Title: Getting your songs heard by industry professionals.

  1. Tuesday, April 17, 2012 6:30:08 PM
    @Do I send CDs, MP3s or web Links? Are lyrics or other information always required? You would have to contact the label and ask them if they prefer a physical CD of your music of if they would prefer an MP3 link via email and or a web link. They will let you know and once they do, just prepared. Don't rush. A&R's get lots of songs and sometimes you only have one chance to make a big impression. Some labels ask for lyrics, but lyrics from what I understand are not important. The focus should be on good music. If the song is right, they will learn it and sing along without the lyrics etc.
  2. Thursday, May 24, 2012 11:52:32 AM
    Chalam +
    Hi, The regular route of mailing a demo and waiting may work sometimes.People you mail to don't have the time nor interest to listen to your song.People do mail you saying,"respectfully passed." Most of the times you will never hear from them. Keep writing.Write,write,write and write.You will someday come across that somebody who shows interest in your works.Be patient,very patient.Patience eventually pays.
  3. Monday, August 10, 2015 1:04:58 PM
    Michael Leahy
    I remember reading an item by an A&R person who said all his signings came through recommendations. Although he listened to demos sent randomly, the actual business was coming through people he knew. To be more precise, he was talking regularly with (at the time) record store salespeople, journalists, concert and festival organisers and musicians he knew. it's worth bearing this in mind. Since then, I imagine he is also following other people's lists on Spotify and checking different blogs that promote indie music. The other way to get noticed is to have the sort of following that acts as ambassadors. Record labels just love acts that already have a following. In other words, don't obsess about sending demos. Thee are more effective ways of getting noticed. Michael
  4. Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:29:25 PM
    cole son
    Start looking outside your bubbles and find the real artists who are not connected... some of the greatest artists on this planet had not been discovered because they don't fit into the mainstream and are not good at connecting or submitting. ent. lawyers, managers and a&r are too caught up into their way of doing it to think outside the box and discovered the Real Greats. keep on trucking