Pick the Band is the first totally online record label run by the fans for the fans. Created as an alternative to the traditional method of signing and promoting bands, Pick the Band is dedicated to preserving the relationship created by the fans and the artists they love by allowing the fans to have a say in how the artist they love is promoted and marketed. This will offer both creative freedoms for the artists as well the ultimate music experience for the fans. We will let those who we feel know best, the fans, decide.
The current state of the music industry can be described as one in disarray. CD sales are dropping exponentially and the major labels are scrambling to make sense of it all. This is due to a multitude of factors ranging from internet piracy to downloading and subscription services. The major labels, due to huge overhead expenses, do not have the luxury of nurturing a band for years before they make it big. This, plus the decrease in overall sales, makes it more difficult to take a chance on a new artist.
That's where Pick The Band comes in. We’ve decided to put the power in those who know best, the fans. We've also put together a team of industry veterans to help. We will be receiving submissions from bands that will be filtered through our experts. After that it is up to you. This is only to make sure that the artists with the most potential have the opportunity to be heard and you are not wasting your time sifting through 5000 artists that simply aren’t ready yet.
The bands will go thru our online audition that may result in a band winning a development deal with Pick The Band Records and a chance at the grand prize: a record deal with Pick The Band Records and the opportunity of a lifetime.
For the fans, this is truly where the fun begins. We want your input. We want your participation. You pick the single, you design the artwork, you make the videos. For your participation you will get closer to these bands than ever before. We will constantly be selecting fans to hang out in the studio, go backstage at shows, have private online chats with the bands and much more.
Bands, you will still have creative control over your music. Actually, more than ever before. No “suit” is going to tell you what your public wants. Your fans will tell you directly what they like and what they want. You will just do what you do best…make music!