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Steve Moore, B.A., J.D. Author Steve has been in the music business for over 30 years! He's worked as a professional musician, producer, and has been involved in almost every aspect of the music business. He's also the author of "The Truth about the Music Business"



I’ve had SEVERAL REQUESTS to FINISH this SERIES – but have JUST not had the time!  I do have a host of documentation – word files, spread sheets and a LOT of LINKS to share – but it’s still a LOT of RESEARCH and just as soon as I “THINK” I’m done with my RESEARCH –  Another service pops up or the existing service change their TERMS and/or Conditions.

Rest ASSURED – just as soon as I have the time, I will get to this – as I needed to the research for my OWN MUSIC as well as for my new clients and associates!

I’m hooking up with a few bands to look at signing them with High Cotton Records but these deals will be COMPLETELY the OPPOSITE of what one would think a “Record Deal” would be – in short, I’m using this 30 years of music business experience and having read the contracts for ALL MAJOR LABELS as well as a TON of independent labels -they are all asking for WAY too much of your career – they want control, they want a 360 deal and they don’t really have the money like they used to – so they can’t risk pumping a ton of money on a band that they are not almost 100% sure they can break and there’s NO GUARANTEES in this business you either make music that people like or you don’t – as the FANS DECIDE!   And that’s the function of High Cotton – to get your music out there – let the fans decide and if you can grow your Fan Base – in an organic way – but using the power of the internet then we’ve got something to work with!

And if you can take it all the TOP LEVEL and you can put it all together and then BRING IT LIVE!  Then you may be ready for a Major – but at least this way you’ll have SOME negotiation power.

I just KNOW this is going to be a win-win for all new artists and High Cotton – once these bands get on their feet as it were – then I move them into Music Square One’s division and take them to the next level – and IF they are willing to work – then they move up to our Affiliate companies – so that they can get even MORE SERVICES!  But we’ll be hooking you up with companies like Band Camp, Top Spin, and more – but you’ll know what you’re getting and what you’ll need to get somewhere else – as I don’t see any one company that’s a one size fits all – you have to have a plan and know where you are, and where you want to – and then you cherry pick the BEST SERVICES for your particular needs!

More to come for sure – I just need MORE TIME!


Steve Moore, BA, JD. Author

The Truth About the Music Business


You can find all kinds of  GREAT INFO in this book!  I’ll have another website up soon for this book and my other published works – so Stay Tuned!

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