about on coming artist, thanks , and God bless you!

    by STAR BLINK'S on Jan 4, 2017 at 10:17 am

  6. Soft,thought

    by Clintizz on Jan 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm

  7. very good advice,may God bless you.

    by Elismart on Jan 6, 2017 at 7:55 am

  8. nice one

    by Jonnery on Jan 6, 2017 at 3:37 pm

  9. Thanks for this awesom information

    by Kingvan on Jan 6, 2017 at 9:50 pm

  10. MUSIC

    by LIL EAZY on Jan 7, 2017 at 9:02 am


    by LIL EAZY on Jan 7, 2017 at 10:37 am

  12. Thanks so much for this info. Am very glad to know this and I have learned a great lesson with this your tips. Thanks once again

    by 2Close on Jan 9, 2017 at 11:26 am

  13. Sir,thks 4 d advice,but hw can u help me am a upcoming afro artiste ,sir i nd ur hlp .av been on dis for yrs, sir hlp ot

    by Happiness on Jan 9, 2017 at 7:14 pm

  14. Sir,hw can u hlp me in my music carer am a young afro hiphop artiste i luv ur advice thk bcos av been on diz 4 yrs hlp.

    by Li2 Star. on Jan 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm

  15. MR Ejump, my greetins & thanks to u. U hv really teached me somtin here. more greese to it yah…

    by CLIFFY on Jan 12, 2017 at 8:13 am

  16. wow…thanks alot. I really appreciate ur jobs.

    by noble v on Jan 12, 2017 at 7:32 pm

  17. Sir u too much,thanks alot

    by Starboy 2blessing on Jan 15, 2017 at 12:34 pm

  18. Pls my follow musicians let keep doing good songs one day ur helper will come.

    by Vinttoptune on Jan 20, 2017 at 10:54 am

  19. Good one sir…

    by Double G on Jan 24, 2017 at 8:56 am

  20. I Hear You Sir, Thanks Alot For Telling Us

    by Nwammiata on Feb 12, 2017 at 11:13 pm

  21. How can i get a correct and a very professional music lawyer?

    by Mavvillion on Mar 4, 2017 at 6:10 pm

  22. I love what you say 9jaflaver…. But The Bigger Block Is Getting a Music Label, Even the ones without finance are Scarce… I Dont Like The Fact That Am Still at this Stage…. How Can A Person Meet With A Record Deal?? I think you should write an article on that

    by King Michael on Mar 19, 2017 at 10:54 am

  23. Wow tanks I really appreciate d advice u just saved my future jah bless u man

    by jaysauce scoobykush on Mar 22, 2017 at 9:58 pm

  24. Good 1 sir

    by TOT on Mar 29, 2017 at 12:44 am

  25. thanks sir 4 being here

    by izuwiz on Apr 8, 2017 at 11:19 pm

  26. yeah mehn I jst learn something big from this writeup mehn thanks ….keep up the good work

    by rymez9 on Apr 13, 2017 at 12:16 am

  27. thank you sir..I like the way you encourage up coming artiste and may God bless you for me..in JESUS NAME Amen!

    by thankGod joseph on Apr 15, 2017 at 10:07 pm

  28. You’re also a source of inspiration.. Thanks 4 this Advice, may God promote u nd promote my career too .Amen.
    Thanks once more.

    by Sholiezly on Apr 22, 2017 at 11:08 am

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