In Grow Your Band’s Audience and here on the weblog, I’ve written about pressing & distribution deals as a way to “hire” record labels to do two things that they’re really good at. Few majors will admit to doing a lot of these deals, but they work great for artists that know how to mobilize a fan base. And, according to this Guardian profile, you can expect to see more of these, at least in the U.K. With A&R staffs down to all-time lows, P&D deals are a great way for major labels to scout talent without putting labels or artists in precarious “recoupable advance” positions.0
About Joe Taylor Jr.
Joe Taylor Jr. has worked with professional musicians for over fifteen years. As the author of "Grow Your Band's Audience" and three other books for working musicians, he helps artists grow audiences that support them without the help of managers, labels, or industry insiders.