Make a band
The first step to getting a record deal is to make a band. Now despite popular belief making you think that you need a band full of people who are gifted in the art of making music, you actually don’t need any real musicians.
All you actually need is a bunch of people, who will appear to a number of stereotypes. This is crucial to your mass appeal, and anyone who is looking to give you a record deal will actually be looking towards your marketability as opposed to your ability to make music.
Mold yourself to the record labels image
The second thing you need to do, is study the record label company before you go ahead and make your move.
You need to study the company and see just what it is that they are looking for in a musician. You then need to modify yourself into that image.
This is going to make it a whole lot easier for you to convince them to hire you. This doesn’t require much skill, just the ability to recognize what the company wants and then giving it to them. This is pretty much like preparing for a job interview before it happens.
Learn a few songs
The last thing you need to do is to learn a few songs, so you can play for the company once you go in. Now you may make your own music, or you could actually go on and learn some famous songs that already exist.
Either way, this is just a formality since you are looking to sell out and will end up making the music that is asked of you later on.