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SEPTEMBER 2018 ISSUE

PUBLISHER – UPBEAT QUIRKY INDIE-POP
Established for 3 years this UK-based boutique music publisher has a strong heritage. They have a close association with an independent record label with a 24 year pedigree and a reputation for finding and nurturing the coolest new talent. Their directors have more than 50 years of music industry experience (and a 2015 Grammy) between them. They operate very pro-actively in sync licensing and have tracks placed across a broad range, including independent film, international documentaries, multi-platform console games, and commercials for prestige brands such as BMW, Chanel perfume and Citroen. Their director tells us they are looking for UPBEAT QUIRKY INDIE-POP artists along the lines of Portugal The Man, Tame Impala, M83, Pigeon John and MGMT for exclusive song assignment (publishing) as well as fully mixed & mastered tracks of broadcast quality to pitch for the numerous sync placement opportunities we receive every week. He adds: “It’s vital that all writers for each song are interested in working with us and instrumental mixes must also be available.” Please submit links to Soundcloud, Bandcamp or similar. Please do NOT send actual files to…

LABEL, PUBLISHER – HOUSE, TECHNO, EDM, LOUNGE, CHILLOUT, DANCE, TRANCE, ROCK, POP …
This company is a German label and publisher founded in Frankfurt in 1993. They’ve had over 500 vinyl releases, more than 1000 digital compilations, 15 official chart entries (Media Control) and many, many videos, productions and digital releases. Their Head of A&R tells us they have distribution through Believe Digital and KNM and are looking for acts in the genres of HOUSE, TECHNO, EDM, LOUNGE, CHILLOUT, DANCE, TRANCE, ROCK, POP… from anywhere in the world for exclusive worldwide deals. Please submit Soundcloud links ONLY to…

LABEL / PR – ELECTRONIC / URBAN / POP
This UK firm work in music PR and as a record label. They started back in 2004 and have had over 20 releases from a roster of 25 acts. Their director tells us they have achieved chart action and are distributed by Believe Digital and are offering 50/50 deals to artists of all types in the genres of ELECTRONIC / URBAN / POP. You can be from anywhere in the world and should submit with your Soundcloud / Youtube links only to…

LABEL / SYNC – ALL GENRES
This company are also a “sync agency” now as well a label, so looking for material for exclusive signing to their label and also non-exclusive representation for their sync agency. They have already signed a Bandit subscriber and are looking for catalogues of quality music in ANY STYLE of music both current and or period (older) that they can pitch for licensing, mostly for TV / film and advertising opportunities. You (the rights holder) MUST control 100% rights to the recordings and the publishing rights of the catalogues they wish to represent. Please do not send music that’s signed to another label and / or has a publisher. One thing they want to stress is that they are looking for ONLY finished product. No solicitation from artists please with unfinished demos / live clips, etc.. You must have professional finished recordings (not necessarily mastered) and be able to send them streaming links and or mp3s. Send to…

MANAGEMENT – FEMALE ROCK SINGER
This management firm’s roster has included: Kiss Off, Maria Willson, Disco Diva, Stephanie Benson and Katy Tizzard. Our contact tells us me they are looking for a female ROCK singer to join a new band called asap. You need a great voice and look. Submits links, info and a photo to…

LABEL, PUBLISHER – ROCK, POP, METAL, RAP, DANCE, HOUSE
Back this month is this label and publisher based in Paris. They’ve had Billboard chart action and a #1 at Starfleet in the Dance and Crossover Chart. Their company boss tells us with 30 releases over the last 5 years they are looking for new artists / music in the genres of: ROCK, POP, METAL, RAP, DANCE, HOUSE. Email your links (only) to…

MANAGEMENT – HEAVY METAL / ROCK / ALTERNATIVE
Managing Director of this UK firm began his involvement in the music business in the early 80’s by running a punk co-operative label. After over 20 years in the business, the company has had consistent success with predominantly ROCK-orientated acts, achieving over thirty Top 30 album chart positions and sales in excess of three million. They aim to develop long-term, international careers for their acts and fight against the often short-term nature of the music industry. They are also active in keeping on the pulse of a constantly changing industry, which has led to the creation of their sister companies operating in merchandise, publishing, live booking and record releasing respectively. If you’re a hungry HEAVY METAL / ROCK / ALTERNATIVE orientated band from anywhere in the world looking for success send an email with links to…

LABEL / CURATOR – ALL GENRES
This leading UK based electronic music website and label have expanded to handle music submissions for hundreds of playlists for ALL GENRES and are looking for artists to feature. This is a completely free service allowing you to submit your tracks to hundreds of independent Spotify playlists. Everything from HOUSE to BEATS to ROCK to CHILL to INDIE to COUNTRY to CLASSICAL to EDM to SOUL and beyond. Submit your music now at…

PUBLISHER / LABEL – ALL AGENRES
This firm was founded in 2015 as a publishing company and a record label with a current catalogue of over 5000 compositions. Thanks to their extensive network and hard-working team, they will find the perfect match between your creations and multi-media projects around the world. Already having signed a Bandit subscriber from their last feature their director says they are looking for tracks in ALL GENRES from any artist type for publishing and licensing services. Send links only to…

LABEL, MGMT, PUBLISHER – ALL TOP 40 GENRES
Established for over 20 years this outfit write and produce hit records and have achieved numerous chart positions. Current acts include: Paloma Faith and Plan B. Their CEO / head producer / writer / engineer / A&R has worked with Robbie Williams, Depeche Mode and Liberty X to name a few. They work with all major and indie record companies and say: “We are now only looking for female singer songwriters between ages of 16-23 that are unique, play an instrument and able to invest in themselves if we are to develop and sign them to record companies. Their social media has to be on point and a Spotify playlist an advantage…” There’s no particular genre but you need to be based in London or within a 50 mile radius. Send an email with audio links / blog and info first to…

