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How to Start a Record Label in 7 Steps

Go behind the scenes on how successful record labels can be built from scratch in just 7 steps.

In this special masterclass, we discuss how ANYONE can start their label without any previous experience. By following 7 fundamental steps, you can successfully start and run your own independent record label.

Look at what members have to say about our Masterclasses

"I STRONGLY recommend The Label Machine to EVERYONE interested in running a successful record label! I would also like to say thank you to all your staff. Really good. After signing up our music business skyrocketed! It is the most valuable resource we have EVER purchased."
Terry Houchens

Sherman Reid

Spark Entertainment Group

"What I liked was the clear layout of the blueprint from the beginning to the end, I could really see where each step relates to the rest of the material. The resources were excellent, the worksheets, the budget template especially."

Carl Cornwell

Jazz Legend and CEO of Jamchart Records

"The Label Machine has been an invaluable resource for me launching my own label, the videos are especially great, really informative and the step-by-step guides totally take the headache out of planning."

Molly Beanland

Former Major Label Artist on ISLAND RECORDS


Here are some of the most frequently asked questions.

What kind of artist are the courses suitable for?

We focus on working with record labels, artists and artist managers that want to release their own music. Whilst we cover most genres, we do have extra sections for electronic record labels.

Do I need special or paid software for these courses?

No. All the tools and resources we use are included with the program or are free to use.

Will they work for any genres?

Yes, we have people from Hip hip, Trap, house music, indie rock, a country and western label, even Jazz, all getting success.

Can I upgrade to The Label Machine full membership later?

You sure can. You can upgrade with a couple of clicks any time from your account page. Our system will automatically take into account the time left on your current subscription, so you won’t be charged double either.

What if I decide to cancel?

We're confident that you'll find the course useful, and we won't invoke any ridiculous rules or conditions - if you're not satisfied within your first 30 days then we'll refund you without any fuss. Just email

Can I get One-On-One help and support?

Not only can you ask questions and get advice, support and feedback from the community, but we also run monthly live Q&A’s sessions where you can pre-submit your questions to us that we will answer live.

We also have a private mentoring section in the community, where you can get private support and feedback from just Nick and the team.

How do I get access?

Our courses are completely online-based.

As soon as you make your payment, you’ll be instantly enrolled in the course platform and you can start the course straight away.

How much time will these courses take?

All of our courses are self-paced unless we explicitly state otherwise.

Basically, you can go through them as quickly or as slowly as you like. If you have a busy schedule, no worries. Take your time. 

When are the live Q&A sessions?

The Q&A sessions will usually take place every week around 12pm Eastern time on Tuesday.  

You will be able to send questions in beforehand and watch the recordings if you can’t make it to the call.

What if I don't like the course I bought?

If you don’t like the course (or you don’t find it helpful), then let us know and we’ll refund you within 30 days of purchase.

I have another question

Please email with any other question you might have and we will get to you with an answer promptly.