Hi, I was attempting to offer you advice on the shortcuts. The newest ways of marketing oneself in contrast to the traditional way. These are the trends, the better ways. Since however, you feel my answer was incomplete, I have some information I have compiled that explains the traditional ways of submitting your music to the record labels. With this must come the understanding that only one in thousands of submissions ever get auditioned in person and only one in several hundred of these ever get signed to a recording contract. That said, I still say that Taxi is the best place to submit your song for consideration. The major l ables give a good hard listen to EVERYTING they pass along. And taxi gives a good hard listen to everything you submit to them.
Some advice on submission to the labels directly:
A. Know your label. Don't waste your time by sending your country song to an R & B label or your metal demo to a rap label etc. Send your music to the Labels who produce the kind of music that you do.
B. When you are ready to send your demo to a record lable, you have to find out the labels demo policies. You have to abide by these or your submission WILL NOT even get heard. There are format restricions, Length restrictions and follow up restrictions to name a few. Many lables don't except demos at all. The label demo policies might seem inconvenient, but following them helps you in the end. Resist the urge to try and force your way on the label. Find out what they are and follow them!
Here is a link to contact info for some of the major Lables and independnt A & R companies.
If you feel my answer is Still incomplete, tellme what else you are looking for and I will attemp to offer you additional information .