MANAGEMENT – DANCE, INDIE, ROCK, URBAN
This regular contributor to Bandit are back this month. They’ve been around for 17 years working in management and as a consultancy. Their MD says they are looking from artists anywhere in the world in the genres of DANCE, INDIE, ROCK and URBAN for potential management and management consultancy deals. Submit links only to…

LABEL, MGMT, PUBLISHER – ROCK, POP, R&B, RAP, GRIME, DOWNTEMPO, CHILLOUT, DRUM’N’BASS, GARAGE, HOUSE
Already having released music from a Bandit Subscriber, this firm has contacted us to say that they are looking for good vocalists, male and female, for up-and-coming projects. You must be unsigned with a good range. The company comprises of several labels, management, publishing, promotion plus other services and work in the genres of ROCK, POP, R&B, RAP, GRIME, DOWNTEMPO, CHILLOUT, DRUM’N’BASS, GARAGE and HOUSE. Send your links via Soundcloud plus a bio and photos to…

LABEL – AMBIENT, CHILLED, LAID BACK HOUSE, DOWNTEMPO
This label was founded in 2011 and are already home to some of the world’s most cutting edge DJs and producers and work to promote up-and-coming producers and give them an opportunity to get their material released. Their founder has contacted us to say that they are looking for new artists to release on their label. He says: “We focus on the more laid back side of EDM so, if you produce AMBIENT, CHILLED, LAID BACK HOUSE, DOWNTEMPO or any other CHILLED VIBES … please get in touch via the website…

MGMT / AGENT – ROCK, ELECTRCO, ALT, INDIE / FOLK, ROOTS, FUSION, CROSSOVER
Back this month is this independent booking and production agency with offices in the UK (Peak District) and Vienna (Austria). They work with over 150 artists worldwide, with Grammy award nominees and artists of excellence in their chosen fields from DANCE to CELTIC through to DJs and traditional artists placing them in any territory and providing management for selected artists. Their founder encourages growth and musical diversity through the company and says they are looking for all types of artists in FOLK / ROOTS FUSION CROSSOVER and ROCK / ELECTRO / ALT / INDIE with substantial quality from anywhere in the world. Please send audio links and/or an mp3 to…

MANAGEMENT – POP, FOLK, URBAN
Established in 2014 this firm is a UK based entertainment and management company. Their roster of songwriters and music producers have worked with artists on labels such as: Syco, Atlantic Records, Virgin EMI, Island & other majors. Working in the genres of POP, FOLK, URBAN their MD says “We are looking for songs and material from unsigned music artists, songwriters and music producers with potential to cross-over into the commercial lanes.” Submissions from the UK with Soundcloud / Youtube links only to…

LABEL, SYNC – ALL ELECTRONIC GENRES
Streaming and sync is the focus of this label for 2018/19 so if you make ELECTRONIC music they’d like to hear from you. The label was founded in 2002 and they’ve have built-up a reputation across a tough market. Their owner says they have achieved #1 download spot on Junodownload.com and featured as the opening track on the prestigious BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix in Ibiza. He adds “We are looking out for unusual approaches to electronic composition and a unique style”. They’ll consider all ELECTRONIC genres and are particular interested in “live performance” approaches within composition. Send your URL links or WAV masters (-3dB headroom, without limiters or master FX) to…

US MANAGEMENT / SYNC – ALL GENRES
Looking for new bands is this US based boutique artist management firm with over 18 years of experience in the music business. They’ve placed over 50 songs in film & TV including placements in the hit HBO television show “Sex and the City” as well as the popular Fox television show “The OC.” Their manager says she is looking for ANYONE with a large social media following (at least 10,000 Facebook fans). You can be from anywhere in the world for long-term management contracts. Send an email first with your Soundcloud links to…

US BOOKING AGENT – ROCK, PUNK, INDIE
Always looking for new talent is this Philadelphia based, boutique booking agency and management firm. They were founded in 1996 and have worked with and exponentially grown the careers of credible artists. They plan live concerts, tours, and other events for artists and clients. They represent artists mainly in North America, however they have territories in Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, Australia and Eastern Europe. They say they are always looking for ROCK / PUNK / INDIE bands that could be a fit send your demo links / epk to…

US PUBLISHER – AUTHENTIC 60s & 70s SONGS – ALL GENRES
This established publisher / sync outfit in the US has contacted us with a specific request for AUTHENTIC 1960s & 1970s SONGS for 50/50 non-exclusive licensing to movies, television and commercials. You must control the master / demo and publishing to submit. Songs must be recorded in the 60s or 70s. Masters and demos are good as long as they used 60s and 70s production tools available at the time. He is NOT looking for contemporary covers or contemporary demos. ANY GENRE, male or female, instrumentals. If you submit please include all the info and details he’s asked for. Mp3’s or links are OK. Send to…

US MGMT, PROMOTER, PUBLISHER – ROOTS, BLUES, ROCK
This management / promoter / publishing company was established over 25 years ago in Ontario, Canada. They are interested in ROOTS, BLUES, ROCK bands from anywhere in the world for their various entertainment areas. Send your mp3 links to…

US LABEL, PUBLISHER – ALL STYLES (except Heavy Metal)
Another regular to Bandit is this label and publisher established over 30 years ago who have worldwide distribution with 20-30 releases a year. They have a roster of six acts with distribution through Rick Ross Universal Music Group / Sony / UMG. Their president / CEO says they consider most styles (except Heavy Metal) and have a specific request for “Oldies – R&B / SOUL / FUNK / RAP / CLEAN COUNTRY”, talented songwriters and singers male and female from the US for single song contract deals. Submissions for music can be from anywhere in the world with a CD only to…