Do you ever submit your music to record labels ?

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Do you ever submit your music to record labels ? Poll

  1. Yes and i was successful.

    35.3%
  2. Yes and i had no response.

    23.5%
  3. I want to release it on my own but don't have the knowledge and expertise.

    23.5%
  4. My music sucks,but i'm having fun and the time of my life !!! .

    17.6%
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  1. spyfx

    spyfx Member

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    Do you ever submit your music to record labels ? Poll.....
     
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  3. Polymetrix

    Polymetrix Producer

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    Never been and never will be interested in handing over full control over my music to some business.
     
  4. tooloud

    tooloud Platinum Record

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    Yes. But the year was 1982 and record companies were throwing money at new bands.
     
  5. NextGenSound

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    I do...Usually I send a rough to the artist for voicing, then I send the label the stereo bounce for final approval but it's after I've received the final vocal stems and mixed the song.
     
  6. john olsen

    john olsen Newbie

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    tooloud

    me too around that period...
     
  7. fraifikmushi

    fraifikmushi Audiosexual

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    I think the op is referring to sending unsolicited demos... Of course the label will listen to your stuff if you're on the roster.
     
  8. iswingwood

    iswingwood Ultrasonic

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    I worked at a major label.. They would ask me to reproduce songs that random people sent to them. Don't trust them with your music. This is the age of independence, find your own artist+writer, make your own records, distribute through CD baby, then market.
     
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    How's your arthritis and what blood pressure pills you on?
     
  10. spyfx

    spyfx Member

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    interesting story....... can you give a hint at what that major label is?
     
  11. jynx

    jynx Kapellmeister

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    Id restrain from just randomly sending labels your work..
    Or id suggest contacting those you wish to show your stuff too first,and making sure theyve the time n inclination to listen....
    If you send anything whatsoever ,no matter how insignificant or great it may be Alwayzz>>

    Make absolutley sure youve a copy of whatever track/s your sending..
    And first send youreslf> "via registered/recoreded delivery"
    The copy i mentioned above..
    Dont send your work out until first your copy has been delivered bk to yourself and signed for....

    Why you say...
    Because if youve a sealed copy delivered to yourself that pre dates the copy youve sent over..
    And someone tries to steal your work..
    That actually stands up in court as proof of ownership/copyright

    Im sure theres other more simpified ways actually these days...
    But thats a method i always used..
    If you ever send something to a label via a P:o box number dont be too alarmed either..
    But in that scenario make damn sure youve proof of ownership....

    It does happen..
    Work /ideas being stolen i mean..

    And theres truly nothing worse in the universe than this happening right here>>
    Bk in 2000 a friend and i had gone to go buy a car...
    On the way back from buying it i had a phone call from a really close friend who,d just the week before hand moved a few hundred miles away....
    So he starts kinda exitingly congratulating me...
    He knew i was sending stuff to labels so it didnt seem odd ..

    "So you got it released well done well done"
    Type thing..
    Now im properly confused at that point ,and what he said next ill never forget "nor will i forget the moths n months of endless rage i felt after"

    He goes to me "and i swear to christ this isnt some bs story im telln you here ok"

    He says "its gettn played on radio 1 now"
    Or somethng very very similar to that effect...
    So im still driving back after buying a This Golf Having the strangest conversation wth my m8..
    I switch the cd player off turn the radio on and >>>

    "Fukn Wham"

    There it is being played bold ass brass..
    Dj such n such my fat hairy asshole...

    Im kiddin its not fat....
    Tis hairy tho...

    But yeah that tought me such a lesson..
    Actually it kinda broke my spirit for a really really long time...
    Years in fact...

    Just dont rush as i did..
    Think it all through first and make damn sure your first port of call is ensuring no assmunch can swipe your stuff...
    Maybe its harder to get away wth these days im not too sure......
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2017 at 10:38 AM
  12. spyfx

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    ok.
     
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