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Offline Phantom9d

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Where should I start?
« on: March 27, 2017, 08:59:42 AM »
Hey guys!

I'm a producer/songwriter who's got a couple songs that I want to take further to some artists. Preferably some who is established in the industry. What's the best way to get a hold of artists? is it basically "only" possible if you have a decent agent/management?

Any ideas on where I should start and what not to do?

Offline j.fco.morales

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Re: Where should I start?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2017, 06:32:08 PM »
A publishing deal. An A&R.

The essential is to have THE songs.

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Re: Where should I start?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2017, 12:00:09 AM »
Cool  ;D
But let's say I want to show my tracks to a big label in the U.S that doesn't want unsolicited demos. What are the ways to get there? Do I need someone representing me :-\ :o

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Re: Where should I start?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2017, 01:33:29 PM »
taxi, hitquarters, songalliance

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Re: Where should I start?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2017, 06:40:36 PM »
Cool  ;D
But let's say I want to show my tracks to a big label in the U.S that doesn't want unsolicited demos. What are the ways to get there? Do I need someone representing me :-\ :o

A&R's.

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Re: Where should I start?
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2017, 02:35:54 PM »
Yeah, but far as I know it's not very likely a big record label A&R will listen to a unsolicited demo?


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Re: Where should I start?
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2017, 05:56:36 PM »
Yeah, but far as I know it's not very likely a big record label A&R will listen to a unsolicited demo?

The A&R areas have scales. You don't send your stuff to the chief if you want to be heard.
That's your work: to know who you show your stuff.

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Re: Where should I start?
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2017, 07:18:46 PM »
What do you mean by scales? is it a lower scale A&R who's easier to reach?  ???

What would you have done if you wanted to contact a publisher or label and they claimed on they're website that they don't accept unsolicited demos?

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Re: Where should I start?
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2017, 11:09:06 PM »
Yep, a junior A&R.

Talk with the right guy, that's it.