How do I submit my music to labels?

How do I submit my music to labels?

When you're trying to get your music heard by labels, there are plenty of things you can do to stand out from the crowd. You could try sending them a personalized email or even calling the label manager on the phone to introduce yourself. But how do you know what will work best? Well, there's only one way: trial and error! The good news is that there are a few proven ways of making yourself stand out from the crowd and helping their job easier and they're all fairly easy once you've got used to doing them regularly.



Many labels receive a high volume of submissions, so it may take them a while to respond.

Many labels receive a high volume of submissions, so it may take them a while to respond. It is important to remember that A&R teams are almost always very busy people who have many responsibilities. As such, they may not be able to respond immediately and may not respond at all if they do not think your music fits their label’s needs at the time you submit it.

If you know an A&R representative personally or have worked with them before, then try submitting your song directly via email rather than using our system...


You’re unlikely to hear back if you just email the label to the MP3.

In order to be considered, you will need to send them the link to your music. This can be done by email or through a service like SoundCloud, or Spotify. If you don't include a link, they won’t know what you're talking about and they won’t be able to listen to it!


Get your music on Spotify and iTunes.

You need to be on Spotify and iTunes. If you're not on those platforms, then it's unlikely for anyone to hear your music. There are exceptions, but they are extremely rare and require an extreme amount of luck or connections at the label level that most artists don't have. You also need to have your music on other streaming services as well as stores like Amazon or CD Baby so people can buy it if they want physical copies (physical copies still sell). If someone wants to buy your album from iTunes or Amazon but can't because your album isn't there yet, you'll lose out on more sales than just the ones who would've bought digital versions through those stores.


Don't just message the label with a SoundCloud link and hope they listen.

When sending a music submission to a label, it’s important not to simply message the label with your SoundCloud link and hope they listen. You should have a dedicated page for your music, with links to all your social media accounts and all of your releases there as well. If you don't have a website, you can use Bandcamp or another similar platform that has an embeddable player so people can listen directly from the page.

The best way to submit music is through a custom email address made just for the purpose of submitting tracks from unsigned artists. This email should include all relevant information about yourself (links to previous releases), links to streaming services where fans can listen (Spotify/Apple Music, etc.), and any other places where fans might hear it like YouTube/SoundCloud/etc., and any other relevant information like what genre(s) it falls into or any notable features on albums, etc., as well as anything else they might need in order fully understand what they're listening too before making a decision on whether or not it's right for them at this time."


When you submit your music, make sure you have all the necessary copyright info in place.

While you're submitting your music to labels, it's important to make sure you have all the important copyright information in place. The first thing a label wants to know about your song is who wrote and recorded it, so make sure that's clear. Make sure their name is included on every track and that it matches up with their website or social media profile.


Most importantly, make sure there's no confusion about when you wrote your song or when it was released. Many artists include incorrect dates on their releases because they don't know better or don't care enough (or both). This can be confusing for both listeners and labels alike, so be sure not to leave off any crucial details like this one!


Have a dedicated page or website for your music, with links to your social media and all your music in one place.

You've got to have a dedicated page or website for your music, with links to your social media and all your music in one place. Make sure it's easy to find and link directly back to any kind of social media you want (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook). Also, make sure this is the same URL that people can send out via email when they want other people to hear your track.


The better you can make yourself stand out from the crowd and help their job, the more likely they are to notice you.

The better you can make yourself stand out from the crowd and help their job, the more likely they are to notice you.

Here is a list of things that will help your chances:

  • Have a dedicated page or website for your music. This doesn't have to be fancy (in fact, it's better if it isn't), but having everything in one place makes it much easier for labels to find and listen to your music. If people can't find it easily, then not only does this increase the likelihood that they won't listen to your music (which means you've wasted time) but also decreases its chance of being discovered by others who might want to sign you! A link should be included on all social media accounts too so that everyone involved knows where they can find everything related to their career at any given time without having multiple tabs open on their browser windows while trying not to miss anything important happening within those pages' feeds.* Don't just message labels with Soundcloud links; make sure all links point towards one page on your website or blog where everything lives together neatly organized under one roof.* Get some good recordings on Spotify and iTunes - It's really hard for someone new off of Soundcloud alone because sound quality matters!

Conclusion

Remember, this is your music. You are the one who should be proud of it, not the label. So don’t just submit to a label because they have good feedback on SoundCloud or because they’re huge. Start by sending them only your best tracks and see what happens from there. Don’t forget that most labels want to work with artists who can promote themselves too; if you don't have any social media profiles set up yet then get started on those today!

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