What is the purpose of M-Pact Development Services?
A young talent who aspires to have success in the music world is confronted with tremendous challenges in realizing his or her dreams. How do I learn how to write hit songs? How do I protect my copyrights? How do I get to write with established and successful writers? Should I believe this guy who promises to get my songs airplay? How do I engage fans and build an audience on my own? How do I prepare myself for my best chance to get a record deal?
M-Pact Development Services was created to answer those and many more questions asked by aspiring young talents. We know what it takes to be competitive and successful in the music marketplace, and we build that pathway for young artists. The adage of ‘You only get to make a first impression once’ is especially true in the music business. M-Pact evaluates aspiring artists and ensures that clients grow into competitive talents before exposing them to the music industry or the marketplace.
This is not a ‘one size fits all’ program. Every artist comes to us with a different level of experience and talent. Each has unique strengths and challenges. Understanding this is what separates M-Pact from other artist development companies. We custom build development plans for every client.
What can you tell us about your artist development program in general?
As stated previously, it is not a ‘one size fits all’ business. But with every client we build what we call a ‘parallel path’ plan of action. Simply put, it comes down to this: Artists typically envision one path or another. The first path is the ‘do it yourself’ path, where the artist acts as the record label and booking agent. The second path is where the artist aspires to get a record deal. It is our philosophy that initially, the paths are pretty much the same. The early phases include talent evaluation and building a development process based on that evaluation and the artist’s desires. If the artist wants to be a proficient musician and wants to write and perform then we would build a plan that helps them develop in those areas. Once the client has created some content, then we begin looking at preliminary presentation and fan engagement. This would include imaging, styling, photo shoot, bio, sizzle reel, website and help with fan engagement through social media. Then we reach a crossroads. If the client wants to go it alone, then we help them set up their infrastructure to do so. If the client wants a record deal, then we help prepare them for a showcase and help them find the representation they need to get them there.
How long does this take?
There is no one answer to this question. It depends on the talent and level of
Nashville or do they come to town once a month). It depends on whether they want to write their own music or record the songs of other writers.
What do you guarantee?
Unfortunately, this is not a ‘guarantee’ business. If anyone guarantees you a record deal, don’t believe them. If anyone guarantees you a hit at radio, they are lying. M-Pact makes one guarantee. At the end of our relationship, the aspiring artist will be a more complete talent than when the relationship began. We will work hard and passionately on behalf of our client. The fact that someone comes to us and asks us to help them make their hopes and dreams come true is an awesome responsibility and obligation that we take seriously every day.
How do we get started?
We meet with the aspiring artist to evaluate whether or not we think we can help them develop. If that goes well, then we work out an agreement and a schedule for the first six months of the program.