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NOVEMBER 2018 ISSUE

PUBLISHER – ALL GENRES
Established for 21 years this UK publisher has grown into a supplier of high quality music throughout the world with a catalogue exceeding 12,000 titles in all music styles. Their MD is an experienced composer / conductor and founded the company to represent musicians and songwriters. The company has been providing music for film, television and commercials for the past 21 years. They also release titles on digital platforms worldwide across ALL GENRES of music. They work extensively in LA, New York and Europe providing music placements in film, major television series and ads to clients including Universal, Paramount, Fox, Sony, CBS and Warner. They’ve placed music in TV shows and films such as Revolutionary Road, Arthur, CSI Miami, Between Heaven and Hell, Cromwell in Ireland, Blitz Witch, Finding Gaugan and Spare Some Change. They are always looking for good songs and songwriters from ANY GENRE from anywhere in the world. Send Soundcloud links only to…

A&R CONSULTANT – ALL COMMERCIAL GENRES, COUNTRY
This A&R consultant scouts for several major label rosters and is currently seeking music  / artists for potential record deals. He says “I am looking for music for one of the world’s leading major record label’s roster of artists. What I seek is top quality production, full vocal tracks and superb mixing, mastering and vocal processing. You must own your masters and compositions, so if anything is selected it would go with the major label’s publisher. Please do not send music that’s already on the internet or send anything released. My end of the deal is 10% deals if we are successful (to be negotiated). He adds “I am also looking for great COUNTRY music artists and songs or anything that fits the Nashville market for another division of this major label. USA artists are preferred as meetings are in the USA. You need to have some kind of presence already with monthly listeners on Spotify and live gigs and write you own music (I need people who are ready now for potential deals).” Send your streaming and Social Media links and info to…

PUBLISHER – ALL COMMERCIAL GENRES
Back again this month looking for songs and new artists is this publishing and production offshoot of a plugging and promotion firm run by an MD who’s had very successful career in plugging, working for the likes of Eddy Grant, Boy George, Andrew Strong of The Commitments, etc.. He says he’s always appreciative of his appearances in Bandit and tells us he’s looking for songs and new artists across in ALL COMMERCIAL GENRES (ideally the ROCK & POP areas), anything (but no RAP & R&B) as well as library music. He’s committed to listening to every demo and if it is good enough he will try to help you achieve your goal. Submissions from anywhere in the world are welcome. Email your links or send a CD to…

PUBLISHER / LICENSING – FEMALE POP, CHRISTMAS MUSIC
Established for over six years with a catalogue of 60,000 tracks this UK firm are a publisher and licensing company offering playlisting / syncing opportunities. Our contact Head of Content says they are currently interested in FEMALE POP (current Top 40 sounds) and CHRISTMAS MUSIC – either original or public domain – any style. Send your links ONLY to …

LABEL, MGMT, PUBLISHER, PR – ALL GENRES
Established for 10 years this UK based independent label, management and publisher exist to promote artists with a passion and creative soul. With four releases a year distributed worldwide their Managing Director says that they are open to ALL GENRES from anywhere in the world for potential deals as long as the music is “real, authentic and original”. Email with your Soundcloud, website, etc., links ONLY to…

SYNC / LABEL – ALL GENRES
Established this year this unique sync firm has a focused catalogue including thousands of covers and records in numerous styles and genres – available for sync licensing across all broadcast media. Their Head of Music Supervision tells us they are open to ALL GENRES from all types of artist from anywhere in the world but particularly interested in driving covers and epic cinematic covers. Please submit to…

PUBLISHER, PRODUCTION, LABEL – DANCE / EDM (charts)
This Italian firm has emailed us this month to say they are urgently looking for great demo songs in order to find a follow up to the first single of a new talented DJ-producer that will be released the next month. Demos need to have  chart potential in these styles: https://www.offiziellecharts.de/charts/dance The company has been established for 23 years and are a successful publishing and production company and now record label. They’ve had records released by EMI, BMG, Universal and Sony and some of the best independent labels in Italy and abroad. They are constantly looking for talented singers, songwriters, producers, artists in DANCE, POP, HOUSE DEEP HOUSE…. Please send external demo links like Soundcloud to…

MGMT – ALTERNATIVE, ROCK, POP, URBAN, DANCE
This MGMT company 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 and DANCE. They request you send your best track ONLY in the first instance as they simply do not have time to listen to more than one track per e-mail. They are NOT looking for country or jazz styles. They are ONLY looking edgy acts (bands / solo artists / producers) with outstanding songs in the above genres from the UK only. Send your audio links ONLY to…

LABEL, PUBLISHER – POP, AOR, COUNTRY, COUNTRY ROCK, FILM COMPOSITION, JINGLES
Established for 30 years this company specialises in collecting royalties owed to songwriters. Their MD is looking for a dedicated / genuine male or female solo artist or with a band in the genres of INDIE / POP / ALT / COUNTRY-STYLE. Ideally you’re somewhat established and around 16-22yrs plus you have built a bit of a following already. You must be able to write a good song and have some form of charisma. He adds that he had a phenomenal response from his last feature in Bandit and is also interested in film / trailer / jingle composers for selected specs that come up from their many industry contacts. You can be from anywhere in the world. But please NO DANCE, NO GRIME, NO OTHER GENRES THAN STATED ABOVE. Please send streaming links and info to:

