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Major and indie record labels - what works best for you?

Tom Young

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Whether it's DJ Target explaining how to build a hip hop track, Jake Bugg on touring or a guest post from the Musicians' Union on copyright and royalties, we love getting advice from the experts. If you feel the same, you might just enjoy this video featuring Ed Howard, A&R Manager for Asylum Records.

He talks about the differences between major and indie record labels and advises on the best approach for unsigned artists to take. Ed feels one key job for a label is to 'make the artist and vision strong enough to travel the world' - something he feels both majors and indies can do well.

Check out the full video below and watch more videos on finding the right deal here.

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