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Old 3rd November 2020 | Show parent
Lives for gear
Originally Posted by N1Greg View Post
I'm curious about one thing...

So if I release my music on my own fake label... and IF it's really good... "IF"... Does it increase or diminish my chances of getting picked up by a real record label? Again, not looking for money, but just for pride and self-actualization so I don't care if it's "worth" it in any way. It'd be a truly symbolic achievement for me, like some accomplishment plaque on a wall.

Let's say it gets noticed by someone from a real label, but do they just look at it and like "oh, they're already signed" and move on, or will this not stop them from contacting the artist and making them a better offer?

Hypothetically of course, I know the chances of this are extremely thin at best, but still...
This won't hurt you at all. Major labels specifically look out for released tracks/artists that are doing well to upstream. "Upstreaming" is the current word for taking a released song and re-releasing it on a major to a larger audience with more budget behind it.

Ol' Town Road was an upstream. #1 on the charts for 15 weeks or something last year.