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Starting A Hip Hop Record Label

Updated on September 9, 2013

Are you dreaming about starting your own hip-hop/rap record label? Maybe it's time to stop dreaming and start doing. The question is - How? How to turn your dreams into a reality? Where to begin?

I know, taking the first step is the most difficult thing to do. Especially, when there are so many questions showing up. Where to start, where to find the talent, how to produce and set up the music, how to get distribution, where to press up CDs, how to own your own masters, how to reach a global market, how to avoid costly mistakes, and many, many more.

Starting your own record label and implementing your love of hip hop into a real business can be challenging. Many people dream of owning their own record label. Most of them fail. The most important thing you need at the beginning is - information. Believe me, with the right information you can turn your love of music into some serious dollars.

Did you know:

  • Jay-z & Dame Dash started Rocafella Records
  • Dr. Dre. started Aftermath Records
  • Master P started No Limit Records
  • P Diddy started Bad Boy Records
  • ...

If they could do it - Why not you?

Enough said. It's time to turn your Hip Hop passion into some serious money. Remember, a journey to success starts with the first step.

How To Start A Hip Hop Record Label - video


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      7 years ago

      We all have witnesd da past events of da hip hop game, what does da future hold? Ddnanle Nigeria.

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      7 years ago

      we should all callab

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      8 years ago

      round the field wat up, wat,wat,wat,wat,wat,wat aha

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      9 years ago

      Good info!!!

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      9 years ago


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      9 years ago from Hubpage Island, Squidoo Land

      Give more examples in this hub and the score should go sky high.

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      9 years ago

      Very good info! I do reviews like this on my blog as well. So I'll be getting this book just to get more info on the indie- world of music. Thanks!

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      10 years ago

      good info greg. today is the day of the indie record label, and this is info that i pass on to my subscribers as well. there is so much opportunity and money for the little guys nowadays.

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      Robert Moore Jr 

      10 years ago

      I would like some additional information on how to market independent hip hop releases and I was wondering you could send me some additional information in the mail, my address is 1825 ferntree rd columbus ohio 43219


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