The Proper Way to Send Music to Labels

Last week, I talked about how to find good labels and I mentioned that I prefer using EMAIL to send my tracks, but a lot of people asked me how to find their emails. Therefore, what techniques can you use to find A&R emails and send these songs to labels? A couple of thoughts on that…

4 THOUGHTS FROM ME

1. Ask your friends and/or find emails through networking with fellow producers from the desired label. I recently wanted to send a demo to Purified, and I didn’t know their email, so I asked one of my friends who has releases on Purified and they sent me their email. The same thing happened with Euphonic, and Armada, and I’ve sent Enhanced’s email to a couple of people who later released their tracks over there as well. That’s why NETWORKING is so important. It opens doors to possible future events and the more you help others, the more they will help you later with label emails. Therefore, if you want to find emails, feel free to ask me directly or ask your friends who have released on the labels you want to sign with.

2. Email or message the label directly asking for their demo emails. When I wanted to send my songs to This Never Happened, I had no contacts over there and decided to send them an email, to which they responded with the right email to send demos. At the same time, I did the same thing with All Day I Dream, but had no luck. In my experience, labels tend to respond to requests like this as it will help them out receiving demos at the right place, so definitely try it out. So far, my requests are 4/5 with this method and we’re talking about big labels. The nice thing about this method is that it puts the power of making on your own in your hand, so I definitely recommend trying it.

3. When emailing a label, be polite and know that you’re talking to a person! When sending an email, I always recommend following the format below. Check how you’re being warm and friendly, while also making it really easy for the person to check your song and your social, so they can easily understand a little about you. This is how I always send my demos for the first time to a label.
Hey *Name*, how are you? I hope you’re well!

I’d like to submit my latest song (along with XX, if collab) called YYYY.
(Track Link – Dropbox or Soundcloud. I would avoid Google Drive as I hate the player there) I
Introducing myself briefly, my name is XXXX and I’m a (nationality) producer focusing on (genre), and always admired (label name), so it would be an honor to release a song with you.

Really looking forward to your response on it
Best.
Name

social links

4. DON’T SEND ONE TRACK TO TWO LABELS AT ONCE! When pitching a song to a label, take your time and send it one label at a time. (1) You’re being respectful with the label because you’re choosing them, not anyone who takes it, which feels a bit desperate. Choose THE ONE and focus on it, then you move to the next one. (2) If two labels accept your song, you’re screwed. Big labels would be mad at you if you do this since you sent something to them, which means you wanted them to sign it, but now imagine how awkward it would be pulling it off. Therefore, take your time and send songs to labels one by one since that will help you build a stronger relationship with labels.

For more content on sending emails to labels, please check our recent post on it over here

1 QUESTION FOR YOU

What if you don’t find emails to send your tracks to labels? Then, here are your options:
1. LabelRadar or SubmitHub. These platforms have lots of labels in them and you can pretty much send to almost all of through their sites, but they are a lot less personal than emails and harder to get answers;
2. Send to the traditional demo platform from the label. Most of the labels have their demo emails on Facebook, Instagram, or on their Website, so do your research;
3. Find emails via RocketReach.co or Google. This tool helps you find emails from employees within companies so if you know the name of someone, you can try ‘(name) (label name) email’ and it normally will bring you some options. Then, email them asking for the right email to send demos.

Leo Lauretti

Leo Lauretti

Born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, Leo Lauretti has been producing since 2013. With releases on SONY Music, Armada, Enhanced Music, Leo Lauretti accumulates multiple supports from artists like Above & Beyond, Ferry Corsten, Cosmic Gate, Nicky Romero, and many others all over the world.

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