New Artist Consideration
Arlin Carter Music is a full service independent artist Record Label and Management company. We sign new artists on to our record label and provide them recording, publishing, management and distribution services. We have two programs available similar to applying to collage. Sometimes you get a full ride and we will provide all services at no upfront charge. We do the recording, producing and publishing and put you on all the top music platforms like: Spotify, iTunes etc. and we share you ZERO. We make money when you make money. Other options would be less then full ride and you may pay for some services up front and some when you make money.
Whatever stage of your career we can help you. Stop putting that dream on hold and contact us now.
ACR offers two options for new artists:
- Full Ride – we will cover all the up front costs to record, produce, release, distribute and promote your selected music. You will sign a standard contract and we will spit all profits resulting from our efforts based on what we negotiate on your contract.
- Partial Ride – we will cover a certain percentage of the up front costs to record, produce, release, distribute and promote your selected music and you will cover a portion of the costs. You will sign a standard contract and we will spit all profits resulting from our efforts per your contract terms..
This is not complicated, we are a small company and we work hard. If you are accepted you become part of the family. We dont guarentee fame and fortune. We promise quality professional releases available on all platforms and we will PROMOTE your music and help create and manage your public image. We will negoiate and push your music with your best interestes at heart.
We setup your website, social media, artist pages promo campaigns everything you need. We specialize in unknown artists that have great music and need help getting it out there.
The recording, producing and promotion services are hard to put a value on, these can run into the tens of thousands of dollars or more and this is what you get when we partner up. You cant find that anywhere else, everyone is just sucking money from anyone willing to pay to master a track or dump it on the market We actually provide studios, and production time, we pay for the release and promotions and we push your agenda.
Our studio is on 7 acre hobby farm in Macon GA, we record on Logic Pro and we have the basics to produce whatever we need. You can come down and spend time with Ella our mini Donkey and hang out with the ducks and chickens!
In the summer we have an inground pool thats open and its a great place to relax and record your next big hit.
To Submit your music for consideraton:
- You must not be signed with any labels, distributors, producers etc.
- We typically only work with solo artists or 2 artist groups.
- You have orignal music.
- We will only work with new un-relased music.
- You must be able to get to our studio in Macon Georgia, USA (about 1 and a half hours south of Atlanta) or provide high quality tracks that we can use to mix, produce and master your new music. For certain artists we will provide room and board on location at our studio for the time you are here. On rare occasions we will provide transportation costs. If we offer this, you must be an amazing artist!
- You must sign a contract, this protects both the artist and the lable. The secret to a long relationship is understanding and setting expectations.
- You must be able to put in the time needed to get your music recorderd and produced that way you want it.
You can send us an email to artist @ arlincarter dot com with links to your music, photos of yourself performing or some promotional pictures, a bio and any other relavent info. If you dont have a link then upload a youtube video or email us an mp3.
We will review aand get back to you within 5 business days.
Once accepted we move as fast as you can. It can typically tke a few weeks to months to release a single.
Artist Development – It’s time to grow.
Ever feel like you’re not quite ready or not sure how to get your music career moving? Independent artists are all just at different points in the same journey, so it’s important to commit to progress and forward movement no matter what your skill level. Knowing what moves to make and having access to the tools you need to record, produce, distribute and promote your music is not an easy task and experience matters.
Arlin Carter Music has a program specifically designed to get you there. To get on the waiting list, submit your contact information today.
So, what exactly is Artist Management?
An artist manager creates a barrier of protection for the artist. He becomes the hub of everything that goes on for the artist. When you take on a manager, you’re taking advantage of his experience by allowing everything to go through him. If a manager takes on an artist, he is making the statement that he believes you can succeed, and he is committing to help you make the decisions necessary to get there.
He is responsible for putting together the rest of the team (producer, photographer, publicist, radio promoter, etc). If the artist is signed to a label, the manager works hand in hand with the label. If the artist is not signed, Arlin Carter Music can serve as the artists independent label and and the artist’s manager. We can move the artist’s career forward while we pitch the artist to larger established labels for consideration and help the artist to operate independently.
In short, the artists manager does whatever is necessary to advance the career of the artist
In the music publishing world, royalty collection societies that collect publishing royalties are, unfortunately, rooted deeply in the ways of the past. The ways of the music industry’s past have dictated royalty collection for composers and songwriters such that independent artists, unsigned to any major publishing company, have had it rough in recent years.
In the days of music industry past, the composer was almost never also the performing/recording artist. The composer was his own entity. That was his sole art. In the days of music publishing past, the songwriter’s sole hope for having a career was to be signed to a major publisher. The publisher would deem them as a songwriter capable of writing the greatest popular hits, and thus would invest money and time in their composing careers. The publisher was responsible for registering the songs in all royalty collection societies worldwide, securing co-songwriting opportunities, and, most importantly, shopping the songs to big-name popular recording artists for them to hopefully record the song. Helping composers and songwriters get their songs recorded by big-name popular recording and performing artists was the heart and soul of the publishing business. Selling the songs and getting them on radio led to big-time money for the publishers and the composers of the songs.
In today’s music industry, things could not be more different. The digital realm has taken over. Especially in the indie side of the business, almost all indie artists are both the recording artist and songwriter of their works. And the big difference is this: Distribution companies, have opened the doors to almost any capable artist to release their music in the public eye on digital music retailers. Because of the doors that distribution companies and platforms like YouTube and Bandcamp have opened up, young artist musicians, who compose their own music, record their own music and are independent of any record label or publisher, have the opportunity and potential to achieve commercial success without the help of a label or a publisher.
The Issues With Publishing
The problem is, many royalty collection societies make it very difficult for independent unsigned songwriters to collect their full royalty share because in the past, they only ever had to deal with the publishing companies, not thousands of individual unsigned songwriters. Some societies—specifically the Harry Fox Agency, the USA’s mechanical collection society—do not even permit unsigned songwriters to join. Only publishers can join. This makes it impossible for the independent songwriter, without a publisher to back them up, to collect the royalties that are rightfully owed to them. Which means their money sits in societies, unclaimed, and is wrongfully delegated to the big-name artists with songs on top 40 radio.
Our Publishing Administration Service
And that is where Publishing Administration comes in to play… to sweep the independent songwriter off his/her feet, gloriously saving the day to give the independent songwriter a voice. Our Publishing Administration service represents your compositions to royalty collection societies to register each individual song with each individual society and to ultimately collect and dig out all royalties owed to you, the independent songwriter.
Publishing Administration services like ours have paved the way for the independent songwriter to have a voice and to collect all royalties rightfully owed to them. Publishing Administrators are the saviors of independent songwriters, preventing their money from being wrongfully handled and ensuring they get the publishing royalties that are rightfully owed to them.