Just like on the TV show “Shark Tank,” when an entrepreneur comes in with a great idea but has little or no sales… the sharks usually want no part of it. Their potential partner hasn’t proven the product (demand, etc.), and they haven’t proven themselves as businesspeople. There are just better places the sharks can invest their time and money- safer bets with more of a track record.
It’s the same deal if you’re a singer, singer/songwriter, or songwriter looking for a record deal or a publishing deal. The label/publisher isn’t just looking for a decent place to invest- they’re looking for the BEST place to invest. You need to prove your business if you want them to invest in it. Play shows, write songs, get indie cuts, and build your business.
What did I miss? Anything you’d like to add or ask? Also, are there topics you’d like to see covered in an upcoming MvR? Leave a comment! And, as always, thanks for reading and sharing Man vs. Row.
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