Submitting tracks to multiple labels

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  1. BattleteK

    BattleteK Active Member

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    Hey guys,

    need some advice on this one, i've made some tracks and send them to about 5 labels of which 3 were pretty positive about them. Unfortunately I can only release them under 1 label so... Having them mp3s sent to different labels, how do you guys manage them not to fall into the wrong hands? (e.g. stealing them and releasing them under an other alias or something else). Should I only send 2 minute previews when sending them to multiple labels? Or submit the fully mastered ones with bleeps in it? Let me know what is best.

    Jordy
     
  2. sam the dnb man

    sam the dnb man Variation

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    Burn a data cd with all the project files and bounces to a disk. Send it to yourself by recorded delivery, but don't open the envelope obviously.
    But you'll have to do that before you send the tune out
     
  3. Tomekn

    Tomekn Member

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    Or you can get around that by sending tunes to reputable labels that don't fuck people over :D
     
  4. BattleteK

    BattleteK Active Member

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    Haha, yeah but I can't read people's minds.
     
  5. tv_g

    tv_g Active Member

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    Maybe this is your problem?

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  6. Saftstein

    Saftstein Active Member

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    If you want to release a tune you need an original audio file and not a compressed mp3.
     
  7. BattleteK

    BattleteK Active Member

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    Lol, nah I'm just suspicious you know. trust no one :'D

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    yeah you're right, they were WAV's. my bad :)
     
  8. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    UNACCEPTABLE MP3 IT COMPRES MY ADIEU
    i know exact precise mp3 compres, look, like so
    GAINE: 4653344135522
    ATK 156334
    RLS 2234
    RATO 1:892340834
    THRESHOLHD 2367446-5452345

    MP3 YOU FUCKING GUY
     
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  9. TinnitusD&B

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    You're always taking the piss logikz......

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    just trust it mate. How many horror stories do you hear of people getting ripped off by a label?
     
  10. Menosance

    Menosance aka OSOI

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    A LOT.
     
  11. SubMix

    SubMix Mastering Engineer

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    I'm surprised you found labels that want you to send them MP3's/WAVS, or anything physical. 99% of places want links to Soundcloud, and this is the best way to go. They do this so that they don't have millions of CDs to deal with, and can't ever be accused of stealing someones work like you mentioned above. When I signed a deal last year, I submitted 4 tracks from a finished album to about 20ish labels, and only 1 of them wanted a physical (to which I used the old fashioned/cheap copyright technique of sending to myself described above).