I finally got a reply. My acquaintance, the one who's pretty involved with the record company's events and such said that they'd love to accept any help that they can get and to call them. I'm going to call them tomorrow. I'm hopefully on my way to my first freelance gig. I'd say that's good progress. I made this blog two days ago when I had no leads, no anything, and it looks likely that I'll be working with a record label soon.
Since I don't have a portfolio, I thought I'd make a band poster to show them what I'm capable of. There are a few issues in the design, but they can be fixed pretty easily.