Sponsored by Distiller & SOTN
Friday - BME, Main Stage - 12:15
Long gone are the days where major labels had monopoly over the music industry. A few decades ago, they would provide the only route to success and could dictate trends at will. However, in this digital, DIY age,a stigma has arisen surrounding these major organisations. So what is the right path for you?
From going it solo, to starting your own label, from the independents such as Warp and Rough Trade to majors like Sony Music UK and Universal Group, there are almost as many routes into the music industry as there are bands to populate it. This panel sees label experts from all ends of the music industry come together to discuss the pros and cons of singing to an independent or major label. They will raise issues of creative control, financial implications and how to get yourself noticed by the label of your dreams.