What did the music industry ever do for you?
You're in a band, you think you're pretty good. You've made some demos, and you've tinkered with them until they sound pretty close to how you want them to. You are online everyday, talking to people who like your music. They are connected to you, they want you to do well. All over the world there are bloggers seeking out new music and spreading the word to an audience of millions. Without being overly capitalist about things: you have a product, a way to publicise it, a market, and a means of distribution:
Why exactly are you waiting to get signed?
Let's say you do - let's say you are among the vanishingly small percentage of bands who will be judged saleable enough by someone (no better qualified for the task than you are) and signed to their record company. They might give you an advance on profit, though this is increasingly unlikely - most bands do not get one. They will pay for you to record an album which may or may not end up being an improvement on your demos. They will possibly, though not necessarily, pay a publicist to talk to print journalists about you. And then they will release a CD with your name on it which will not sell very many copies - because no one is selling very many copies - because very few people want to buy CDs. At the end of it you will likely be poorer. You will certainly be more cynical.
Corporate Records is not like that. Corporate Records is a record company you sign yourself to. It's simple, painless, free and it allows you to control your own career with no obligations or restrictions.
Once you have registered, upload the music you would like to release. Set a release date, and group together any tracks that make up an 'album release' or just leave them as individual downloads. Corporate Records will automatically generate unique download pages for all your songs and releases where they will be offered for sale on a 'Pay-What-You-Like' basis. You will be paid 80% of all takings.
What happens next is up to you. Write a press release using our templates and send it to blogs and journalists. Maybe hire your own publicist to do this for you. Send your music to Publishers and Booking agents, safe in the knowledge that you retain all your own copyrights. You are no longer restricted to traditional release schedules, so remix your tracks and make the results available, try things out, experiment. Of course, if EMI come knocking with a million dollar advance then you are free to take it and walk away, having lost nothing. But in the meantime, it's your music, it's your career and it's your audience that matter.