Getting signed to a record label is no doubt the dream of every upcoming musician in the world and Nigeria is not an exception, and good enough there are so many record labels in Nigeria that are offering so much opportunities for talented upcoming artists in the country.
One of the top record labels in Nigeria that has been a light to several talented artists is known as Marlian Records, and having seen how successful this record label has been, every artists in the country are looking for an opportunity to become a Marlian recording artist.
With the likes of the late Mohbad who became successful before leaving the label, Zinoleesky, Cblack, Fabian Blu etc. and even the record label’s CEO, Naira Marley being Marlian record label members who has become very successful in their musical career, any upcoming artists like the new signee Vusic would quickly see their dreams of becoming a superstar happening in just one strife.
But then, the problem of becoming a Marlian record label artist lies in being able to contact the Marlian Record label, that is why I am writing this article to reveal to you how to contact Marlian Record Label.
But before I do so, let us get to see who owns Marlian Records and how it was founded and launched on December 30, 2019.
Who owns Marlian Record Label?
Marlian Record Label is owned by Azeez Adeshina Fashola, who is musically known as Naira Marley. He is a British born and Nigerian singer and songwriter who has lots of hit songs to his credit which includes ‘Am I a yahoo boy”, “Issa goal”, “Soapy”, “Comin’ etc.
Marlian Records, also known as Marlian Music was established and launched in December 2019 during the Marlian Fest Concert at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos State. And over the years, the record label has grown to become a home to several notable and successful artists.
How to contact Marlian record label.
If you want to contact Marlian Record Label, make sure you reach out to the CEO of the label in person of Naira Marley across all his social media handles. You can do so by tagging him on your freestyle and viral videos as well as sending him a DM requesting to be a member of his record label.
However, before you attempt contacting Marlian Record Label, make sure you do the following things I am going to mention and explain below.
Things you have to do before you contact Marlian Record Label.
- Make sure you are talented enough.
- Study the Marlian musical style.
- Record and promote your songs.
- Build a very strong social media presence.
- Possess a business mindset.
- Make honesty your best policy.
1. Make sure you are talented enough.
When it comes to getting signed by a record label, being musically talented plays a very important role because if you cannot sing and perform on stage there is no record label that will look at you twice, safe to say Marlian Records.
And one of the ways I always like to advise artists about confirming if they are musically talented is to start b recording demos which you will play for your family members and friends asking their honest opinion about how musically talented you are.
2. Study the Marlian musical style.
When you carefully observe, you will discover that every record label in Nigeria and the world at large has their own musical style which nearly, if not all the artist signed to that label are using; and the Marlian record label is not an exception in this.
It is therefore worth mentioning that if you are not making the same style of music other artists who are already signed to Marlian mrecords are making, you will find it very difficult to get the labbel’s attention no matter how hard you seem to reach out.
But if you are able to study and adopt the Marlian musical style, you will realize that the label will waste no time to reach out to you once you are able to get their attention.
3. Record and promote your songs.
Once you are able to confirm that you are musically talented, the next step to take is to set aside a budget and go record your own unique and original song in the studio.
And immediately you are done with the recording, employ several strategies that will help you put the music in front of potential listeners by way of music promotion.
4. Build a very strong social media presence.
Nowadays, one of the ways record labels are using to look out for talented artist is to check out their social media handles to discover the content they are uploading consistently and how large is the fanbase they are able to gather so far.
And for this reason, you have to ensure you build a very strong social media presence on the most important social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, X formerly Twitter, TikTok etc.
And the only effective way of building a social media presence is to create and consistently upload interesting content like freestyle videos, viral videos, music videos, educative videos about the music industry etc.
5. Possess a business mindset.
Record labels are business entities who are seeing the artists as a product and service that will help them to invest and get an ROI (Return On Investment).
So when you think of contacting the Marlian Records make sure you possess a business mindset because this will help you to direct your energy towards being that good product and service that will generate so much income for the record label.
For this reason, you need to understand how record labels make their money as well as how they pay their artists.
6. Make honesty your best policy.
There are going to be documents to sign, studio sessions, tours and gigs to perform, cheques to be cashed out, etc. And because you are going to be at one end of all this, you need to ensure you always deliver your own part of the deal.
For example, if the agreement was for you to spend 3 years in Marlian records, don’t make any move of ending the deal before the said time remembering that such actions could bring consequences that might mot initially end well.