What should you consider when choosing a place to record? First of all, you should ask for a copy of something that was recorded at the studio. Listen to the overall sonic quality of the recording. If you have the capability, try to A-B compare the recording to some professional recording that you want to sound like. To truly A-B compare, you will need some way to play two CDs at a time, and then switch back and forth between the studio demo and the professional recording. This will allow you to compare the two in real time. That way you can hear the differences much more easily than if you rely on your memory.
Now that you’ve got your business set up and ready to go, how are you going to get your business identity out there to the buying public? How do you plan to get customers? How are you going to keep them? If you have produced a CD, how will you get it to the people who will buy it? I don’t care what type of business you are in, it’s all about marketing and sales. If you aren’t selling, you aren’t making money.
“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.”
—King Henry VI, Part II.
Even though this line by William Shakespeare may sound funny, many argue that he was not saying that we should actually kill all the lawyers.Rather, he meant that if there were no lawyers, there would be nobody to be the advocate for the common man.
“Good quality demo” can have multiple meanings. Some people refer this way to high quality sound, exceptional engineering and perfect mix. Others mean a unique song that has a high potential of becoming a hit. Considering that most musicians record a demo with a purpose of getting a record deal, we must understand what record companies think of this matter.