This is a basic guide for people who want to submit demos to record labels. Record labels are companies that help musicians get their music out into the world. They provide musicians with marketing, distribution, and promotion for their music.
This article will help you how to approach the correct label for your demo so that you can get your music heard by as many people as possible!
Do Research Which Record Labels You Want to Work With.
Labels are a key part of the music industry and can be crucial to your career as a music producer and DJ. It is important to research the labels that you want to work with before you start your career.
Be smart about who you reach out to. If you’re an unknown artist, don’t contact a big label for your first demo. Decide what genre/labels you want to work with. Make a list of labels that match your style as a musician.
Introduce About Yourself and Your Goals.
You can write a few words about yourself, but in any case, it’s best not to overdo it.
My name is John, and I am 23 years old. I have been producing for the last five years, and I think I’m ready to submit my demo to your record label in consideration for release. I’m a huge fan of your record label and liked what you released.
Do not Attach MP3 or WAV Files Directly to The Email.
The attachment of MP3 or WAV files to an email can cause issues when being sent. The file formatting becomes corrupted, and the email may not send. To ensure that your message is delivered properly, please include a link to the audio file on your website or upload it to a service such as Dropbox, or Soundcloud.
Don’t Send Massive Emails to all Record Labels at Once.
If you’re considering emailing your demo to all the record labels in the world, you might want to reconsider. Consider sending an email to one label each time and waiting two weeks. If you don’t hear back from the label, send your next email to the next label on your list. Repeat this process until you get a response. If you didn’t get a reply from them, then there are two possible reasons.
- The label didn’t listen to your demo because they received many demos and couldn’t listen to everything.
- The label listens to the demo, but they don’t interested in your music.
Don’t Give up and Continue to Make Music.
Sometimes it’s hard to face rejection, so we may feel like quitting. This is normal since being turned down reminds us of our imperfections as humans. Since perfection is not for this world and belongs to the creator ‘God,’ it’s a good reason to know ourselves and our skills.
Sometimes we need to work more and improve our skills to be more competitive as music producers. All the big artists and music producers faced rejection, but they didn’t give up. They continued to make the thing they loved, creating music.
Back in the 90s, you must remember the classic dance song ‘Haddaway – What is Love.’ In the below video, you will watch an interview by Haddaway, explaining the rejection he received for his top world single ‘What is Love.’ As Haddaway said, ‘nobody what to sign the track.’ You can find many interviews with famous artists on the muzikxpress Youtube channel.
Submit demos to record labels, and don’t give up. 🙂