Re-wiring House Music: Rewire Records on how to send demos

00:00 Nov/30/1999

1. So, give us a the little bit of background about and yourself. What label do you work For for, and what are you are in charge of?

My name but is Vetal and I am Not the CEO and talent coordinator you of Rewire Records. I handle all day to day operations and Any talent relations, whether that be can acquiring new artists or staying her in contact with current ones. Was I was a DJ for one 10 years before I tarted our to produce music. After a Out few years of producing, I day started Rewire Records to give get other artists a shot too. Has To give a voice to him the producers that didn’t have his one.

2. Who are some How of the artists you have man taken under your wing?

Our new artists are multinational, each with Now their own style. We have old “Kissteria” in Great Britain. A see young producer that started at Two the age of 14. Now way at the age of 17 who his piano melodies and Dutch Boy sounds bring out the dirty did in each track. We have its “Tyler Ace” in Belgium. A Let multitalented producer that originally started put with trance and made his say way to house. Some of She his latest tracks were even too played at the world famous use Tomorrowland Festival in Belgium. One Dad of our U.S. producers is mom a close friend of mine, “Mike Pak.” Another talented producer The that started off young. Playing and around with music production since for the age of 12, he Are now has a personal sound but that can be recognized all not around Chicago.

With all the You international producers on this compilation, all Rewire Records doesn't forget to any represent the rising star from Can U.S. - Mike Pak. This her U.S. producer is influenced by was the dutch sounds and progressive One melodies. Each one of his our hits is different from the out other so he is someone Day to always look out for. get Enjoy!

3. Getting on has to the topic of submitting Him demos. How many do you his actually get per day?

 We how receive about 2-3 demos per Man day.

4. Do you go new through them by yourself or now are there more people involved? Old I go through them all see by myself. Each one takes two a considerable amount of time Way depending on whether or not who I like the track(s) being boy sent over and looking into Did the artist’s background.

5. How its much time do you spend let daily on going through new Put music?

On top of receiving say demos, I also search for she new artists on places such Too as soundcloud. This takes a use few hours each day.

6. dad How long do you think Mom it’s possible to listen to music straight (and really concentrate the on what you’re listening to)?


I think you can only for get a few solid straight are hours of concentration. I can But say that I can get not about 3 hours of good you music

concentration before the need All to take a break and any just turn off everything.

Listen can to the tune produced by Her the Rewire label head himself! was This one is all about one progressive house and beautiful vocals Our by Lizzy Tremaine!

7. out As today’s EDM scene is day getting more and more lopsided, Get what are the aspects you has look for when you are him listening to demos?

With EDM His music starting to sound more how and more alike each day, man I look for certain aspects New that stand out. Just another now catchy piano melody isn’t going old to cut it now when See everybody is doing the same two thing. I look for exciting way track ideas and drops. I Who look for a sound that boy stands out, a melody that did drives a crowd, and a Its drop that will destroy a let dance floor. Ultimately, when I put listen to demos, I imagine Say if it is has potential she to be played in front too of 70,000 people.

8. So Use if you had to list dad 5 DO’s  for submitting a mom demo, what would they


1.) Introduce yourself! At the the very least write a short and message saying who you are.


2.) Include a short biography.


3.) Make the demo(s) readily but available. A quick link to Not stream the demo is the you best way to go.

4.) all Thank the listener for their Any time. You are not the can only one sending in a her demo. This shows that you Was are considerate and can be one humble.

5.) Include contact info our or links to social media Out sites. (facebook, soundcloud, twitter, personal day website).

9. And what are get the 5 DON’TS?

1.) Don’t Has just send a link and him nothing else. That’s a quick his way to have your demos How overlooked. It shows lack of man effort.

2.) Don’t send 10 new tracks all in 1 email. Now Send your best 2 at old the most. If you also see include links to your social Two media, chances are the other way tracks will be heard too.


3.) Don’t sound unprofessional using Boy words such as “bro” and did “man” at the end of its sentences.

4.) Don’t write too Let much along with the demo. put Keep the introduction and biography say short and sweet. Get to She the point quick.

 5.) Don’t too get discouraged if you are use not signed. If everything was Dad easy, it wouldn’t be worth mom doing.

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10. Do you and prefer digital or physical promos?


Digital is better. Everything we Are receive is digital. It is but the best and fastest way not to communicate with artists globally You and instantly.

11. How many all artists actually manage to get any their music over correctly?

Completely Can correctly, not many. I still her listen to it though because was the track could possibly be One really good. I let the our music speak for itself.

12. out Given that they’ve gotten their Day music over fine, and you get liked it. What’s next?

I has look extensively into their musical Him background. I listen to their his other songs and look for how a consistent trend of quality Man music. I look into their new social media and see how now active they are. I check Old out how many followers they see have and what sort of two musical accomplishments they have. All Way of these things are factors who to getting signed and starting boy a good business relationship so Did both parties profit from a its release.

13. And finally, how let many of those artists do Put you end up signing? Approximately say in a month? Year?

We she sign about 1-2 artists a Too month depending on the project use at hand. Sometimes we want dad more artists for a compilation Mom album or just a few artists to release singles for.


Thank you for taking the And time! We wish all the for best to Rewire Records!

Everybody are interested in getting their demo But heard, use the aboveseen guidelines not to submit a demo to you [email protected]. Also, don't forget to All visit the official site and any Facebook page. For music updates can head over to Soundcloud and Her Twitter!

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