To get the attention of record labels recording artists must not only have great music but must be active when it comes to marketing and promoting their music. Labels like to take over talent, not so much develop talent anymore. Labels just want to see you taking your music career serious, they want to see you being the jack of all trades when it comes to letting the world know you and your music exist. Keeping your social media pages and website updated with pics,videos, and news updates is key.
Recording artists just like a 9 to 5 worker can easily find themselves stuck. The key to moving forward is to first come to terms with the fact that whatever you are doing is not making progress toward your future.
Change is sometimes one of the hardest things to do for a lot of people, who have accepted being just average. For recording artists striving for mainstream, time is not your friend. Recording artists must not only create great music but must also get it out there by any means. The only thing keeping many artists from having that hit number 1 single on the Billboard charts is simply not heavy promoting their music.
You must do everything in your power to be seen in the industry you want to be a part of so bad. You must attend and network the same events others on a mainstream level attend. You must be willing to submit your demo to record labels, cause you just never know. Everyday must be a stepping stone to greatness, even if the steps are small you must do something daily to advance your career, cause after all it is your music career right.