yeah man sounding big, got a bristol sound to em, deep & dark
Quick questions regarding labels:
1. Is it worth sending just one track off to a label (kind of like a demo)?
2. Whats the best way to send your tracks to labels? I have AIM but some labels dont have their AIMs on their pages etc. Is soundcloud dropbox good?
sounding wicked these!
labels are more impressed when you have 2-4 tracks, because A) It shows you are consistent, and gives a better impression of your style B) It gives them options as far as releases go
bigger labels wont check their dropboxs but the labels who sign new artists quite often do, so it can be well worth it. You have nothing to lose so long as the label is reputable right?
most of the above is correct........soundcloud is a good start if anything to network and meet other producers and djs to get feedback and advice on your tracks.....i'd stick a few tracks up (full versions) because no-one gets thier first attempts signed but it will get your name out there.
As you get more contacts you can get more feedback and when your tracks start to get to a stage where you feel it can be sent to a label you should have a few contacts that have labels or links to a label who you can approach......id never just aproach someone and say "hello im joe bloggs wanna sign my tune.....?"...best to network first and get talking to poeple.
Once you start to put out some good tracks i.d just put up the first 3mins of it and maybe even put a jingle half way thru it and fade it in and out to stop anyone ripping it....
And as said id give away the first few decent tracks to as many djs as poss to get your name about........if your in it for live not money it doesnt really matter if you give the first few tracks away......dont be under any pretence that you'll make a fortune on a few signings.
And if you dj yourself play your own tracks as much as possible then you can see the ravers reactions...cos at the end of the day its the raver that decides on a good tune and a not so good......good luck feller. folow me on soundcloud (link below) and ill give you feedback on your tracks....i by no means an expert but ill gibe you my honest views on any of your tracks.
dubsta you obviously didnt even listen to his stuff mate, and that advice isn't upto much either.
Anyways; all this talk is pointless!! music speaks for itself (yada yada yada)
Good luck tyrant i think your gonna do well
Last edited by d-low; 13-06-2012 at 01:02.
Don't know if this will help you with your issue, but just to let you know, those are the kind of tunes I would buy and play. If anytime they're released, make sure you hit me up. I really like those sounds.
From the rave to the grave, I will die a Junglist.
My latest mix:
Appreciate the positive feedback guys. I dont have any plans to send the clips I posted earlier to labels, I might release them for free at a future time. The stuff Im thinking about sending to labels is the better stuff ive been keeping out of soundcloud
i did listen to he's stuff (and i think its really good...he'll do well)......And the advice i gave isnt wrong..its just advice.....i'll been in the scene since i was 14..im 36 now mate so i do have a little idea about how things run.....
Thats bollox about music talking for itself.....you could have the best track in the world but if you aint got no contacts its useless.....same as djing..its who you know not what you know......i tottally disagree with that about music talking for itself........i know three people from three BIG labels that have dismised tracks that could have been killers because the producer hasnt approached the label in the right way.....
...if you think you can just make a killer and aim it to labels and its getting signed you very much mistaken......all im saying to the guy is network and make contacts. Is that really bad advice???
i dont think theres any proven formula to getting a track signed, everyone's got there own idea's and method's.....i'm a dj first but produce just for fun ( and am about to get two tracks signed) as for dj'ing I only get sets through networking and my contacts so the advice i gave is only through my experience's
Last edited by Dubsta; 13-06-2012 at 09:46.
Turn them into a hat
Absolutely loving Metallic mate. Instantly reminded me of a Mob Tactics kind of style. Would love to meet up one day (bristol massive!) and collab.
IMO those tunes are definitely label-worthy. Get it rolling pal. A free 3-track EP would be a good start.. or maybe a pay what you want ep on bandcamp. I'd definitely give you a little money for them
Last edited by iamjoey; 13-06-2012 at 14:07.
I totally respect your opinion, but i wasn't talking about sending a track to ram records.
"bigger labels wont check their dropboxs but the labels who sign new artists quite often do, so it can be well worth it." - me
"i know three people from three BIG labels that have dismised tracks that could have been killers because the producer hasnt approached the label in the right way....." - you
i can completly agree with you if we are talking about big labels, so maybe there was some confusion about how big we were talking !! sorry for arguing mate i'm on my period at the moment! i reckon between us we made some good input
Last edited by d-low; 13-06-2012 at 17:54.