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MAY 2017 ISSUE

LABEL, SYNC/PUBLISHER – DANCE, POP/ROCK
Established in 2001 this firm is one of the UK’s most innovative independent record companies and are not genre-centric. Their diverse catalogue of hits is unified through quality and passion. With worldwide distribution in both digital and physical they have a roster of about 30x acts. Their CEO tells us they are looking for “Self motivated, original sounding, hard working artists/groups producing DANCE and intelligent/melodic POP-ROCK and other styles for distribution, sync and publishing deals.”

LABEL, PUBLISHER – EURODANCE, DANCEPOP, DISCO, 90s…
This record company based in Germany has been operating since 1999 as a label and publishing company. With 10-20 releases each year distribution is through Dance All Days (digital), Finetunes (digital) and Timezone (physical). Their owner tells us they are looking for artists from Europe in the styles of EURODANCE, DANCEPOP, DISCO and SOUND OF THE 90s. Especially original 90s acts for potential digital (maxis & compilations) and physical releases (option). Send your links (please NO EDM or instrumentals!) to…

LABEL, PUBLISHER, DJ AGENT – DJs – DANCE, ALL GENRES
Back this month is this music group based in Paris & L.A.. As well as operating as a label and a publisher in ALL GENRES the music group are now representing DJs with their own labels such as Carlo Gambino, Adam Collins, Cry Baby…  and are “Seeking experienced DJs with international experience” for potential bookings. If you fall into this category on top of your music production skills, then get in touch…

LABEL – DANCE, AMBIENT, EDM
Established last year this new label in the UK works in all flavours of EDM with 25 releases under their belt already. Their A&R Manager has contacted us to say they are looking for all types of EDM related acts from anywhere in the world to submit demos for potential world release deals. Send your strongest 2-3 tracks only in the ELECTRONIC DANCE GENRE (must be unreleased) via your Soundcloud page to…

LABEL – ROCK, METAL, ANY GENRE
First formed in 1978, this firm is one of the longest running UK independent labels. Under a number of sub labels they’ve released music in POP, ROCK, METAL, ELECTRONIC and many more. As a former home of artists such as The Stone Roses, Diamond Head, Asia and many more they have a current roster of 42 acts. Our contact says they are looking for mainly ROCK and METAL but interested in great music from ANY GENRE – generally UK based bands only. If this is you please send your links, genre and bio of the band and what you’re currently up to i.e. touring, recording to…

MANAGEMENT – ALL STYLES
Always looking for new artists to work with from ALL STYLES of music is this UK company who have been established for 15 years. The company itself is formed of ex-band members and they’ve signed bands to major publishing companies and major labels throughout the world. If you’re a hard-working band looking to take your game to the next level send an email and audio links to…

LABEL, PUBLISHER, MGMT – DANCE, POP, POP/ROCK
Back this month is this Belgium based firm which operates as both a label, publisher and management company. They were established in 2008 and run by a music veteran with years of experience (formerly with Tempo, Polygram, Universal Music – M.D. positions). They have about 12 releases a year from a current roster of six acts. The label has distribution through Kontor New Media. Their MD tells us they are looking for acts and bands with excellent radio cross-over potential in the genres of DANCE, POP and POP/ROCK for potential publishing/licensing/ management deals. Submissions can be from: the U.K., Benelux, France and Germany. Send audio links ONLY to…

LABEL, PUBLISHER, MGMT, DIST – HOUSE, POP, DANCE, EDM…
This German firm acts as a label, publisher, management and distribution company and were founded in Frankfurt in 1993. They’ve had had over 500 vinyl releases, more than 1000 digital compilations, 15 official chart entries (Media Control) any many, many videos, productions and digital releases. Their CEO tells us they have distribution through Believe Digital and KNM. They are looking for acts of any type of ELECTRONIC MUSIC: HOUSE, ELECTRO, TRANCE, TECHNO, MINIMAL, PROGRESSIVE, LOUNGE, CHILL OUT, ROCK and POP from anywhere in the world for exclusive single deals. Please submit audio links (such as Soundcloud) to…

LABEL – HOUSE, TECH HOUSE, DEEP HOUSE, CHILL OUT
This UK label have have 15-18 releases a year with an artist roster of 15 acts. They’ve gotten chart action at Beatport and are distributed worldwide through Believe. Their Label Manager tells us they are looking for: “Fresh underground artists, of DANCE nature, purely underground TECH, HOUSE, DEEP HOUSE (strictly NOT EDM or progressive trance) from anywhere in the world for 50/50 deals”. Send your underground HOUSE, TECH HOUSE, DEEP HOUSE and CHILL OUT. tracks to…

LABEL – ROCK, HARDCORE, EMO, INDIE
This UK firm is an independent ALT ROCK label with over 230 releases and worldwide distribution. Established 18 years ago they have 12 releases a year from a roster of 10+ active bands. They’ve had chart action both Indie and Rock charts, Kerrang, etc.. Their Director tells us they are looking for “Talented, original, hard-working bands from anywhere in the world in the genres of ROCK, HARDCORE, EMO and INDIE for potential signing, promotion, distribution, etc..” He adds: “Don’t send us home rough recordings, we want to hear your very best. Keep your bio simple and to the point. Please do NOT send us just links or a CD.”

