Young Artists and Record Labels

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November 2, 2020

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Many young musicians ask themselves how they can control their career. The longing for recognition of their talent is great. There are many marketing specialists on the net who offer good tips for such artists. At the end of this post I will post some links.

But even if you get the best out of the tips, the subject is not finished, because it means an enormous effort and a lot of work. That a record company would do this work in appreciation of talent is a big dream, but it is only a pipe dream. You have to take a critical look at the interests of the artist and the record company.

Surely both parties want to make money in the end and not lose it. Unfortunately, business models have such an inherent nature that an investment is necessary at the beginning, and the profit is only earned later. How much later it may be, is the decisive difference between artist and record company.

The artist’s drive is passion, and passion often shifts the profit expectation far behind, depending on the survival model. Record companies do not have that much patience. That’s why they reduce their investment in new artists to a minimum and rely on the newcomer’s own efforts. This means de facto that in the beginning, the whole burden of artist development continues to rest with the artist. A record company is not an artist management! You have to know this difference.

Nevertheless, a record contract can be useful, because building up your own distribution of the recordings also takes up a lot of time. Unfortunately, there are endless differences between such contracts, especially with regard to the size of the company. Of course, this article cannot cover all the peculiarities of the music business, but there are a few aspects every newcomer should be aware of.

A record label is not an artist management.

A record label invests only in dependence of visible listener acceptance.

The artist must prove this acceptance, if possible before signing a contract.

The work on one’s own development of the artist profile does not end with the drawing of a contract.

The contacts of the record companies may give rise to sudden opportunities. The artist must then immediately be in a position to take advantage of these opportunities.

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My name is Horst Grabosch and I am the mastermind of all projects presented on this website. I was born in the largest coal mining area in Germany, known as the “Ruhrgebiet”. After school I worked as a professional musician until I was 40 years old. This time is well documented on WIKIPEDIA After a burnout I had to give up my job, moved to the south of Germany, to the Munich region, and did an apprenticeship as an information technologist. Another burnout forced me to rebuild my existence again, which collapsed just because of the corona crisis. In expectation of poverty at retirement age, I began to build a second career as a musician in 2019.

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LUST - Horst Grabosch

LUST

Quite a thick one! Horst Grabosch doesn’t leave it at a music album, but writes a book to it – unfortunately in German. But we have to accept that, because it is his native language. We already know the music from the singles, but it is so catchy and profound that you can listen to it more often. The book should increase the pleasure even more, because it describes thoughts and feelings about each title. Therefore, we think the title “LUST” is quite appropriate.
Christmas for Lunatics - Horst Graboscj

Christmas for Lunatics

2 years ago we were amazed when Horst Grabosch, with his project Entprima Jazz Cosmonauts released a Christmas song. At that time we could discover for the first time the romantic side of the otherwise often biting artist – but only in the music. The lyrics, disguised as a documentary, revealed his biting side again. The result of this mixture reflected his ambivalent nature. Today, a clearly biting Christmas song is on the gift table for 2022. On the basis of “Joy to the World” and this time under his civil name, he takes the Christmas concern with rockets and other war equipment violently on the joke. But again, the song has very pleasing sides.

Ich bin der Barde deiner nie gerträumten Träume - Horst Grabosch

Ich bin der Barde deiner nie geträumten Träume

Horst Grabosch is always good for a surprise. Not that this is the first poem set to music that the eclectic has published, but the style is new. Familiar twists appear, but with this song rock elements, a quote from historical NASA rocket launches and electronic elements give each other a hand. The German lyrics are no less confusing. Some kind of shaman promises the way to a new life, which begins “unceremoniously loud” in the “stripped skin”. The master himself sings and the tones of the melody oscillate between the tones of the familiar tempered tuning, although the former professional trumpeter certainly knows exactly where they actually belong – unique.

La quarta porta per la pace della mente - Captain Entprima & Horst Grabosch

La quarta porta per la pace della mente

Fourth soundtrack from the series of Captain Entprima’s meditation music, which uses highly effective overtone structures and psychoacoustic effects to create relaxation and stimulation within a few minutes. This meditation unit is based on the keynote A. This time a melodic instrument runs throughout the piece. As can be seen from the transient response of the tones, it is an electronic wind instrument. The sound has quite a few effects that evolve over time, but the phases are constantly shifting. A very impressive performance.

La terza porta per la pace della mente - Captain Entprima & Horst Grabosch

La terza porta per la pace della mente

Third soundtrack from the series of Captain Entprima’s meditation music, which uses highly effective overtone structures and psychoacoustic effects to create relaxation and stimulation within a few minutes. After opening the first door to peace of mind on the root C and the second door had root G, as expected the series continues with the root D – circle of fifths upwards. The principle remains, but the sounds change. Another wind chime and other melodic fragments. We are curious to see how it continues.

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LUST

Quite a thick one! Horst Grabosch doesn’t leave it at a music album, but writes a book to it – unfortunately in German. But we have to accept that, because it is his native language. We already know the music from the singles, but it is so catchy and profound that you can listen to it more often. The book should increase the pleasure even more, because it describes thoughts and feelings about each title. Therefore, we think the title “LUST” is quite appropriate.

Christmas for Lunatics

2 years ago we were amazed when Horst Grabosch, with his project Entprima Jazz Cosmonauts released a Christmas song. At that time we could discover for the first time the romantic side of the otherwise often biting artist – but only in the music. The lyrics, disguised as a documentary, revealed his biting side again. The result of this mixture reflected his ambivalent nature. Today, a clearly biting Christmas song is on the gift table for 2022. On the basis of “Joy to the World” and this time under his civil name, he takes the Christmas concern with rockets and other war equipment violently on the joke. But again, the song has very pleasing sides.

Everybody Get Up

“Everybody Get Up” ended at the time when the 7-piece event band Entprima Live was just getting on the road to success. The first studio production consumed tons of time and passion. The name of the song should be the program for the live performances – and it was!

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