#3. Follow and get to know the label you eventually want to sign with

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You may have a few record labels or companies interested in your music, well this is normal and could be good for you, but tread on the path of caution, not everything that glitters is gold so be careful what you wish for. We’ve all heard good and bad stories about the music industry so you have to do thorough research on the companies or individuals concerned. Some musicians get so excited when they know labels or record companies are interested in giving them a contract or a publishing company offers to sign them. Take time to learn a few things about any potential contract being offered, what is their track record like in the music industry, are they familiar with your genre of music, how long have they been doing business, these and other questions could be crucial and must be asked before you proceed with any contract signing.