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APRIL 2018 ISSUE

MGMT – ALTERNATIVE, ROCK, POP, URBAN, DANCE
This management work with and develop many types of acts. They’ve previously managed various UK acts with 4x UK Top 20 chart positions. Their Director has been in the business for over 20 years and they work in the genres of ALTERNATIVE, ROCK, POP, URBAN, DANCE (NO COUNTRY). They are looking edgy acts (bands / solo artists / producers) with outstanding songs in the above genres from the UK only. Send your audio links ONLY to…

PUBLISHER – R&B, HIP-HOP
Established for over 6 years this company is a boutique music licensing store for all media usage including film / TV / Video Games / Recording Artists. The MD says they are looking for artists and music to represent at Midem mainly R&B / HIP-HOP. There’s a nominal fee for the selected artists with agreement. Artists residing in the UK, Canada and US only apply. For more info contact…

AGENCY / MANAGEMENT – DANCE
For over 26 years this company has been one of London’s premier entertainment agencies who promote their artists all over the UK and world. Current acts include: Angie Brown, Bizarre Inc., Rozalla & Sonia (PWL). If you’re a live act in the COMMERCIAL DANCE music genre (club charts, retro and cover artists) they could really help you get more bookings. Our contact says she’s always interesting in seeing who is out there for bookings. Ideally you already have releases and are able to promote your music. Send an email to introduce yourself and links / mp3 + hi res publicity / press pack to…

PUBLISHER, PRODUCTION, LABEL – POP
This firm is a multipurpose song company that encompasses publishing, production and a label. Located in Birmingham, UK the company is run by hit songwriters who both have a vast amount of experience in various aspects of the business (No.1 in Portugal, Nov 2015.) They’re currently looking for POP acts from the UK only that have something interesting to say “We’re looking for an act that has what it takes for us to work on a global scale.” Send mp3s/links to…

PUBLISHER – POP ONLY (POP / ROCK / R&B / SOUL, BALLADS)  
Back this month and established for 10+ years is this independent publisher primarily focused on POP songs (POP, POP / ROCK, R&B / SOUL and BALLADS) for global exploitation. They are looking for “commercial radio friendly SONGS ONLY” – songs which have a current sound and production. “PLEASE NOTE THEY ARE ONLY LOOKING FOR HIT SONGS FROM SONGWRITERS – NOT ARTISTS / ACTS / BANDS” – that’s not their business. Their primary focus is on sourcing material from SONGWRITERS (globally) looking for placement of their songs with other artists. If you have SONGS (of a commercial POP nature) send an email either with an mp3 or links to…

MASTERING – ALL GENRES
This firm is a decade-old Mastering and Mixing house dedicated to high quality audio. They have done work for Warner Music, Universal, Rush; acts include Billy Ray Cyrus, Bare Naked Ladies, Maceo Plex and many more. They are expanding their business to Bandit subscribers and offering the opportunity for you to get one of your singles mastered for free (Digital Only). This is limited to the first five subscribers who are accepted and with a deadline of 30.04.18 Please send an email directly with a brief synopsis of your project to…

DEVT, MGMT, PUBLISHER – POP, ROCK, JAZZ, BLUES, SOUL
Founded in 2015, this company has grown into an award-winning enterprise, delivering success to multiple genres, soloist and bands alike. They’ve had 2x iTunes Top 10 singles and 1x Top 10 Album in 2017 and are set to keep growing. They have built a hub where artists can come together, develop, record and create industry standard work, providing a platform to success. They have a state of the art, acoustically treated recording studio, an in-house, fully-functional video and photography room, and a phenomenal team of industry specialists. They are looking for artists from the UK in the genres of POP / ROCK / JAZZ / BLUES / SOUL for all-in-one-packages (monthly fee). Send your links to…

LABEL, MGMT, PUBLISHER – FLAMENCO, TANGO, GNAWA / RAGA…
Established over 10 years ago this record company, management and publisher also has subsidiary record labels. Their A&R / Music Producer has contacted us to say that he has a requirement for musicians for recording sessions on new material that’s being produced in London. If you have a very good quality studio you can even work afar via the net. He’s looking for an: Electric Guitarist, Classical guitarist, Flutist, Sitar, Bandoneon, Violin, Marimba for music in the genres of FLAMENCO, TANGO, PERSIAN DASTGAH, GNAWA and RAGA – CLASSICAL INDIAN MUSIC. You can be located in England, Spain, Africa, Asia, UAE, America and / or South America. Please send a brief biog with picture, plus any youtube links and an mp3 to…

LABEL, PUBLISHER – ROCKABILLY
A niché request again here for those producing ROCKABILLY. NERVOUS RECORDS & MUSIC PUBLISHING have been rockin since 1978 and are looking for young ROCKABILLY acts / artists from any where in the world for digital releases. Send your demos and info to…

PLATFORM / PROVIDER – ALL GENRES
This new online platform is for artists of ANY TYPE / ANY GENRE to get their music onto all the major online stores for free, and earn royalty money from their gigs with one click! It’s free to join, and it has everything that an emerging artist needs to make money from their music. They also have a hub of exclusive video insights from high level music industry professionals, catered to helping artists of all levels work their way towards an independent career! Their Artist Development Manager says ”We love talent, and we want to see it thrive and help as many artists as possible get a head start in making a career for themselves. It’s totally free to sign up, so we don’t make any money until you do.” Get signed up here…

