The Label Machine


So, you want to start a record label or self-release your own music? Then this is the resource you need. You are looking at the ultimate guide to starting, running and growing your independent record label. You will learn all about the music industry business and how to navigate the tricky dos and don’ts. You will finally understand and take control of your music copyright and get to grips with the legalities involved. You will build your label effortlessly, learning how to professionally market your music and artists – allowing you to reach thousands of fans. And, essentially, you will learn how to create multiple label revenue streams to create an established record label.

Please note that The Label Machine is available as a paperback (please note postage is charged separately). There is no postage charge for the ebook option which will be delivered in two formats: epub and pdf.

SKU: 9781913231101 Category: Tags: , , Product ID: 22783


The Label Machine: How to start, run and grow your own independent music label is the first book to give music artists practical step-by-step comprehensive instructions for setting up and running an independent music label.

It features a detailed breakdown of how each part of the industry works, including copyright in the UK and US, record label set-up, record releases, and royalty collection.

Provides in-depth guides on marketing, covering; traditional PR, Facebook and Instagram advertising, Spotify playlisting, and fan growth. Includes templates for record label and management contracts, marketing and promotion schedules, press releases, and fan email automation.


“Nick’s constant source of advice and knowledge gave us the backbone on which we run our label; he knows his stuff!” The Prototypes (Get Hype Records)

“Having founded and run many successful indie labels over the years, Nick Sadler has all the knowledge you need to start your own imprint. His record label knowledge is so vast he has literally written the book on it.” Matt Ryan (Par Excellence Management)

“Nick’s breadth of knowledge of the music industry has been invaluable to me over the years, especially while navigating the business aspects of the industry. He totally takes the headache out of distributing, marketing and selling music.” Molly Beanland (former artist on Island Records)

“This is a great resource, and it has a lot of information that is compiled into one place that’s easy to find” Roy Lindsey (Dapr Music)

“It gave me a lot more direction and I knew what to focus on. Everything is so easily mapped out” Dave Strickland (Sensible Recordings)

“I love the fact I have a step by step formula. It was all laid out in an easy-to-follow and concise way.” Greg Rose (Franklin)

“With this system, I can keep my focus clear. You are correct when you say to me: when you’ve set it up, then it’s easy.” Nenad Ruvidic (Parallel Audio)

“It’s just a good framework that doesn’t seem to be available anywhere else. It’s really useful, really positive” Paul Twomey (Obliviate Records)

“It’s really well organised and everything seems easier like this… the strategy and organization are really nice. The checklists were really important in my opinion, really useful” Sergio Abraço (Tribe in Live Records)

“Nick’s training and mentorship are amazing, the amount of content and diligence is incredible. Big love to you!” David Mérismé (Glockwork Records)

“I would highly recommend to any artist and/or producer, new or experienced, there is a lot to gain from The Label MachineGemma Dobson (Siren)

“You make it so easy to understand every task and your help is always there.” Mario DS (Self Made Click Records)

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 20.9 × 3.1 × 13.7 cm


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