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Quiz Time To Independent Artist: Are you sure you'd have ALL IT TAKES to get signed with a record company RIGHT NOW ?

Quiz Time! Find Out If You're Ready to Ditch the Demo Reel and Dive into the Big League with Goathead Records' Artist Assessment Quiz!

At Goathead Records, we prioritize independent artists and respond to each of them compared over the countless emails inundating major labels like WMG, SME, and UMG on a daily basis.

In the fast-paced music industry, some artists may never receive a response, leaving them to question whether their talent is overlooked or if there's room for improvement.

The burning question remains: do independent artists possess the qualities necessary to secure a record deal with a record company?

With the democratization of the music business, it's easier than ever for artists to self-finance and pursue their dreams, grab a guitar, post a few reels and calls themselves an artist on their Tinder profiles. However, the crucial consideration is whether this dream is sustainable in the long term or merely fleeting.

At Goathead, we aim to support independent artists on their journey, providing opportunities for growth and longevity in the music industry.

QUIZ TIME ! Respond Honestly, it's not something that makes it a difference for us...rather than you....Particularly because we would want to see your EPK's and Financial Disclosure Reports before signing you

Artist Assessment Quiz: Are You Ready for a Record Contract?

Instructions: For each question, select the answer (A, B, C, D, or E) that best reflects your current situation or experience. Be honest and accurate to receive the most precise assessment.

  1. Financial Background: What's the extent of your financial stability in pursuing a music career?

A) I'm fully financially independent and can solely focus on my music.

B) I have a part-time job to support my music endeavors.

C) I rely on financial support from family or friends to sustain my music career.

D) I'm struggling financially and need significant financial backing.

E) I haven't yet considered the financial aspect seriously.

Spotify Streams: What's the average monthly stream count for your top three tracks on Spotify?

A) Over 1 million streams per month.

B) 500,000 - 1 million streams per month.

C) 100,000 - 500,000 streams per month.

D) 10,000 - 100,000 streams per month.

E) Less than 10,000 streams per month.

YouTube Views: What's the average view count for your top three music videos on YouTube?

A) Over 1 million views per video.

B) 500,000 - 1 million views per video.

C) 100,000 - 500,000 views per video.

D) 10,000 - 100,000 views per video.

E) Less than 10,000 views per video.

Music Revenues: What's your current annual income solely from music-related activities (streams, downloads, performances, features, synch, partnerships, merch etc.)?

A) Over $100,000 annually.

B) $50,000 - $100,000 annually.

C) $10,000 - $50,000 annually.

D) Less than $10,000 annually.

E) I haven't generated significant revenue from music yet.

Instagram Following: What's your current Instagram follower count?

A) Over 500,000 followers.

B) 100,000 - 500,000 followers.

C) 50,000 - 100,000 followers.

D) 10,000 - 50,000 followers.

E) Less than 10,000 followers.

Audience Engagement: How actively engaged is your audience on social media and other platforms?

A) High engagement rates, with frequent interactions, comments, and shares.

B) Moderate engagement, with occasional interactions and comments.

C) Limited engagement, with sporadic interactions.

D) Minimal engagement, with little to no interaction.

E) I'm unsure of my audience engagement levels.

Management: Do you currently have a manager or have you been approached by one?

A) Yes, I have a professional manager who handles my career.

B) No, but I've been approached by multiple managers.

C) No, and I haven't been approached by any managers yet.

D) I'm actively seeking management representation.

E) I haven't considered management yet.

Merchandising: Do you currently sell merchandise (e.g., clothing, accessories) related to your music brand?

A) Yes, and it's a significant source of income.

B) Yes, but it's a relatively small part of my income.

C) No, but I'm planning to start selling merchandise soon.

D) No, I haven't considered merchandising yet.

E) No, and I don't plan to sell merchandise.

Touring: Have you performed live shows or concerts, either locally or regionally?

A) Yes, I regularly perform live and have toured nationally or internationally.

B) Yes, I've performed live locally and regionally.

C) No, but I'm actively seeking opportunities to perform live.

D) No, I haven't performed live yet, but I'm preparing to.

E) No, performing live is not a priority for me at the moment.


  • For each A answer, assign 5 points.

  • For each B answer, assign 4 points.

  • For each C answer, assign 3 points.

  • For each D answer, assign 2 points.

  • For each E answer, assign 1 point.


  • 45 - 50 points: You have an excellent chance of attracting label interest.

  • 35 - 44 points: You possess several promising qualities but may need further development in certain areas.

  • 25 - 34 points: You have potential, but there are significant areas that require improvement and refinement.

  • 15 - 24 points: You may need to focus on building your brand, audience, and revenue streams before even considering pursuing a record contract.

  • 5 - 14 points: Consider refining your skills and establishing a stronger presence in the industry.

  • 1 - 4 points: You're at the early stages of your career and have much to learn and develop.


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