AUSTRALIA / US LABEL – ALL GENRES  
Also back this month is this international, independent record label based in San Diego, California, USA and Queensland, Australia and established in 2013. They focus is on helping talented artists succeed in the music industry independently. They have 20x releases a year (many of which have hit Top 10 chart positions) from a roster of 23x acts. Distribution is digital through all platforms worldwide. Since 2016 they’ve had the following chart action: 4 at #1,  2 in the Top 10 and 8 in the Top 100. Their company director tells us they are looking for DJ / producers & live bands in ANY GENRE who are motivated artists who want a career in the music industry. All countries considered for potential 50/50 digital deals. Submit your audio links / mp3 and profiles to…

US LABEL – URBAN
This label based in the US had their last single release charted on Billboard, reached Mediabase’s Powerplay list, received airplay in over 30 markets in the US and had the sixth biggest Indie Urban song in the US with single “Extravagant”. Brian Goods, the President of A&R and has contacted us to say they are looking for the next great URBAN songs and artists who are based in the US for writing / artist deals. Please send an mp3 and info to…

US PUBLISHER – ALL GENRES
This leading music publishing company just celebrated their 21st anniversary, having recently been admitted into the National Music Publishers Association’s Top 100 elite music publishers in the United States. Distinguishing themselves among most other music publishers they boast a custom-tailored royalty and licensing system which has been completely developed in-house. With a roster of over 700 songwriters, producers and artists, they offers songwriters of ANY GENRE a full publishing administration and rights management service including song promotion, facilitation of songwriter collaborations, licensing and royalty collection. Their A&R Rep accepts submissions from anywhere in the world. To do that you must submit demo links and a mini-biography via their website here…

US LABEL, PUBLISHER, MGMT – ALL GENRES
Established in 2008 having worked with major and Indie labels, this label help artists get their music placed in movie and TV films. The label has about 12x releases a year, distribution is through the Warner Music Group and they’ve achieved a No.1 in the Hip-Hop Charts. Their owner / CEO says they are always on the hunt for original musicians, bands and artists to create something special running the partnerships as collaborations rather than business! With in-house producers from diverse musical ranges, they can compose, produce, mix and master your work. If you already have the complete package though, they are also happy to help you push this. They are a registered label and want to sign singles, albums, EPs, etc.. They are looking for US based artists with original music (no samples) in ANY GENRE. You must own 100% of your music and be unreleased and unpublished. Send an mp3 or music links to…

US STREAMING / DISTRIBUTION – ALL GENRES
In the brand new frontier of streaming this company claims to have the highest paying streaming royalty rate in the world ($0.01 to $0.21 per stream). They currently have thousands of acts signed up like: GucciMane, Chief Keef, Genodaboss, Eminem, Wiz Khalifa, Waka Flocka and Jay-Z. Our contact says he’s looking for artists / bands with tracks in ALL GENRES from anywhere in the world into get on board with their service. Its a free set-up to get started go here…

US SYNC – ALL GENRES  
The SVP A&R + Label Relations of this new company was previously at Toolroom Records and has now relocated to LA, USA and setup this new sync company. He says: “We connect musicians with brands. We PRE CLEAR music for sync so supervisors and creative agencies can come to us, hear your music and instantly license it and use in their campaigns.” He’s looking for good solid production in ANY GENRE from all artist types with 100% clear on both master and publishing. He adds: “A deal memo will need to be pre signed before we pitch any music”. To submit your music visit…

US TALENT MANAGEMENT – POP
This company is an entertainment firm based in Texas, USA with an office in Atlanta, USA. They specialise in talent management from recording artists to actors. They are also executive film producers working with major and indie films. Established in 2001, their CEO/Manager says they are seeking male singers between the ages of 16-19 for a male POP group which is being put together by the people behind Nsync. You must be able to dance or learn quickly. Voices needed are tenors and bass. You need to submit video of you singing. If selected for a 2nd round, the singer will be flown to the States for Live Audition.’ Singers under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Send to…

US ARTIST DEVT, PROD, MGMT – LATIN, R&B / POP  
This company is run by two recording industry vets who have worked for Sony Music / Epic Records and EMI with such artists as: Mandy Moore, B2K, Ru Endz, Babyface, Jill Scott, Ghostface Killa, Shaggy and many more. They’re looking for new talent in the genres in LATIN, R&B / POP & R&B. Email your links, videos and mp3’s to…

US LABEL, PUBLISHER – ROCK, A.C. POP, R&B, COUNTRY, SMOOTH JAZZ, SINGER-SONGWRITER, INSTR. SOUNDTRACKS
Founded in 1958 , celebrating 6x decades of million selling hits this label is back looking for more radio friendly songs. Their producer / publisher / CEO tells us they are offering publishing opportunities & personal representation at the ASCAP EXPO and MIDEM conferences and direct submissions to film & TV music supervisors. All submissions are reviewed personally and they maintain an “open door policy” to new artists & bands, offering non-exclusive worldwide distribution through the ORCHARD / SONY MUSIC, and worldwide radio singles to 10,000 Radio Stations on their Radio CD releases 4x times a year. Submit tracks / full albums on CD only to…

US LABEL – ALL GENRES  
This company is an Oklahoma, US based record label with worldwide distribution. Established in 2005 with a roster of 7x acts. They have about 25+ releases a year. Previously focusing on the genres of HIP-HOP and R&B they have now expanded out to ALL GENRES. They accept worldwide submissions so if you are producing quality tracks send an mp3, wav link with subject “ENQUIRY FROM BANDIT” to …

US PUBLISHER / SYNC – ALL GENRES (POSITIVE) 
Back this month is this New York based firm (established in 2008), who specialise in global web / mobile, TV advertising sync only. They have thousands of placements a year. Our contact says they are looking for “bright / happy / positive instrumental themes for brand advertising. ALL GENRES welcome, but the themes / moods need to be positive. Also: Electro / New Age / Ambient with a positive / stimulating feel for business /corporate / luxury car ads, etc..” You can upload.wav files directly at their site here…