Often times I'll hear artist complain that you need an insider to be heard at a major record label. While that's sometimes true, NEVER underestimate the power of sending an intriguing email. Most artists emails don't get featured because they've never studied marketing or psychology. Yes, that's right. I said marketing and psychology. GO READ A BOOK about it. You'll then understand how much goes into someone reading your email and the difference between you getting a response or not.
If you make great music you'll be featured… WRONG! How are supposed to be featured if you don't know how to get the right people's attention in the first place? Better yet, you need to know how to properly communicate with your listeners and build YOUR OWN music fan base. I'm seldom impressed by artists who attempt to name drop people they've attempted to work with without having any accomplishments of their own.
"I was in the studio with a guy who did production for Wiz Khalifa the other day." Ok… And then what? Are you full-time with your music? Do you have any substantive email list that you own? Is there any quantitative data that you can share that shows you'll be increasing your revenue in the next 12 months? Are your monthly listeners on any streaming site increasing? These are the questions smart artists should care about.
With a little research, you can find a great record label accepting demos in no time. With a working knowledge of how to contact the record labels, you will learn how to make a show with a record label, and once you know what labels are looking for talent, you'll be on your way to know how to achieve the signing of a major label record (if that's your goal).