TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR CAREER

BE YOUR OWN RECORD LABEL

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DO I MAKE IT AS A MUSICIAN?

THERE IS NO SHORTAGE OF PEOPLE TELLING YOU, "THERE IS NO MONEY IN MUSIC."
There is also no shortage of people who are enjoying fullfilling careers as musicians. Why do so many people want to drive you away from this rewarding career and artform? It could be past experiences. It could be repatition of what they've been told. It could even be that they don't want more compeition. It all comes down to what you want out of your career.

Do you want to make money playing music? Do you want to reach an audience that enjoys what you create and wants to hear what you have to say? Well let us be honest: it isn't easy. Building any business isn't easy. It takes time, money, education, consistancy, and most of all perserverance. This is why our company exists.

We are a record company run by musicians who have pushed through the hard times and come out on the other side. We have made mistakes. We have priced ourselves too low. We have even seen what it is like to have poured hours into the wrong avenues and how detrimental that can be.

The truth is we can't tell you exactly what to do to make your career happen, but we can provide you with the tools, and lend some experience, so that you may be able to accelerate your career in way you've never even imagined.

I'M LOOKING FOR A RECORD LABEL OR DEAL

BEFORE YOU HEAD DOWN THIS PATH, HAVE YOU EVEN CONSIDERED WHAT A RECORD LABEL DOES?"
The movies do a great job of messing up your head and conditioning you to think that, "getting a record deal" is the best possible end result for you. Have you ever considered what a record deal is?

The long and short of it is: you are loaned money so you can afford services to be able to manufacture products which you can sell to your fan base. In exchange, all you need to do is give up the lion's share of the potential money you could have made had you handled more of the work yourself. Even then, somewhere in that contract, after all the money is loaned and you're on the hook for it, they might tell you, "it is not the right time to put this out." You'll be sitting there, waiting, paying off a loan, working a side job, while this label owns the rights to your music and tells you when you'll be allowed to put out your songs. Does this sound like a good deal?

We solve that problem.

WHAT DOES GOLDEN OAK RECORD CO. OFFER ARTISTS

BE IN CONTROL OF YOUR OWN DESTINY
We become your team. It's that simple. You become your own label.

Do you need to record some of your songs? Is it for an album? A demo? Maybe just to send your wife as an anniversary present? We've got your covered. We do not operate a brick & mortar studio. If there is anything the last few years have taught us, it is that you don't need to go burn thousands of dollars a day in a giant studio to get professional quality recordings. We have launched hundreds of songs, and the majority of our projects are done with someone sending us a demo, and a vocal track. We handle the rest, just the way the artist likes it. If you need help with production advice, we do that as well. The main thing here is that the final result sounds like it should.

I need to master some songs, can you help me with that? You bet. We master your music to the standards demanded by the destination of your release. Many studios in North America limit your decibles to -0.2 and call it a day. We don't do that, because we do it correctly. There are different standards for streaming, podcast, radio, television, CD, vinyl, and that list goes on. If you send a radio station a song that is way too loud, they'll just move on to the next one. Making people's lives around you easier, makes your own life easier, and that's why we're here to help

How do I get my songs on the radio? That is our bread and butter... Many of our projects have made it onto rotation in stations all over the world, including major stations. It is not only because of our audio quality, but because we can also help you develop the right kind of package which Music Directors want to see. We can also give you some advice on how to approach them.

Do you need graphic design so you can print some CDs or VINYL? Maybe you need some posters for an upcoming concert. Maybe you want some help making some social media designs that look great and attract new followers. No problem. We've done hundreds artworks for artists since we became a company in 2017. Artists, Labels, Music Festivals, Venues: you name it; we've done it.

What is an EPK? That is an electronic press kit, and we make those too. Press Kits vary from project to project, and they need to be specific to their destination to guarentee the best results.

This all sounds great, but I hate having to record vocals infront of someone else. Yeah. So do we. After a few years of sending tracks around online, and realizing we can get better results from someone sending us a track from their cheap microphone at home, instead of burning thousands in the studio or on fancy gear, we don't need to go through the old motions. It's a brave new world and we are here to help you navigate it.

RECORD FROM HOME. GET PROFESSIONAL MIXES. MAKE MUSIC THAT SELLS.

Record your tracks at home. Maybe it's just vocals. Maybe it's acoustic guitar and vocals. Maybe you just want some drums on a track. Do it your way. We can help guide you through the process, help you mix it, master it, get some art done up, and recommend some ways for you to go about getting your music in the hands of your fans.

There is no formula to all of this. Like we said previously: it takes hard work. It helps if you have a team and we can be that team if you're ready. We are happy to help you focus on you. When you focus on yourself, you get results. It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. It matters what you think. It doesn't matter what someone else says about, "the right way to do things." It matters that you do things and they get done in a way you are happy with.

You can start when you take charge of your own project.

OKAY... WHY ISN'T EVERYONE DOING IT THIS WAY?

ALOT OF ARTISTS ARE DOING IT THIS WAY. You've got to ask your why you aren't...

Just because this might seem new to you, doesn't mean it hasn't been done before. The truth is you can do whatever you want to with your time and money in this world. The artists we have been working with have found success because they aren't doing it the same as everybody else. Sure... they put out the same kind of digipacks for CDs. They make posters. The difference is in the person or persons within the project. At the end of the day, they own it all. They aren't owned by anyone, and they are able to connect with their fans how they see fit using their own voice to say what they want to say.

Are you tired of doing it the way people tell you to do it? Are you not getting anywhere even though you're doing everything right? Are you going crazy because you've poured so much time and money into your art, but you are not getting anything in return? That's all you. Make a change and take a step in the direction of a fullfilling career.

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