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Here is all the information that you will need to Contact A Major Record Label.

There are many music industry professionals working for record labels, music management companies, production companies and publishing companies that are looking for professional artists that can send a music demo package. This demo package must include a 3-5-song demo with the best most commercial and impressive song first. Many record label (A&R) and music managers will not get passed the first song if it does not catch their attention in the first 15 seconds. Your demo must also contain an 8×10 picture of you or your band, keep in mind that a sharper more professional picture will get a better response and increase your demos chances of being reviewed by the record label A&R, manager, producer or publisher. Don’t send a faded picture that you took with a disposable camera, these kinds of pictures are going to be extremely ineffective and I don’t recommend adding them to your demo package. Invest a little bit of money and hire a professional photographer to take your pictures.

Finally you will need an attractive story to go along with your sleek professional demo package. Ask yourself questions like why are you or your group so special? What do you have to offer musically?

Unsolicited demos – You must call the record label in advance to make them aware that you are sending them an unsolicited demo. Solicited demos always get priority over unsolicited demos, So calling in advance will put your unsolicited demo a priority.

If you want to send your demos off with a HIT visit our Beat Store!

MUSIC CONTACTS

where do I...? Aftermath Entertainment

2220 Colorado Blvd., 5th Floor Santa Monica, CA 90404 Contacts: Angelo Sanders, A&R Director Andre Young (Dr. Dre), President Phone: 1-310-865-7642 Fax: 1-310-865-7068 Email: None Given Website: http://www.aftermathmusic.com/blog/ Genre: Hip Hop, Rap, Urban, Contemporary R&B Accepting Unsolicited Demos / Press Kits: NO Preferred Formats: None Given Follow Up Method Preferred: None Given

Alligator Records

P.O. Box 60234 Chicago, IL 60660 Contacts: Bruce Iglauer, President Phone: 1-773-973-7736 Fax: 1-773-973-2088 Email: info@allig.com Website: www.alligator.com Genre: Blues, Roots Blues, Contemporary Blues Accepting Unsolicited Demos / Press Kits: YES Preferred Formats: CD/CDR/DVD (Max 4 Songs) Follow Up Method Preferred: NO Followup! Note: We respond to submissions by mail. Please include mailing address with any submissions. We are currently backed up 7 months on submissions.

Atlantic Records – NY

1290 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10104 Contacts: Andrew Karp, A&R Director Craig Kallman, Co-CEO Julie Greenwald, President Phone: 1-212-707-2000 Fax: 1-212-405-5477 Email: julie.greenwald@atlanticrecords.com Website: www.atlanticrecords.com Genre: All Genre Accepting Unsolicited Demos / Press Kits: NO Preferred Formats: None Given Follow Up Method Preferred: None Given

Interscope/Geffen/A&M (UMG)

2220 Colorado Avenue, 5th Floor Santa Monica, CA 90404 Contacts: Ben Gordon, A&R Luke Wood, A&R Wendy Higgs, A&R Jeff Sosnow, A&R Phone: 1-310-865-1000 Fax: 1-310-865-7908 Email: ben.gordon@umusic.com Website: www.interscoperecords.com Genre: All Genre Accepting Unsolicited Demos / Press Kits: NO Preferred Formats: None Given Follow Up Method Preferred: None Given

Island Def Jam Records (UMG)

825 8th Avenue, 28th Floor New York, NY 10019 Contacts: Karen Kwak, Senior VP – A&R Steve Bartels, President Phone: 1-212-333-8000 Fax: 1-212-603-7654 Email: karen.kwak@umusic.com Website: www.islanddefjam.com Genre: Hip Hop, Rap, Urban, R&B Accepting Unsolicited Demos / Press Kits: NO Preferred Formats:None Given Follow Up Method Preferred: None Given

Roc-A-Fella Records (UMG)

825 8th Avenue, 29th Floor New York, NY 10019 Contacts: Shadae Simpson, A&R Phone: 1-646-688-0482 Fax: 1-212-445-3616 Email: None Given Website: www.rocafella.com Genre: Hip Hop, Rap, Urban, R&B Accepting Unsolicited Demos / Press Kits: NO Preferred Formats: None Given Follow Up Method Preferred: None Given

Sony Music – NY (Sony BMG)

550 Madison Avenue, 6th Floor New York, NY 10022 Contacts: None Given Phone: 1-212-833-8000 Fax: 1-212-833-5607 Email: None Given Website: www.sonybmg.com Genre: All Genre Accepting Unsolicited Demos / Press Kits: NO Preferred Formats: None Given Follow Up Method Preferred: None Given

