Tuesday, November 30, 2004

 

Demo submission

This is how you submit your demo to a record label.

Information: Most labels have a web-site. Get the correct address and information from the site, search engines or the yellow pages. Include suites, rooms or floors.
Submit your best music: Do not think you can turn in something that's alright and then you will hit them with something better. This is your first impression.

5 Track maximum: If the label or A&R are not feeling you by 5 tracks, then that demo has no chance.
Avoid wasting time and money on a press kit: The first thing a label is interested in is your music. If they're feeling your music, they will ask you for additional info.
Label the CD and the CD case: List your group name and tracks on the CD. On the jewel case list the group name, tracks, producers, features, and contact information. Include phone numbers and e-mails.
Follow up: This is the most difficult part of the task. Do this in case the label is feeling you, because not every A&R will remember to call the demos they like. Call the label a few days after submitting your demo. The chances are, if the label is feeling you, you'll speak to someone, but if not you will get a run around.
Keep Trying: Just because a label turns down your first demo doesn't mean to quit. Go back to the lab and keep producing. Hey, you never know!

If you have any questions please post.

Joab


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