Musicians: sending tracks to the label
First of all, it is a high-quality, unique, competitive material.
I will not go into the technical side of creating tracks. Competently executed mixing and arrangement. Overall a good sounding track. It is best to give this option to more experienced musicians for criticism. The best way would be to give the resident producer of this label.
Simply put, this track should not be plagiarized, remixed and so on associated with copyright infringement.
This means your material should be no worse than the rest of the material produced by this label.
I would like to draw your attention to the fact that the label DOES NOT CONSIDER YOUR material. The maximum is a mastering engineer will make a technical or artistic mastering of your track.
The next step is to prepare a demo of your material.
I use the usual sound editor, be sure to cut out the beginning of the track, a few seconds before the main theme. Then we cut out the losses and the second or more part of the work.
To make such cut-outs look more or less normal, we use the standard level increase / attenuation procedure (Fade In / Fade Out).
By this we exclude the possibility of illegal use of your material. That is, your track will not be able to play in the club / radio.
Next, save in mp3 format with preferably variable bitrate 96-128.
As a result, we have a demo material called Demo Cut.
Next, sign the track in tags:
the file name is only Latin, instead of spaces we use underscores.
Then we upload our demo material to file sharing.
Please note – “foreign” labels accept material from sendspace.com and yousendit. CIS file sharing is not suitable.
The next step is to search for labels:
There are a lot of ways.
There are also label forums where demo material is received. You publish your demo and contacts, and the demo manager, if he finds your material suitable for the criteria of their format, will contact you.
There is an option through the forum site promodj.ru, there are regularly created topics about the adoption of tracks on the label.
Let us dwell on the fact that we are sending an email and icq demo to the label manager.
What should I write in the letter?
topic title – demo
The demo manager doesn’t care how much you made this track, how you made it, who liked it and where you played it.
Because in the body of the message only links to your unsigned material.
Not all labels have the opportunity to respond to you that your track does not fit.
The demo manager of an advanced label listens to dozens or even more demo material per day, because in very rare cases the label will write to you that the track is not suitable.
BUT! If your track is suitable, then the demo manager will definitely contact you. It is in the general interest.
As soon as the demo manager contacts you, the contract is concluded.