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JULY 2018 ISSUE

LABEL, MGMT, PUBLISHER – INDIE, POP, ALTERNATIVE
Based in Manchester and established for 9 years this firm is a label, management and publisher. They’ve had 50x releases from a roster of 3 (mgmt) and 8 (label). Their Founder and Head of A&R says “We love developing artists. We’ve built an innovative and pioneering in-house team of 10+ passionate music loving staff alongside networks of trusted external professionals to help us progress careers, campaigns, brands and everything in between in the music and creative sectors. We run hundreds of shows, festival stages and tours every year and have no plans to slow down! We love to lead by example and are proud to be trusted and relied upon by many. Oh, and we also have a lot of fun doing what we do. Join us!” He adds they are looking for hard working, dedicated and talented artists / bands from the UK for potential singles, EP, album, management and non-exclusive publishing deals. To submit demos go to…

LABEL, PUBLISHER – ALL URBAN STYLES (R&B, HIP-HOP, GRIME…)
Established for 14 years this company is an URBAN music label based in London with an associated music publishing company. They have 12 releases a year from a roster of five acts. Their Managing Director has produced and developed numerous artists in the URBAN music market, working alongside notable artists and producers such as Merlin, Blak Twang, Us3 and The Ethnic Boyz. He says they are looking specifically for artists / producers and R&B singers in the ALL URBAN STYLES (R&B, HIP-HOP, GRIME, etc.) for album development deals and publishing. You can be from anywhere in the world and should submit demos by links (they also accept finished masters) to…

LABEL – AMBIENT, JAZZ, HIP-HOP, DUBSTEP, DNB, HOUSE LOUNGE, LOFI
Back this month is this electronic record label founded in 2014 which focuses on AMBIENT, JAZZ / SOULFUL BASS music plus HIP-HOP, DUBSTEP, DNB, HOUSE, LOUNGE and LO-FI. They’ve had 8x releases to date from a roster of 10 acts and are distributed by Routenote. Their Co-Founder tells us they are looking for new artists from anywhere in the world to join their roster in the electronic genres above but also open to band submissions as well. Send links / mp3s – preferably private links to…

LABEL – ROCK, INDIE, PUNK, SINGER-SONGWRITER…
This firm was founded in 2016 and have about 10-20 releases per year from a growing roster. Their label managertells us that the sub-label releases music from the genres: ROCK, INDIE, PUNK, SINGER / SONGWRITER and every kind of music that is “handmade” as the name implies. Beside singles, EPs and long-players, the label also regularly releases samplers which feature artists from around the world. So if you’re making “HANDMADE” music (not electronic) in any form from anywhere in the world then send links only to…

DISTRIBUTION – ALL GENRES
This German firm is a forward-thinking international digital distribution company and Youtube Multi Channel Network. Their own technology allows them to offer all relevant services in the fields of music, movies and Ebooks across ALL GENRES. Besides their core business as digital distribution, they also actively support their clients with regards to their YouTube and social media communication. Get in touch via their site here… and mention Bandit.

NATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION – ALL GENRES
Established for 10 years this national music competition is for singers, songwriters, rappers and vocal groups. ALL GENRES are welcome and acts can perform covers or their original songs. Whilst there are plenty of prizes up for grabs; including “studio time to record your album” and a “video of the best single” it’s more than a music competition – it’s also a fantastic opportunity to show off your talent to music industry professionals, develop as an act, and gain valuable media attention and exposure. If you make it through the competition auditions to the live shows, you’ll perform to large audiences and music industry judges at some of the country’s top music venues. It only costs £5 to enter and is open to artists / bands based in the UK get involved here…

PUBLISHER / SYNC, LABEL – CINEMATIC, URBAN, ELECTRONICA
Hungry for more music is this music publishing company based out of Denmark and established in 2010. They are an exciting and vibrant high-end boutique sync label, creating delicate, cinematic, urban, groovy, funky, twisted and quirky music. The music is made available for film, advertising and TV anywhere in the world, and they offer a new and unique take on music for broadcast. Their catalogue is crafted by some of the most talented and innovative creators of music in Scandinavia. Their A&R tells us they are looking for CINEMATIC URBAN & ELECTRONICA from anywhere in the world for potential representation. Send links ONLY to…

MANAGEMENT / MERCHANDISE – ALL STYLES
Always looking for new signings in ALL STYLES of music is this UK management firm who have been established for 20 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. Also they can do a start-up with new bands where you can get your own CD’s manufactured, digital downloads, merchandise and merchandise store … basically everything you need to start off. If you’re a hard-working band / artist looking from anywhere in the world looking to take your game to the next level send an email and audio links to…

SYNC, PUBLISHER – ALL GENRES
Back this month is this UK productio music company. They tell us they can potentially help get your music into the film, TV and advertising markets. As a partner in this 10 year old specialist music production and publishing company they are looking to audition material across ALL GENRES for inclusion in their catalogue. Of particular interest are real instruments, acoustic material and demonstrable expertise in specific instruments, styles and defined genres of music. Submissions from anywhere in the world are welcome. Please send an email first to introduce yourself and then be prepared to send a CD or link only – no attachments please.

