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JULY 2017 ISSUE

LABEL – UK BASS, BREAKBEAT, UK GARAGE, BASS HOUSE, 2-STEP, SPEED GARAGE, 125-140bpm JUNGLE, UK URBAN INSPIRED MUSIC
Already successfully running this successful underground DANCE music label who’ve achieved Radio 1 support from Annie Nightingale their label owner tells us they have not long started a new project which has been used as a platform for their own music. They would now like to see what other artists there are out there as there’s a lack of people putting out new undiscovered UK BASS MUSIC on one label into the major sites. The new label has put out 12x releases to date, is distributed through Labelworx and they are offering 50/50 deals to potential new artists from the UK producing: UK BASS, BREAKBEAT, UK GARAGE, BASS HOUSE, SPEED GARAGE, 2-STEP, 125-140bpm JUNGLE – UK URBAN inspired music. Send audio links only to…

PUBLISHING – POP, INDIE, R&B, SINGER-SONGWRITER, ALTERNATIVE…
This independent B2B music & publishing company who has numerous international co-writings, credits and clients is looking for “master quality songs” (see genres below). In the past six months the company has diversified in developing a global marketplace for writers & composers to place their music internationally and get some global attention with artists, corporates, brands and new media. Recent success stories and final pitches have taken place with established brands such as NBC.COM, MTV, Subway, MOODmedia and Medianet. Their General Manager (23 years in the music business) tells us the company is currently expanding their song catalogue and looking for “master quality songs (vocals or instrumentals) in the genres POP, INDIE, R&B, SINGER-SONGWRITER, ALTERNATIVE as well as PIANO & STRINGS CUES / MODERN ORCHESTRALS.”  Send an email & demos with EPK/artist short bio (web links only please) to…

SYNC / LICENSING – TRAILER MUSIC, GRIME, BLUES / ROCK, INDIE, SOUL / BLUES, MOTOWN SOUL, TOP 40 POP, HIP-HOP…
This award-winning sync licensing agency places tracks into media. Recent placements include two trailers for “Rogue One – A Star Wars Story”, and “Underworld: Blood Wars”. They are looking for absolutely professional music with no samples. The production must be Hollywood standard and if you’ve not already had it professionally mastered you must be willing to do so (they can point you in the right direction). They are looking for the following: TRAILER MUSIC, GRIME, BLUES / ROCK, INDIE, SOUL / BLUES, MOTOWN SOUL, TOP 40 POP, HIP-HOP, AUTHENTIC SOUNDING 1960’s MUSIC, UPLIFTING MUSIC / PARTY ELECTRONICA, EXPERIMENTAL. Please send streaming links only (no mp3 attachments) to…

LABEL(S) – HOUSE, TRANCE
Still looking for quality HOUSE tracks is this label founded in January 2011. They 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. They work with one of the biggest distribution companies to help deliver artist releases to the right stores and promo pools. Send your mp3 LINKS to:

LABEL / CURATOR – HOUSE, DEEP HOUSE, DISCO, FUTURE HOUSE, BEATS, ELECTRONICA
This leading UK based electronic music website and label have started a series of playlists on the platform and are looking for artists to feature. They’re looking for HOUSE, DEEP HOUSE, DISCO, FUTURE HOUSE, BEATS and ELECTRONICA tracks from anywhere in the world. Submit your music for consideration at…

LABEL / MANAGEMENT – ALL GENRES
Established in 2012 this label/management is a collective of passionate people who believe in supporting great music through a strong creative platform. Combining their years of experience they work closely with artists and industry professionals with commitment for innovation, photography, film and design. With distribution through The Orchard they currently have a roster of 9x acts. All of their artists have had singles in Top 10 on the Hype Machine chart. Their A&R has stated that they’re interested in ALL GENRES from anywhere and the world and requests that you please send Soundcloud links to him here…

PUBLISHER / SYNC – ALL GENRES
Back this month is publisher/sync agent who were founded in 2015. They work with a variety of different catalogue types from production music to classical music, film and TV score and commercial music. Their A&R says they are alway open to submissions from composers / artists. He’s completely open in terms of genre and type of artist – you can be singer-songwriters, songwriters, bands, etc. all are of interest … the only criteria is that you own 100% of the rights to your work, master and publishing (recordings and compositions) and the recordings need to have been produced to broadcast standard. Links should be sent to:

MANAGEMENT – POP / ROCK / GOTH / ELECTRONIC
This firm say they are still looking for female singers aged 18-27 based in Germany and / or Holland. They were originally a record company owned by industry veteran Richard Rogers but they now just focus on management. Our contact has emailed us to they are looking to form a 4 or 5 piece German “girl group” in the style of POP / ROCK / GOTH / ELECTRONIC and need female singers. Songs will be in the style of Garbage, Blondie with a GOTH edge. Send an mp3 and info to…

LABEL,  PUBLISHER – CLASSIC SOUL, FUNK, BLUES, R&B, DANCE REMIX
Established for four years this outfit is a niche, boutique SOUL and FUNK London label with an emphasis on strong songwriting.They have a roster of 5x acts and are distributed by Cargo Records and AWAL. They’ve achieved chart action such as TraxSource Dance Charts and a No.1 in the UK Soul Playlist Charts. Their label owner says he’s looking for star quality singer-songwriters, acts / bands and songwriters for development / publishing. Ideally you should be building an online profile and in London or the UK but he will consider other countries. Send links only to…

