Best practices for demos?
March 26, 2012 12:37 PM Subscribe
Music Nerds! I'm looking for insight into record labels, promotion, sending demos, et cetera.
I play shoegaze-influenced electronic music that falls somewhere between Lush and Boards of Canada (links are in my profile) and am looking for record labels that would be interested in doing a release. More questions follow.
posted by dunkadunc to media & arts (8 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
First, I'm interested in finding a record label to do a release with. My music is somewhat leftfield, but I'm pretty certain there are labels out there where my music would be right at home.
I know there's a lot of microlabels that take whatever they can get and only do Web releases, but I'm more interested in a respectable label that specializes in music like mine.
Secondly, I'm wondering what, generally, is the best practice when sending out a demo. What are labels looking for? How can I make it easy for them to listen to my demo? Are MP3s or hard-copy CDs the best way to stand out?
Any insight or info would be quite welcome.