LABEL, PUBLISHER – ELECTRONIC / SYNTH / SYNTHWAVE
This firm is an independent record label and publishing house based in London (UK) specialising in ELECTRONIC / SYNTH music. Publishing wise the company has worked with Mercedes-Benz, Adidas, Victoria’s Secret, UNIQLO, etc…. Their Managing Director has contacted us with 2x requests: 1) After the success of their first compilation they are putting together a RETROWAVE compilation and would love to hear from unsigned musicians of the genre 2) They are looking to expand their Production Music content (quality UK POP, TROPICAL HOUSE, TRAP, Kendrick Lamar sound) plus quality incidental music for trailers with big dynamics (along the sound of Woodkid). Any producer with a professional sound that would like to work with them, should get in touch. Please send an email with your info and LINKS (only) to…

MANAGEMENT – POP, ROCK, HOUSE, EDM, DANCE
Back this month is this UK artist / DJ / model management company based in London. They’ve been established for over 5 years and their partners include: Robinson and Drinkard (Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick, Smokey Robinson), Dennis Rubinstein and Louilta Bonet (Lourdes Bonet) – DJ Management. The company predominantly caters for artists in the POP, ROCK, HOUSE, EDM and DANCE genres. They tell us they are looking for acts (not groups) from the UK, Europe, Africa and the USA in the above genres for potential worldwide representation. Send an email stating that you are a “BANDIT SUBSCRIBER” with your bio and mp3 audio links to…

PUBLISHER – POP, POP / ROCK
This publishing company has dropped us a line to say that they are looking for serious airplay and chart orientated songs to strengthen the release project of one of their artists. They already have 15 songs in the shortlist for the album release (Autumn ‘18). The genres are POP – POP / ROCK think: Christina Perry, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Pink,  Adele, Demi Lovato…. Please send your best tracks available for publishing & international digital releases by weblink to…

US PUBLISHER, MUSIC LIBRARY – VARIOUS
Back this month is this Bandit regular from Nashville – a worldwide publishing company who have been established since 1994. They says they are looking for songs for sync placements in movies / television / commercials to be added to his music library (over 2,500 songs). They are looking for music in ALL GENRES including instrumentals and beats from indie artists from anywhere in the world who own their own masters and copyright for non-exclusive re-titling, administration and single song contracts. Please send only 1x song in mp3 format and if he’s interested he will contact you for more (NO Links or CDs please).

US MANAGER / PROMOTER – ALL GENRES
Established in 1994 H this US based management / promotions company has a current roster of 18 acts. Their MD says he’s looking for US based live acts for marketing and promotion. Please submit your demos and info to…

US TALENT SCOUT – ALL GENRES
This contact is a Talent Scout for the premiere platform for independent music. Their community has formed into a major platform showcasing the best unsigned talent in the world. In less than a year they have has featured over 15k artists who have created over 750k blog views. They bring the aspiring artist full circle with a one of a kind artist development system. Their goal is to sell records and distribution is handled by Sony – The Orchard. He says they are looking for unsigned talent from anywhere in the world in ALL GENRES. Send your streaming links and info to…

US ARTIST DEVELOPMENT, PROMOTIONS – ALL GENRES
This firm is an artist development company and “social experience”. Established for 10 years they started selling instrumentals to artists who needed music to present to record labels and then began developing artists and helping them shop their music. They are able to submit your music to labels that normally do not accept unsolicited material and help showcase talent. Our contact says they are interested in artists in ALL GENRES or all types from anywhere in the world. They are also looking for artists to perform at their music awards in September. Please send an email with an mp3 or links to…

US LABEL, MGMT – POP, COUNTRY POP
This firm is located in Grove City, Ohio, USA and has been operating since 1989. They are a full-service talent, recording and production agency for independent musicians, singers, songwriters, bands and entertainers. The company and its founder have demonstrated expertise in booking, recordings, career development, consultation, marketing, publicity and talent management. They have contacted us to say they are currently looking for original songs only, the very best for 1x male and 1x female country singer who they have signed to their label for worldwide distribution. They plan on recording the artist for release in 2019. Send only your best via mp3  from anywhere in the world to…

US PUBLISHER / SYNC AGENT – ALL GENRES
This US firm is a synchronisation agency & publishing company. Their owner was the Senior Vice President of Film & TV and A&R for Chrysalis Music Group USA where he ran the company’s sync department in charge of placing their artists’ music in film, television, commercials, video games, trailers, soundtracks and special markets. He oversaw the company’s synchronisation licensing activities and was also involved in discovering and signing new talent, including Beach House, TV On The Radio, JBM, Psapp and songwriter Andy Stochansky (Shannon Noll, Goo Goo Dolls, Josh Groban). He tells us he’s 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…

US LABEL, MGMT – R&B, SOUL, FUNK
Back this month is this 35 year old label from Pennsylvania, USA with 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 Frank Fioravanti says the label is currently looking for and wants 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 PUBLISHER – ALT / ROCK / POP / BLUES / SOUL / ROOTS
This publisher is owned by a Grammy Award and Blues Music Award winning producer and has been operating since 1986; together with their record label which began in 2015. They contacted us to say that they are still on the hunt for songwriters / bands & artists (who are songwriters) in the genres of ALT / ROCK / POP / BLUES / SOUL / ROOTS. If you are a band / artist its essential that you are touring or can tour. Submissions can be from the US / UK / EU. Please send your audio / links, mp3 or CD to…

US PROMOTER – ROCK / POP, HIP-HOP, GOSPEL, JAZZ   ELECTRONIC …
Established in 1996 this firm promote great music through a wide variety of creative projects and services. Their owner says they work with musicians of all ages and all career levels from all over the world in the genres of ROCK POP, HIP HOP, GOSPEL, JAZZ, ELECTRONIC… ALL STYLES. They provide radio promotion, music video promos and press releases for an upfront fee. Send links to…