8. They focus on getting a deal, rather than getting more sales.
Let’s face it, getting a record deal is like winning the lottery, those are you chances. Although going for a major recording deal is not a bad thing, there’s nothing wrong with it. But, that cannot be the focus until you already have major label sales going on in your own wallet. Do not try to get a major deal before you can sell out shows on your own, it just won’t happen.