PUBLISHER – ORCHESTRAL SCORE to CURRENT CHART SOUNDS
Based in Germany and established since 2014 this firm provide music for documentaries, movies, trailers, TV & radio shows, image films and all other media formats imaginable. Their musical inventory ranges from ORCHESTRAL SCORE MUSIC to CURRENT CHART SOUNDS. They are specialists with access to a huge pool of international composers and musicians. If you are a talented producer/composer with ability provide high quality music for their potential markets send your best mp3 and/or audio links and info to their CEO…

LABEL – ROCK, GUITAR POP, INDIE, ELECTRONICA
This independent recording company was established in Bradford, UK in 1988. The idea behind the label is to give a helping hand to self-financing, unsigned bands in the UK and act as a stepping-stone to greater things. Over the years they have released products from a selection of British acts and distribution is through Pro-Sonic & PHD worldwide. Their owner says they are looking for “self-contained and currently gigging” acts/bands from the UK only in the genres of ROCK, GUITAR POP, INDIE & ELECTRONICA. Send a CD in the post with a bio to…

LABEL – ALL GENRES – QUIRKY, MELODIC, CHILLWAVE…
Back this month having signed several Bandit subscribers is this Grammy nominated label. The label’s ethos has always been to allow the artist to have complete control artistic control and to encourage them to take risks but also to be true to themselves. The label is now expanding and even has it’s very own music TV show on Sky TV which features music from the label as well as interviews with established artists such as Joan Armatrading, Kenney Jones (The Faces), Junior, Owen Paul & Leee John from Imagination. They are looking for music in ALL GENRES ideally quirky, melodic music & CHILLWAVE from anywhere in the world. Send an email with Soundcloud streaming links only to…

US LABEL – POP/DANCE/EDM/HIP-HOP
Having had success from their last feature and now working with a Bandit subscriber this US label are looking for more. The firm was established in 2006 as a boutique URBAN/DANCE label by an Exec who has produced at Capitol and Sugar Hill Records. They have major distribution through Black Ink/Universal and about 10 releases each year from a current roster of 5x acts. Their Marketing & Promotions Director tells us they are looking for unreleased music in the genres of POP/DANCE/ EDM/HIP-HOP from anywhere in the world. Email a link to 1x mp3 ONLY to…

US PUBLISHER / SYNC AGENT – ALL GENRES
This US firm is a synchronisation agency & publishing company who place their artists’ music in film, television, commercials, video games, trailers, soundtracks and special markets. They are looking for “good songs” from any artist type in ALL GENRES from the US for potential admin, publishing and sync rep deals. Send your download links/CD to…

CANADA MGMT – POP, ALTERNATIVE, ROCK
This Canadian firm is a full-service artist and music management company operating out of Toronto. Established in 2015 they specialise in artist development, and their mandate is to develop, support and further the artist’s career. Their CEO/Artist Manager is looking for a solo artist, singer-songwriter but open to all submissions from anywhere in the world in the genres of POP, ALTERNATIVE and ROCK. Ideally you should be “An artist who is thirsty, proactive, driven and earning.” Physical submissions to the mailing address or links submitted with an EPK to…

US LABEL, MANAGEMENT – R&B, SOUL, FUNK
This 35 year old label from Pennsylvania, USA has a rich heritage of roots R&B catalogue which is regularly licensed into films and sampled by top modern producers. Their distribution network is a Sony entity. Their company boss says the label is currently looking for and want to connect with good, solid artists who have something fresh in the R&B, SOUL and FUNK areas for PRODUCTION or licensing deals. Send in demos or finished masters on CD and hard copy info to…

US MANAGEMENT – EDM, POP
Todd Terry, Cher, Everything But The Girl, Jason Nevins are just a few of the artists that this US management firm has nurtured to become superstars in the dance music world. Over the years, BIG has evolved into a full service music and entertainment company. They are credited with being the first to make the DJ the artist and have multi-city DJ Tours, they branched the gap between DANCE music and POP, when connecting superstar Cher with their writers and producers to create the hit album “Believe”, and putting David Guetta and Chris Willis on Pop Radio with the Top 10 song “Love Is Gone”. If you are a US based artist/act/producer/DJ then send your links or mp3s plus bio to…

US LABEL, MGMT – ALL GENRES
This firm were founded in 2001 and are an international record label, publishing company, artist management and touring company which is based in Los Angeles, USA. They offer their artists the opportunity to release and promote their music to a global market. They have a variety of artists signed directly to the label as well as licensed. Their artists include: Everclear, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Snoop Dogg, Hall & Oates, Steely Dan, Tina Turner plus many more. Working in ALL GENRES they tell us they are looking for: “Artists with a finished album and music videos who are seeking to gain a deal with a company who can take them to the next level of their career.”

US LIVE ENTERTAINMENT – ALL GENRES
This New York based artist representation company active in concert promotion and entertainment booking company were established in 1967 and are always looking for new bands and acts to book. Their Executive assistant says during that time they’ve booked and promoted thousands of concerts with major artists. They work in ALL GENRES and are looking for new “top notch talent” especially “headliners and opening acts” from anywhere in the world. Send your EPK, Links and/or mp3 and then Lynne suggests you call after submitting if you’re a serious act…

US LAWYER/BROKER, CATALOGUES & MASTERS – ALL GENRES
This New York City intellectual property firm brokers music publishing catalogues and masters of Gold & Platinum artists is looking for earning catalogues of “Name Artists” ONLY, primarily with a 3-5 year history of earnings from £100K to multi-millions. The latest catalogue deals they’ve closed include: Jimi Hendrix’s classic “Band of Gypsys” album and A Tribe Called Quest publishing catalogue of five platinum albums! If you have a catalogue for sale please reach out (serious enquiries only please) to…