#5. If you plan on getting signed to a bigger label, you better have a website!
When you have a proper website and all your content is organized and clear, record labels will automatically be drawn to you. Your website separates you from the standard no name artist. Record labels, magazines and high end world class companies will be drawn to you. Before any big company decides to work or book any artist, they will definitely be going to your website as a main source of decision making. Again, this is how important it is.