MANAGEMENT,  LABEL – DANCE POP, ALTERNATIVE ROCK, HIP-HOP, R&B / SOUL 
Still looking for ambitious talent from anywhere in the world in the genres of DANCE POP, ALTERNATIVE ROCK, HIP-HOP and R&B/SOUL is Birmingham (UK) based company who operate in management, as a label and as a product management consultancy. Their director has had 25 years experience in the industry. They are distributed by Believe Digital and current acts include a previous Bandit subscriber. So if you fit the criteria above please send your Soundcloud / Youtube links to…

A&R – POP, R&B, ROCK, COUNTRY, SOUL, DANCE 
This independent A&R has been in the music business now for fifty years being head of A&R and promotion for various labels and now operates independently for various music companies (inc. Interscope / Universal). He says he always looking for the right band or singer that has an album done but without a label deal. His associate works closely with Sony and Universal along with music publishing and is an adviser on the Voice and X Factor TV shows. You can be in the genres of POP, R&B, ROCK, COUNTRY, SOUL and DANCE for potential deals with some of the big and major labels. He accepts submissions from anywhere in the world but by CD ONLY. Please introduce yourself first by email…

MANAGEMENT – HEAVY METAL / ROCK / ALTERNATIVE
The Managing Director of this firm began his involvement in the music business in the early 80’s by running a punk co-operative label and then formed this management company in 1988. 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…

CANADA LABEL – HOUSE, TECH HOUSE, DISCO HOUSE, PROGRESSIVE HOUSE, INDIE DANCE, NU DISCO, GLITCH HOP,  MELODIC HIP-HOP
This Juno award-winning record company is one of Canada’s leading electronic music labels and publishers. They also own and operate a state-of-the-art recording studio in Kings Cross, London, UK. Established since 1996 they have released over 300 tracks. Their CEO says they are looking for “Electronic music artists, proficient on Abelton, Traktor, CDJs and turtabilists. You must be a producer of original DANCE music (no sampling of existing copyrighted material) suitable for clubs and DJs.” Submissions can be from anywhere in the world and should be uploaded at their site (in wav/mp3 format) here…

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 LABEL – ALL GENRES
Established 35 years ago in 1982 and based in Tucson, Arizona, USA, this label release music worldwide through Sugo Music. They have 3-5 releases a year from a roster of 12 bands and 6 solo artists. Their owner/operator says he’s looking for anything “New, fresh, anything weird, great songs in any genre” from anywhere in the world. Send links or an mp3 / CD to…

US PUBLISHER – POP, POPERA, CLASSICAL CROSSOVER…
This publisher is looking for great tracks (via links only) along the lines of Adele, Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, etc. for a female voice only. Instrumental versions are needed where you (the writer/composer) must be open for collaboration on lyrics and offer publishing as well. They are also searching for great (complete) songs (again via links only) that have a classical crossover sound along the lines of Sarah Brightman, Josh Groban, or more pop such as Celine or Adele. They are looking for professional composers / composers (preferably located in Los Angeles), with their own recording studios who are open to collaborate, create, record and produce, movie, TV, animation and advertising campaign soundtracks. For all inquiries please contact via email only at…

US PRODUCTION / PUBLISHER – HIP-HOP, POP, R&B…
Back this month is this production/publishing company based in New York, USA. Their founder / CEO is also a senior managing partner at Randall’s Law Firm and has successfully orchestrated agreements with A-Listers such as 50 Cent, Mary J. Blige, Jay Z, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Ashanti, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Keisha Cole, Game, Nas and many others. They are are currently looking for URBAN and POP producers. Email first with a brief bio, discography and 3x mp3s only and if interested they will request more material…

US PRODUCTION   PUBLISHER – POP, R&B, HIP-HOP, RAP, EDM
Established in 2009 this US firm is a music production company whose main focus is to work with performance artists to produce their next hit. They also create instrumentals for film & TV and other media needs and have access and connections to large music publishers and labels as well as mainstream artists. We’ve had an email from them this time round to say they are looking for musicians that play instruments. To get an idea of what they’re working on there is an example on their Soundcloud here… Whomever reaches out to them they will send them the project so you will be able to play over it and send it! Send an email with info on what live instruments you play to…

US MANAGEMENT, PUBLISHER – HIP-HOP, SINGER-SONGWRITER, REGGAR-DANCEHALL, R&B
Back this month is this US based artist management and consultant agency with more than 22+ years of experience in the music industry. Their CEO and founder says they are looking for new artists who already have a supportive fan base in the genres of: HIP-HOP, SINGER-SONGWRITER, REGGAE-DANCEHALL and R&B. You can be from any English speaking country. Send links only to…

US CONCERT PROMOTER, MANAGEMENT, PUBLISHER – BLUES / JAZZ / AMERICANA / ROCK
This US company is a concert promoter / management / publishing (Eiffel Dog Publishing) company established over 25 years ago in Ontario, Canada. They tell us they are interested in BLUES / JAZZ / AMERICANA / ROCK bands from anywhere in the world for their various entertainment areas. Send your mp3 links or CD to…

US PRODUCTION, PUBLISHER, MGMT – COUNTRY, BLUES
Originally set-up in 2001, producing for BMG in Los Angeles this firm operates as a production, songwriting, publishing and management unit. Their owner tells us they are currently looking for sexy, star quality singers (both male & female) in the genres of COUNTRY and BLUES from the US only for potential management, label connection and distribution. Send links only here…