When I got my first record deal, it went nowhere. I was discouraged and down. The upstart label was formed by a former CEO of Virgin Publishing, so I thought we would go places with them. The label spent thousands of dollars recording a 5 song demo for us, that sounded just OK. A year after that deal fell apart we got signed to Cleopatra/EMI, sold tens of thousands of CDs and established ourselves. You never know whats around the corner so NEVER GIVE UP!