Universal Music Group – NY

1755 Broadway, 6th Floor New York, NY 10019 Contacts: Tom Mackay, Senior VP – A&R Avery Lipman, Senior VP – A&R Monte Lipman, President Phone: 1-212-373-0600 Fax: 1-212-373-0688 Email: bruce.carbone@umusic.com Website: www.umrg.com Genre: All Genre Accepting Unsolicited Demos / Press Kits: NO Preferred Formats: None Given Follow Up Method Preferred: None Given

Virgin Records – NY

150 5th Avenue, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10011 Contacts: Georgina McAvenna – A&R Rob Stevenson – A&R Phone: 1-212-786-8900 Fax: 1-212-786-8343 Email: None Given Website: www.virginrecords.com Genre: All Genre Accepting Unsolicited Demos / Press Kits: NO Preferred Formats: None Given Follow Up Method Preferred: None Given

Warner Brothers Music Group – NY

75 Rockefeller Plaza, 8th Floor New York, NY 10019 Contacts: Tommy Page, VP – A&R James Dowdall, Senior VP – A&R Thomas Whalley, CEO Phone: 1-212-275-2000 Fax: 1-212-757-3985 Email: tommy.page@wbr.com Website: www.wmg.com Genre: All Genre Accepting Unsolicited Demos / Press Kits: NO Preferred Formats: None Given Follow Up Method Preferred: None Given

MIXTAPES, ALBUMS, EPs, LPs. DEMOS, PROMO CD's

which one is?...

here it is, REAL TRAX opened the options on which CD artist can have made with our professional services from just starting to going major

MIXTAPE a collections of songs, usually underground and not promoted, made for fans by the artist to show their talent. Artist based, the songs are in no order plus include freestyles, songs that don't make the album and remixes. Done by dj's, producers or artist.

DEMOS formal approach to offer labels and is music sent to stations to “Demonstrate” a release for possible on-air play. Done by artist.

PROMOS cd's that is are used to “Promote” a release that is already existing in on-air play/rotation. Done by Artist

EPs shortest music records stands for extended play and contain more music to show skill as an author making songs. Single with added bonus tracks. Promoted on radios.Done by artist, Record label.

LPs music records stands for longer playing, more tracks than an EP, made for singles. More music to show experience as an author making songs. Promoted on radios.Done by artist, Record label

ALBUMS Professional music projects that's recorded. Made of the best music that a musician, artist and label have created. with a concept behind it, and written songs. Promoted nationwide in any media outlet. Done by Music Companies or Record Labels.

REAL TRAX - productions for music

REAL TRAX provides services for artist to make any of these for their music artist career. for inquiries email to: iwantreltrax@gmail.com

REAL TRAX SERVICES

I need...?

REAL TRAX provides these services listed to increase the production of the artists music and career From writing a song to making the mixtape to performing them on stage.

MUSIC CAREER CONSULTANT MUSIC DEVELOPMENT ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER DEVELOPMENT SONG WRITING DEVELOPMENT PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT BOOKINGS MIXING MASTERING MUSIC PRODUCTION PROMOTIONAL CD DIGITAL MIXTAPES MIXTAPES ALBUMS DEMOS CONTRACT REVIEWS AGREEMENT EXPLANATIONS

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Rappers & Listeners

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THE TRAX

How do I get...?

Artist who want to use the tracks do this:

choose the track(s) push the play button listen to the track(s) get the name of the track(s)

then send it in an email to: IWANTREALTRAX@GMAIL.COM

you will receive an email back in no time for the tracks to your song(s).

and your Single, DEMO, promo CD, Mixtape, LP, EP or Album will almost be done.

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the type of purchases Lease Agreements

-Non-Exclusive Track Lease -Exclusive Track Lease -Track Agreements

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ALL EARS...

Why does it sound like?

REAL TRAX is made to make top grade music with all artist alike to sound right. As a full fledge music production, REAL TRAX provides Music Producers or Artist Contracts, forms and agreements. All music were professionally crafted and produced for any genre.

HIGH QUALITY AT IS FINEST

REALTRAX specialize in any one or several of these roles to make great music. 

