Back in 2014 we used to run a label and had a good run for a few years. We had to unfortunately close the label due to it being far too time consuming. As fun as it was we did receive a great deal of track submissions that due to certain criteria we couldn't sign no matter how good the track was. In this article we will list 5 things to think about when trying to get signed.
1. Try and tailor your tracks specifically for certain labels, or once your track is complete pick specific labels who release a similar style of music.
2. When sending a label your track include some information about yourself. Include links to your fan pages and proof of your social media following. In this day and age of competitive music having the best track is not enough, you also need the following too. Sad but true.
3. If you intend to release the track on a label do not post the full track on Soundcloud. Chances are a label will not sign a track that has been leaked to soundcloud. This is due to the audio ripping culture of recording audio however bad the quality is. It is best to keep the track exclusive to you and the labels you are sending it to.
4. Do not send a label a low quality badly mastered mp3. The first 10 seconds is the most important and if all the listener can hear is distortion and low quality audio they will switch off. Send a good quality wav preferably the master copy. This way the label can hear exactly what the professional release will sound like when released. If you have had your track mastered state so. Ie if Audio Animals have mastered your track tell the label this. This will show you have quality in mind and the label will know that you have a trusted master that is ready for distribution.
5. When sending a track to a label remember you are selling a product and yourself. Start the conversation by introducing yourself and giving as much information as possible. Do not start the conversation with YES fam!! Wanna getz signed init bruv HMU!!!! G. This will get you nowhere and before you say nobody actually does that yes they do. When we were running our label at least twice a week we would receive a track with that kind of introduction.