#1
I'm a solo artist and have produced 6 demo's that I think are pretty good and want to get them out there into the music business but dont know what labels to target and what they actually look for.

Can anyone on UG help me out please?
links to companies or contact of any form would be massively appreciated

thanks

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#3
I dunno, but I shall listen to your music.
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I'm a solo artist and have produced 6 demo's that I think are pretty good and want to get them out there into the music business but dont know what labels to target and what they actually look for.

Can anyone on UG help me out please?
links to companies or contact of any form would be massively appreciated

thanks

my URL for my different sound is here


you won't get signed just for having demos. you have to get out and play shows.
that's the number one rule for getting signed. if a band plays tons of shows and is well known in their area, it shows they have work ethic. thus attracting labels - be it big or small.
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#5
I like your music.

Though, your Song Thank You and a really cheesy beginning
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#6
Labels look for talent, and this gos for all labels
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you won't get signed just for having demos. you have to get out and play shows.
that's the number one rule for getting signed. if a band plays tons of shows and is well known in their area, it shows they have work ethic. thus attracting labels - be it big or small.


not necessarily, if you reach the right people. eg. Panic At The Disco, as much as you may or may not dislike them, were signed without playing a show.
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#8
Don't bother sending your demo to any majors. First because none of them usually accept non solicited press packages, and second because you're not going to get signed if you don't sound like Hinder. Try smaller indies like Kill Rock Stars or Ecstatic Peace.
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you won't get signed just for having demos. you have to get out and play shows.
that's the number one rule for getting signed. if a band plays tons of shows and is well known in their area, it shows they have work ethic. thus attracting labels - be it big or small.


that really depends, I'm trying to get signed off of demos, I'm an electronic act and will never play live with that. There are several acts like this that have record deals.
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Try labels started by people already in famous bands. Some artists start labels because of how long it took them to get signed, and they will usually sign people easier than a really large record label.
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#13
I doubt they listen to al music. They get like 100 tapes a day. And with a lot of crap included, I can imagine within they can't be bothered to listen to it anymore. It also shows nothing about urself, or if u can handle work pressure.

Also If a big record company goes well financial wise, they dont' care for new talent. They rather stay with something that will insure income, then put energy into some guy that sent an album, that has no financial securance at all.

The "talent" era is over. Unless you come with a new style of music which is totally fresh and new. But with normal songs, they won't sign u, unless you have contacts or are really lucky that the Music producer listens to ur album when he had good sex the night before.

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I doubt they listen to al music. They get like 100 tapes a day. And with a lot of crap included, I can imagine within they can't be bothered to listen to it anymore. It also shows nothing about urself, or if u can handle work pressure.

Also If a big record company goes well financial wise, they dont' care for new talent. They rather stay with something that will insure income, then put energy into some guy that sent an album, that has no financial securance at all.

The "talent" era is over. Unless you come with a new style of music which is totally fresh and new. But with normal songs, they won't sign u, unless you have contacts or are really lucky that the Music producer listens to ur album when he had good sex the night before.


You're only talking about major labels though, and the major label era is fading out pretty fast.
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Just try some of the labels of your favorite artists.

This. If I ever record a decent demo, I'm sending it to Sub Pop ASAP.
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This. If I ever record a decent demo, I'm sending it to Sub Pop ASAP.


They've only ever signed like one artist based on unsolicited demos.
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They've only ever signed like one artist based on unsolicited demos.

Well, what other indie grunge/hardcore punk labels are there?
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Well, what other indie grunge/hardcore punk labels are there?


theres a crapload, and sub-pop is more focused on indie singer/songwriter stuff nowadays anyway.
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theres a crapload, and sub-pop is more focused on indie singer/songwriter stuff nowadays anyway.

I consider myself to be more a singer/songwriter with a lost of distortion and three-chord riffs. I know these days Sub Pop is more about guys like Fleet Foxes. But I'll probably just look on the internet and see.

Anyway, to TS; look up some indie labels that are into the stuff you are.
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