Hi and welcome to our 'Independent record label' page.. Beside the four major record labels , all the rest of record labels are independent. Record companies are led by the A&R reps. In human language this means "The Artist and Repertoire Representatives", or also known as the record labels talent scouts for artists and bands... A few tips before submitting your demo to the A&R or publisher.
Before submitting your demo to the A&R or publisher.
A and R rep their job is to find new band and artist. They find this talent while scouting on gigs. What they looking for is a band or an artist with specific style of music, just something they like a lot... Also they listen to demo submissions to find new talented bands or artists..
So, make sure that, if you are in hard-rock or metal then don't send your submissions to a country or a dance label. It would be quit stupid and just a waste of time and money. You have to do some research before pitching out your promotion package.
An independent record label receives hundreds or even thousand of packages every week. If you wish to make a chance then make sure that your band's press kit looks nice, and really professional. Your package does have to look perfect and your demo has to sound perfect too.
Keep in mind that...
An A&R will never offering a contract because they like you , or that you are such a friendly guy, a good sport...
Not in a million years..If you think that, then stop dreamin' because we are living in the real world not in a movie script.
To find Labels accepting submissions, here's the
To the US labels!
Never send unsolicited packages to US labels. They will not accept it. And, in some US states unsolicited mail is illegal. So don't waste your money. Ask trough e-mail for permission first and send then your package.
Another thing is that all the money you get in advance ,when you
signed a contract, the record company will charge it back as soon the
money start to flow in.
In case you are thinking about starting
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