LABEL, PUBLISHER – LATIN, HOUSE
This premier Spanish publishing company and label was founded in 1970. They have publishing deals in Mexico, Central & South America and Brasil, Europe, Asia and the USA that allow them to collect and exploit their catalogues. For decades, they have reached and maintained a top position among independent publishing companies in the Spanish market. Their A&R Manager has contacted us to say they are looking for unpublished songs ONLY in LATIN or DANCE from anywhere in the world for potential deals. Send your audio links ONLY to…

AGENCY / MANAGEMENT – DANCE
Back this month is one of London’s premier entertainment agencies who have been promoting their artists all over the UK and world for over 26 years. 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 some releases and are able to promote your music. Send an email to introduce yourself and links / mp3 + hi res publicity / press pack to…

MGMT, LABEL – SINGER-SONGWRITERS, HOUSE, DANCE
This UK firm is an artist management company and label. Their company boss tells us they are specifically looking for talented “singer-songwriters” from anywhere in the world who are very good at top line and hooks, preferably a lover of HOUSE & DANCE music or SOULFUL HOUSE. Please note: THEY ARE NOT LOOKING FOR NEW MATERIAL TO SIGN – ONLY “singer-songwriters”. Don’t send tracks that you want to get signed – send tracks that demonstrate your SINGING and SONGWRITING skills. Send your audio links only through to…

LABEL, ARTIST DEVELOPMENT – ALL GENRES
This young vibrant company was formed in 2015 with a group of like-minded artistic individuals, wanting to help others develop and hone their craft. Primarily they provide guidance for new and upcoming artists, they offer consultancy to improve Social Media performance, alongside professional mixing and mastering services. On top of this they still work behind the scenes with artists to help them promote their music and get it out there! They currently have a roster of 11 acts and they work with a variety of renowned producers, musicians and creatives to bring projects to life. Their Artist Liason says they are looking to work with artists in ALL GENRES. Please submit demos to…

DEVT, MGMT, PUBLISHER – POP, ROCK, JAZZ, BLUES, SOUL
Founded in 2015, this firm has grown into an award-winning enterprise, delivering success to multiple genres, soloist and bands alike. They’ve had 2x iTunes Top 10 singles, 2x iTunes top 10 EP UK Charts, 1x iTunes top 10 AUS Charts and are working with a Brit Award-winning artist. 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. Send your links to…

LABEL, MGMT, PUBLISHER – MUSICIANS in VARIOUS GENRES
Established over 10 years ago this UK firm is a record company, management and publisher with subsidiary record labels. Their A&R / Music Producer 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 from worldwide locations via the net. Ideally you’re a session musician / player, a professional with a track record. 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…

US LABEL – URBAN
This label is based in the US and their last single release charted on Billboard, reached Mediabase’s Powerplay list and received airplay in over 30 markets in the US. They had the 6th biggest Indie Urban song in the US. The President of the firm and has contacted us to say they are looking for great new URBAN artists and songs who are based in the US for writing / artist deals. Please send an mp3 and info to…

US LABEL – R&B, POP, LATIN, CARIBBEAN
This indie label, that puts projects together from start to finish. Their company boss is former A&R Manager for Sony Music and Epic Records where she oversaw all A&R administration with such artists as B2K, 3LW, Jill Scott, Mandy Moore, Ghostface Killa, and Glen Lewis. She organised and executed special projects for Epic that included the negotiation of production contracts and the processing of development and demo deals. Her new company cover all aspects of artist development from vocal productions (teaching harmony & pitch), managing producers and writers, giving direction, providing creative ideas, feedback and advice on tracks and / or songs. She is seeking songs / tracks in the genres of: R&B, POP, LATIN, CARIBBEAN. Send your links to…

US PUBLISHER, LABEL, MGMT – ALL GENRES
Back this month is this US label that was established in 2008 and having worked with major and indie labels they help artists get their music placed in movie and TV films. The label has about 12x releases a year and 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 MGMT – POP, R&B, ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Established in 2003 this entertainment firm is based in Texas, USA with an office in Atlanta, USA and have partnered with labels such as Sony, Universal and more to find new hot artists. They specialise in talent management from recording artists to actors. They are also executive film producers working with major and indie films. They are offering management and to secure record or publishing deals. You should be not in any other contractual arrangements which would prevent you from signing with a label if a deal is offered. Their owner says they are looking for “radio-friendly” artists of any type in the genres of POP, R&B and ALTERNATIVE ROCK from anywhere in the world. Send streaming links or mp3 / EPK to…

PRODUCER – RAPPER
This producer (Sony/ATV) is looking for a thoughtful / creative rapper from the Washington DC, USA area for a rap album for EMI production music that he’s working on. He says ”I’m not looking for an “autotune kind” or mumble rapper. A good reference would be Common or The Roots in terms of lyrics content.” He has previously worked Emelié, Sande, Maxi Priest, Wretch 32, Josh Kumra, Leona Lewis and has also placed tracks in hundreds of US TV shows and films. Send you links to…

US PUBLISHER  / SYNC – ALL GENRES
This firm is based in New York and was established in 2008. They specialise in global web / mobile, TV advertising sync. They have thousands of placements a year. Our contact says they are in need of high quality instrumental tracks for brand advertising. ANY GENRE is fine: ROCK, POP, ALTERNATIVE, ELECTRO, etc.. The following moods / themes are needed: positive, uplifting, inspirational, motivational, happiness. Additional moods are also welcome: whimsical, cute, heartwarming and: NEW AGE / ELECTRO in a stimulating / sophisticated / corporate / business theme. Upload your tracks to…