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How Much Does It Cost to Start a Record Label?

Updated: Feb 11, 2023


If you're wondering how much it costs to start a record label, well, the answer for that's pretty difficult because it could be tens of hundreds of thousands of dollars or it could be hundreds of dollars. You may ask yourself "how can I start a record label for hundreds of dollars?" Well, you don't need much, but you need to have a lot of up here, a lot of knowledge. You need to have some business savvy, number one. You need to find artists. If you have what it takes to find those artists and you have the connections to be able to get them to the next level, distribution, then you can start your own record label. You'll need A & R guys, guys that will go out and find the artists, bring the artists in to you. You'll need to be able to record those artists or have a connection with an actual studio that can record those artists for you, and then you'll also need to have a way to distribute those artists and get 'em record deals, or actually distribute within your own label. So you'll need to have some connections. The question is: how do you go about getting financing to be able to do those types of things? Well, you can find some investors, you can ask for loans, SBA loans because if you don't have all the knowledge up here on how to start your own record label, you better have a whole lot of money in your pocket because you're going to need a lot of different entities within your own company to be able to create your own record label and it could cost you a lot of money.

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