Step #5. Before you do anything, make sure you have good artwork
Before you release an album, you’ve got to make sure your image is on point. Unless you are already a famous musician, your image is everything. You’ve got to look professional and be on industry standard for anyone to pay any attention to you. The better you look on your covers, ads, and promo items, the more likely labels, magazines, agents and important people will be attracted to you. Don’t be stupid and half ass your artwork. Image is everything in this business!