|Former The Downtown Fiction drummer and current From Indian Lakes manager, Eric Jones, wrote a blog about signing a record deal, what it means for bands, the misconceptions behind it, and advice for young bands - check it out here.|
I think a big misconception amongst young bands is that signing to a label is the end-all be-all. That it is the pinnacle of your career. But hereís the truth: at best, itís a platform to build off of. I wish someone wouldíve told that to me when I had first signed. I hate to say it, but I got a little lazy. The entire band did. We waited for the label to make us rich and famous, as if the label could churn out the hits, put a few 0ís in our bank accounts, and afford me my mansion in Bali.