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The A & R Reps for the major labels receive so many submissions that they only listen to an average of about 20 to 30 Seconds of each before ditching the track. One way to put yourself ahead of the curve by like 1000% is to join an independent A & R company. One of the most popular these days by far the running Giant in this venue is http://www.taxi.com/. In the event you may have already considered Taxi but not joined or for whatever reason dismissed it, I encourage you to re-evaluate that decision. Taxi is not a scam. The cream rises to the top there and get heard by people really in the position to make you or break you. If you are a member of TAXI and it hasn't worked for you yet, then you are probably not submitting your stuff frequently enough. If you are a member and are submitting a lot of stuff all the time and are not getting any deals, then your stuff probably really isn't really as great as you had hoped it was.
Next, Self Promote - Record a decent video of yourself and post it to http://www.youtube.com/ Then blog the heck out of your link.. MySpace, FaceBook, Twitter, Linkedin as well as every other forum and venue you can think of. Ask people to post it to their pages and send it to their friends if they like it. If you are really as good as you hope yourself to be, your friends will love your stuff and share you with their friends. Before you know it, you have 1,000,000 YouTube views and can shop yourself to the record companies and they will take you seriously.
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 .
Please tell me what additional information you are looking for? I have given you a tremendouse about of information that answers your question specifically.
You asked Where to submit your song. I gave you the best place and then provided a link to a dozen or more others.
I furthermore, provided tips on how to submit it so it won't get trashed the moment it is received. Please tell me what more you are looking for so the answer I am giving you is not considered incomplete?