Building A Team for your Record Label can be difficult and also working with people can be difficult, it requires compassion and understanding. There is no way around it. People are human and we all have flaws. You have to make sure whatever position you are filling; you have the right person for that job. It may even take some trial and error. The worst thing you want to do is to have someone in a position where they can’t utilize their talents and abilities to the max. Even if the person is not all the way on point at the very beginning you have to anticipate their growth.
When Building A Team for your Record Label, first you should create a list of departments, divisions, subsidiaries you think you are going to need in your company. A couple key departments you should include are sales, Production, Marketing, Publicity, Research, Customer Service, Legal, and internet. More positions you may want to include are secretary, web designer, sales manager, research assistant, accountant, business manager and legal adviser.
I know at this moment, you may be the one filling all these positions, but the whole purpose of business is not to work 100 times harder than you do with a regular job. The whole goal with starting your own business is to create freedom for yourself, by outsourcing those tasks to other people. Ask yourself who you already know that can maybe fill some of these positions immediately. This is a great way to visualize your company, its structure, and its growth. This will also help you when you are putting together a business plan, and building a team for your Record Label.
With all that said, you have to be a great leader to execute these tasks. You don’t become a great leader overnight. It takes dedication, a little knowledge seeking, and also a bit of experience. Study what it is to be a great leader and put what you learn into action. Below I will provide you with some resources that will help you sharpen your skills as a leader and how to build a team for your Record Label.