-Engineer -Music Production -Music Perform -Edit and pitch correct -Mixing -Mastering -Make a demo -Maintain recording -Artist -Composer -Arranger -Collaborate with an artist/songwriter -Create a vision for the song/artist -Adapt the lyrics and melody of a song -Change the chord structure or arrangement -Manage the musicians' ideas\ -Studio Music Production -Tracking Engineer -Overdub Engineer -Editing Engineer -Mastering Engineer -Live sound Music -Front of House Engineer -Monitor Mixer -Location Recording Engineer -Theater -Sound effects engineer -Stage Sound and Front of House Support -Recording Engineer -Broadcast TV -Dialog Engineer -Location Engineer -Sound Effects Engineer -Mixing Engineer -Broadcast engineer -Film -Location Recording -Sound Effects Engineer -Sound Design Engineer -Mix Engineer -Radio -Broadcast Engineer -Voiceover Engineer -Location Engineer -Cable TV -Sound Design Engineer -Video Games -Sound Design -Advertising

REALTRAX we understand the needs of the artist for their music, art, passion and career.

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Record Label Deal

who's listening?

There are only 3 ways to Get Signed to a Record Label Deal which all require GREAT songs.

1.You develop a huge fan base from years of touring and selling CD’s on your own. Eventually an A&R rep at a Record Label will hear about you and contact you and offer you a record deal to try to cash in on your success.

2.You have a manager or a lawyer who has some good contacts and gets lucky with an A&R rep at a Record Label who offers you a record deal.

3.You hire me to shop to A&R reps, for radio airplay, and to get signed.

REAL TRAX got your back on this.

REAL TRAX will listen to your demo material free of charge unlike some companies, then you can continue with this service to let your music get played to music industry A&Rs.

when I hear a demo of your material then I will work with you to get signed. Send hit songs, songs that you want to radio airplay.

how: 1. Send me an email with an Mp3 demo song or songs. Limit it to 3 demo songs. Links to your website, like SoundCloud and Youtube .

2. contact you with the information you provided to me. send you a shopping contract which you will need to sign and email or fax back to me.

3. getting work to get you signed to a record deal and played on the radio. solicit your material to A&R reps at record labels and program directors at radio stations.

4. Record deal in progress with record label

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REAL TALK

whats happening?

WE WANT 2 HEAR FROM YOU- NO WACK ARTIST THE SPOT LIGHT: ARTIST TALK

ARTIST GO AHEAD AND GIVE AN INSIGHT ON HOW YOU EXPRESS THE ART BEHIND YOUR CREATIVTY AND COMMENT ON WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO WRITE, WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO MAKE MUSIC AS WELL AS THE PROCESS OF WRITTING YOUR LYRICS... ALSO, YOU CAN WRITE YOUR MOST FAVORITE QUOTE, who inspires you and what your listening to right now....

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how do I make a song?

For the artist who want to do more than aspire of becoming a real music icon here's another goal from REALTRAX. the steps after choosing the track you like and want to use. Get a paper and pen

1. Lyric

What is the song about? Is it happy, or sad? Is it about depression or partying on the dance floor? Is the song aggressive and in your face? 2. Song form and arrangement

What is the song form, how many verses or choruses? Is there a breakdown or bridge? Is it a fade ending? What is the meter, 3/4, 4/4, 7/8? What is the length of the song? What instruments do you hear and where they used in the song. Does your attention ever wane from the song? If so, where? What do you think is the cause? 3. Melody and chord changes

Unless you have perfect pitch, grab you instrument and play along. Take note of any unusual chord changes. Is the song in a major or minor key? Listen to the melody and notice where harmony parts and background vocals are placed. Notice where the melody is taken over by another instrument. 4. Production ideas

Are there any interesting sound effect or edits that you like? Describe them any way that you can. Do you notice any loops in the song? Are there samples from other records that you recognize? 5. Quality of the engineering

How well engineered is it? Does it sound good everywhere you listen to it? Notice the blending of the instruments, does anything sound too low or too loud? Is the mix wet or dry? Can you hear the effects at all? Is it very compressed, or open and dynamic? What is the general frequency balance? Is it bright or rich and warm? Notice where the instruments are placed in the mix. What sounds are placed in the center, what is left or right? 6. Overall vibe

Describe the overall feeling of the track, music and lyric. Notice how you feel after listening to it. Does it pump you up or put you to sleep? What would you do differently? This is just a basic list, but each category has information that is noteworthy because it describes the music production concept for that song. If you seriously want to become a music producer full time, do these exercises every day...

Personally, I think it is very important to write down what you hear as it will help you to remember what you've described and also keep your mind from wandering. If you do this exercise, one song per day, I guarantee you that after one month you music production skills will grow exponentially. After a short while you will start to notice that you work more efficiently in the studio. Why? Simple, you are creating maps in your head for how records are made. To become a music producer, you have to learn to think like one. If you know what sound you're going instead of guessing, you will get there much faster. Then you can spend the extra time giving it your own unique production stamp.

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