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    Word up DJTT fam!

    Been a member here for a while and just reaching out

    So me and a fellow producer are starting a House music record label - we're releasing tracks as production duo "Club of Jacks" and the record label is "Club of Jacks Records".

    Any label bosses out there with any advice for a newcomer to running a record label? What's the best way to get a following? Should we sign remixes from well know producers maybe?

    We will be releasing deep / jacking / bass / house / garage sounds.

    We've got distribution lined up so these tracks should be in all good digital stores with in the next 3 - 4 weeks.

    The website is up and running with some soundcloud playlists of the first two Eps:

    http://clubofjacks.com/

    FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/clubofjacksmusic

    If anyone wants promo copies just sign up to the mail list and I'll ping over some AIFFs http://eepurl.com/bkb7SH



    Here's the releases:






    Any feedback - positive / negative greatly welcome!!!
    CLUB OF JACKS - RELEASES >>TRAXSOURCE
    Club of Jacks are a London based House & Garage production / DJ duo with releases on a number of underground labels including Plastik People Recordings, Blockhead Recordings, Hi Energy!, Pocket Jacks Trax, Soul Revolution Records and their own Club of Jacks imprint.

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    Wow excellent work on those tracks, sounding really good. Maybe I'll send over a demo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwal View Post
    Wow excellent work on those tracks, sounding really good. Maybe I'll send over a demo
    Defo do!! We looking for demos for sure! All tracks were mastered by delicious studios - they do like Rudimental / Clean Bandit etc. My mate is one half of the drum and bass producers Artificial Intelligence... he helped with the mixdowns too etc
    CLUB OF JACKS - RELEASES >>TRAXSOURCE
    Club of Jacks are a London based House & Garage production / DJ duo with releases on a number of underground labels including Plastik People Recordings, Blockhead Recordings, Hi Energy!, Pocket Jacks Trax, Soul Revolution Records and their own Club of Jacks imprint.

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    Sounds exciting. Always dug your stuff. Happy for you, mate. Will definitely be supporting this.

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    Some good tracks there Max, good luck pal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schalenberg View Post
    Sounds exciting. Always dug your stuff. Happy for you, mate. Will definitely be supporting this.
    Thanks mate, really appreciate that!

    If you want promo copies just sign up to the mail list and I'll send over some AIFFs http://eepurl.com/bkb7SH
    CLUB OF JACKS - RELEASES >>TRAXSOURCE
    Club of Jacks are a London based House & Garage production / DJ duo with releases on a number of underground labels including Plastik People Recordings, Blockhead Recordings, Hi Energy!, Pocket Jacks Trax, Soul Revolution Records and their own Club of Jacks imprint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxOne View Post
    If you want promo copies just sign up to the mail list and I'll send over some AIFFs http://eepurl.com/bkb7SH
    Done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicky H View Post
    Some good tracks there Max, good luck pal.
    Nice one man - appreciate!
    CLUB OF JACKS - RELEASES >>TRAXSOURCE
    Club of Jacks are a London based House & Garage production / DJ duo with releases on a number of underground labels including Plastik People Recordings, Blockhead Recordings, Hi Energy!, Pocket Jacks Trax, Soul Revolution Records and their own Club of Jacks imprint.

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    I also run a Label, as well as released music on 2 other labels...

    1. your top priority is to get a lawyer/manager to write up some contracts for the future.
    2. you need a facebook, twitter, youtube, and soundcloud to be considered a label by most distributors and stores.
    3. seeing as its Electronic music check Out labelworx.com and their services and distribution offer (amazing stuff)
    4. check out mailchimp as well for mailing lists, although Labelworx should handle a good chunk of that
    5. you are most likely gonna loose alot of money good luck
    6. another important thing is to keep tracks private until release date, 2 weeks before the release you can send out a 1:30 demo on the cloud of sound...
    7. also when sending promos to artists and labels, make sure you send them at least 1 month before release and be prepared to wait 2 weeks before a response if you even get one...
    8. check out http://www.ec.calgarc.com because
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    Quote Originally Posted by calgarc View Post
    I also run a Label, as well as released music on 2 other labels...

    1. your top priority is to get a lawyer/manager to write up some contracts for the future.
    2. you need a facebook, twitter, youtube, and soundcloud to be considered a label by most distributors and stores.
    3. seeing as its Electronic music check Out labelworx.com and their services and distribution offer (amazing stuff)
    4. check out mailchimp as well for mailing lists, although Labelworx should handle a good chunk of that
    5. you are most likely gonna loose alot of money good luck
    6. another important thing is to keep tracks private until release date, 2 weeks before the release you can send out a 1:30 demo on the cloud of sound...
    7. also when sending promos to artists and labels, make sure you send them at least 1 month before release and be prepared to wait 2 weeks before a response if you even get one...
    8. check out http://www.ec.calgarc.com because
    Nice - good tips - we are using label worx for distribution and we got most of our social media sorted (links on website - http://clubofjacks.com/) and got mailchimp too.

    All good stuff tho man thanks
    CLUB OF JACKS - RELEASES >>TRAXSOURCE
    Club of Jacks are a London based House & Garage production / DJ duo with releases on a number of underground labels including Plastik People Recordings, Blockhead Recordings, Hi Energy!, Pocket Jacks Trax, Soul Revolution Records and their own Club of Jacks imprint.

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