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So, you want to start a record label or self-release your own music? Then this is the resource you need.
You are looking at the ultimate guide to starting, running and growing your independent record label. You will learn all about the music industry business and how to navigate the tricky dos and don’ts. You will finally understand and take control of your music copyright and get to grips with the legalities involved. You will build your label effortlessly, learning how to professionally market your music and artists – allowing you to reach thousands of fans. And, essentially, you will learn how to create multiple label revenue streams to create an established record label.
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Best music industry book ever
Thank you for creating this great book. I've read over 30 books on the music industry and this is by far the best one.
The Holy Grail
I’ve been absolutely blown away with this book... The depth of Nick's knowledge is staggering. He explains things in a clear and easy to understand way... He covers every aspect of setting up a business right down to mindset. This isn’t a book you’ll read once and put down but a book you’ll carry with you and reference throughout the growth of your Label. It is the holy grail.
Great Book and Advisor
Really love the Label Machine. It's a great tool for independent Artists and Labels and also gives a great overall view on the music industry.
The Only Book You Need for The Current Music Biz
This book is straight to the point and separated in a way that actually makes sense! I've been reading all the books that people have claimed are the "bible of the music business", but those sound like legal jargon and don't include nearly as much information as this book does... This should replace everything as the "bible of the music business".
Valuable resource for any label owner!
Brilliantly informative and well written book - a valuable source of info for industry experts and up & coming labels alike. Thanks Nick!
Super in-depth, clear and easy to take action on
Methodical, detailed and concise. So helpful!
Great summary of all aspects around starting and managing a record label. Big thanks to Nick for sharing his knowledge & insights! Absolutely recommendable.
Great book and very informative! Super well written Nick is clearly an expert in his field.
Everything you need to know to start, build and grow you own record label. Good luck and wish you all the most success!
Fantastic, easily digestible and inspires you to take action immediately
Fantastic book this, especially the parts explaining the royalties and rights side of the industry - key info for label founders and self-releasing musicians alike. I've bought this book twice now as I gave the first copy to a friend and it was that necessary! Well done Nick.
Action-based, proven programs to help you start, run and grow your music label
Record Label Launcher
The Record Label Launcher allows you to start a record label and release your first EP with over 1,000 true fans in 6 months or less, with a trusted process you can repeat over and over again as you build a successful music career.
Spotify Growth Course
The 'Spotify Growth Course' follows the same classic marketing principles used in all industries. Find your audience, craft a message that connects with them, and state a call to action. Get thousands of streams within weeks with our three-step formula.
Email Marketing System
Reach new fans seamlessly through an email system built for artists and labels. Our course helps you save time and automate email delivery through the use of templates, sign-up forms and email marketing platforms.
Record Release Launcher
Take your music to new heights with our Accelerator Program dedicated to releasing your new record. In this 6-week course, you will learn the in-depth, evergreen process of releasing new music, from writing contracts and creating artwork to fan funneling and getting on Spotify playlists. The best part? Learn it once, and you'll be able to apply it to every one of your future releases!
Ultimate Fan Generator
Who doesn't want to grow and strengthen their fanbase? In just 30 minutes, you can learn how to create lead magnets, use Google algorithms, set up ads and find your target audience. The Ultimate Fan Generator program includes a course guide and audio files that allow you to keep learning even when you're off-the-grid.
What people say about the programs
"Easy-to-follow and concise"
"I love the fact I have a step-by-step formula... there is so much information and documents for so many different scenarios and I didn't expect all that to be included. Producers I know that've got their own labels started recently, or who are thinking of starting their own labels – I've already pointed them in the direction of The Label Machine.
Greg Rose a.k.a Frankllin
"The Spotify class... that's what pushed me over the edge."
"Started from absolute zero, with a 15, second verse chorus, piece of music demo. And within a month, we're at 200,000 plays on the video, then two months, we're touching 400,000... I wish I had this information 10 years ago.
Sugar Team Music
"I especially liked the instruction videos, they were quite clear... also liked the links to sites where you can download artwork, that stuff is really handy to know. I haven't found yet a platform which was so complete [as this one]."
About the Founder
Nick Sadler produced, remixed, and toured as the artist Mobscene and co-
founded Never Say Die Records and Disciple Recordings. He has experienced all aspects of artist and label management, working with artists such as Skrillex, The Prototypes, Zomboy, Eptic, The Freestylers and Flux Pavilion, gaining valuable insight into building artists careers. He has also helped hundreds of artists and music entrepreneurs from all genres of music, start, run and grow their record labels through The Label Machine online platform.
“I realised that most of the information you need to run a successful record label is out on the internet somewhere, but there was no one place that had everything you need organised clearly and with guidance"
Here’s what people are saying about Nick
"Nick's training and mentorship is amazing, the amount of content and diligence is incredible. Big love to you!"
"Eloquent, clear, persuasive, interesting, always capturing the interest in me. The videos are easy to follow, everything is pretty clear. I got feedback on my business plan as well, which helped set me up for my artist album launch."
Manager @ Mass MGMT
"Nick really knows his stuff. His videos are easy to understand and get straight to the point. Any questions I posted in the forum were answered quickly and were spot on! Thanks again Nick!"
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