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Bands still want labels

By | Published on Monday 4 April 2011

Sony Music

A survey conducted by direct-to-fan platform ReverbNation and Digital Music News of 2000 unsigned acts has found that 75.4% of those questioned still aspire to secure a record deal to help them properly launch their music careers. So much for the DIY era, then.

The survey also asked the wannabe American rock stars which labels they’d like to sign to, and the top ten is totally major label driven, with three of the major label groups coming top three, and then their various subsidiaries filling the rest of the ten, as follows:

1. Sony
2. Universal
3. Warner
4. Atlantic
5. Columbia.
6. Interscope
7. Epic
8. Capitol
9. RCA
10. Def Jam