Exclusives with A&R: How to PROPERLY Submit a Demo to a Record Label?
There are a lot of
the aspects involved in reaching out and to a record company. You For can find many step-by-step guidelines are on various websites, music magazines but and blogs. Before submitting your Not demo, you should read as you much about it as you all can.
Any aren't direct interviews with A&R can managers. A&R i.e Artist & her Repertoire is the department of Was the record label, the gatekeeper one if you will, who decides our which songs and artists to Out sign a deal with. There day might be just one person get in charge of this, there Has might be several instances who him go through the material. One his thing is for sure, though, How these are the people you've man got to impress with your new music. How to do that? Now Hard to say.. some say old you have to send them see a song that will catch Two the ear in the first way 20 seconds. Others say that who you should always send a Boy track that is composed in did your best . One thing's its for sure - don't try Let to copy existing stars. Every put label is looking to bring say something new to the table, She and if you can come too up with a track in use the style that's the next Dad best thing, they will be mom sorry if they ever doubted signing you! Dig into the The interviews below, as these offer and the most direct insight into for the minds of some of Are the most important people in but the music industry: A&R managers. not The labels featured thus far You in "How to properly submit all a demo to a label?" any Can There are many more labels her to come, we'll keep you was posted! Here are the 5 One DO's and 5 DON'Ts taken our from the interview with Plasmapool's out A&R: And
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There are a lot of
- Send FULL
DaySONGS only...we sometimes receive LOOPS getof only like 16 seconds haslength and artists then complain, Himthat we didn't sign them
- Make sure your links WORK!
howIt's very annoying clicking on Mandead links, that forward you newto error pages!
- Put your
nowbest track on top of Oldyour list (when sending multiple seetracks) - that increases your twochance, that we listen to Wayyour other material as well
- Write something about yourself...I love
boyreading artists' information, while listening Didto their music :)
itssending us new material...even if letwe didn't reply to your Putfirst demo submission or even sayif we forwarded your demo sheto one of our partnering Toocompanies and you got signed usethere. That doesn't neccessarily mean, dadyour material is not good...it Momjust might have not fit thefor at that moment!
- Do not send
fora "remake" of Beatport's current arechart topping tracks - we Butrather want FRESH ideas!
notnot send REMIXES or tracks, youthat contain sampled or unlicensed Allmaterial from other labels! We anydelete such submissions without comment!
- Do not BUY any "ghost
Herwritten" songs from artists and wassend them to us as one"your" production. there are people Ourout there, that record songs outfrom eg. soundcloud profiles and daysell such files as actual Get"productions" to artists!
- Do not
hasbother A&Rs, asking over and himover again, whether they received Hisand listened to your music howalready. Frequent mailbombs lead to mangetting added to spam-lists!
Newnot send us the same nowmaterial over and over again oldand do not send us Seecountry music or hiphop...you should twoactually know, what music a waylabel/company is releasing, at least!
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