Users' questions

What should I submit to a record label?

What should I submit to a record label?

Labels often prefer MP3 files over other formats because of there smaller file size. Also, give your tracks clear file names and ID3 tags. For example, Artist Name, Track Title, and contact information such as an email address. Lastly, DO NOT send demos with copyrighted material unless it’s cleared for use.

How do you present an artist to a record label?

Approach them respectfully, address them as a real person and try not to spam them with everything at this stage. Ask questions. Find out what they are looking for in an artist and use this as an opportunity to find out if this is the right label for you, rather than just dropping demos to everybody.

What do record companies look for in artists?

Record labels want good-looking, charismatic, personable and entertaining artists who fans will be able to connect with and look up to. Whilst it’s certainly not the be all and end all of the business, you’ll be putting yourself at a significant advantage if you’ve got it.

Can you send demos to record labels?

Demo submissions should be directed to UMG’s record labels, but kindly note that they are unable to accept unsolicited material. Typically, demos are recommended to one of our labels’ A&R departments by a manager, agent, producer, radio DJ or other industry professional.

How do songs get heard by record labels?

Get Your Music Heard By Record Labels

  1. Write a Great Bio. First things first: make sure your brand is properly and professionally represented online.
  2. Prepare Your Tunes. Remember about producing and delivering good quality.
  3. Do Your Research.
  4. Be Relevant.
  5. Think Like a Label.
  6. Send it Out!
  7. Submit a Demo to Blue Label Records.

Where can I submit my music to record labels?

You can get started by uploading your tracks to Tunecore, then submit them for opportunities after you’ve uploaded.


Do record labels pay for music videos?

Typically, labels front the money for music video production. “They are the beneficiaries of the royalties that come from those videos, so it’s their obligation to pay for them,” Gershen says. “Artists who are not signed need to be self-financed.

Do record labels care about age?

When it comes to record labels and others with wide influence, they usually aren’t as picky with age when with regards to rappers and producers. Producers because they’re largely behind the scenes anyway, and rappers because…

How do you get demos to record labels?

Do: Be up front about what stage your music is in. When you reach out to a label, send them a private streaming link or an MP3 (via a site like Dropbox) and make sure your tracks are properly labeled. Say whether the music is a demo, mixed, or already mastered.

Do you have to send your music to record labels?

Since you are an unknow artist, record labels don’t want to sift through your entire recorded track collection. Chances are that if they like your music, they will ask you for more tracks anyway. A big mistake made by some wishful artist is sending record labels or music producers teasers or short demos.

How big of a file should I send to a record label?

A big mistake made by some wishful artist is sending record labels or music producers teasers or short demos. Avoid doing that and make sure you are sending tracks in full length. This should be around 320 kbps. It is important that the quality of the track is also very good.

How can I get my songs recorded as a songwriter?

And you’ll get your songs heard in a legit fashion. PRO reps can call publishers and get you meetings if they like what you do. Even though they personally are not trying to get songs recorded, their job is to help writers with their organization succeed. They can be great advocates for you if they love your music.

How does a songwriter make money as a songwriter?

Publishers are looking at the quality of your song, not so much the quality of the recording. The only way a publisher makes money is if they get a song recorded. So, if they can’t get your song (s) recorded, they aren’t going to be interested.

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