#1
hi.
when u are making a demo how many songs should u include in the demo? if your average song is 4 mins lets say.
and u just want to send this demo to various record labels
#2
Three best songs, if your sending them to record labels, put your best first and make sure lyrics start within 30 seconds, no long slow intros.

EDIT: Also if your band has some diverse songs put some of the different songs on there too, to show how wide a market you can appeal to.

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Three best songs, if your sending them to record labels, put your best first and make sure lyrics start within 30 seconds, no long slow intros.

EDIT: Also if your band has some diverse songs put some of the different songs on there too, to show how wide a market you can appeal to.


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#4
^^ Most record companies don't accept demos anymore actually. Most of their signings come from word of mouth from other bands on the label or shows like the X Factor.

It's getting increasingly hard to get ones foot in the door =|
#5
Generally true.

A few basic points, though....
1. Three songs max. If they want more, they'll ask. Statistically, they'll listen to the first 10-20 seconds and then chuck it. (note.... that's how long you have to hook them in, so get right to the point in your songs!) You could have 100 songs on it. They won't get spun.
2. DON'T show them that you can do metal, country, funk, etc. Give them what you do best. They need to know where to put you in their marketing framework if they are going to invest in you. Save your diversity for later.
3. Get a name and number of the person at the label that you're going to send it to. First, it will add a personal touch. Second, it will let you know whether or not they'll accept unsolicited material. You might find that you need the help of a well-known reputable manager, entertainment lawyer, agent, etc. in order to get them to receive it.

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