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Tip of the week - Don't be a jaded artist - Music Xray is here to help

We get asked a lot how Music Xray is different from all the other services out there. We know what it's like to be jaded. We started Music Xray to solve problems for artists. So, when we get asked how we're different this is what we say:

Music Xray does not charge any membership fees.

We do not pre-screen - you submit directly to the people listed on the site. Music Xray does not take any cut of deals you do with industry professionals.

We go out to people in the industry who typically take song submissions and we ask them what problems we can help them solve that will make it worthwhile to give priority to submissions they receive via Music Xray. We give them an easy to use platform that makes receiving, managing, listening and providing feedback much easier than dealing with a stack of CDs or an inbox full of MP3's. We also enable them to charge a submission fee. Sometimes they feel that's necessary in order to keep submissions down to a manageable level. Sometimes it helps compensate them for their time and attention.

As our name suggests, We enable industry professionals to see inside your music. That's why it's important you fill out and display as many of the modules in your song presentation pack as possible.

Another difference is that we run a completely transparent platform - also as our name suggests. If you get bad service from a professional on our site or if they are unprofessional with you, you can go to their profile page on our site and rate them and leave comments for everyone to see.

Music Xray exists to reduce the time and money it would take most artists to connect directly with the people we make available at the click of the mouse and for a fraction of the cost. Our commitment to artists is on our site and reads:

In building Music Xray our intention has been, and it always will be, to solve marketplace problems for artists. No dream vultures. We will not permit users of our Interaction Engine to peddle false hopes to artists. We are incorporating numerous mechanisms to ensure transparency and to encourage artist feedback. We believe we are democratizing the ability to reach the people that can either teach you something, and/or potentially help you gain access to mass-exposure opportunities.

If you find otherwise, contact us and we will fix the problem.

But don't take our word for it. Join out Facebook group and ask other users about their experiences with Music Xray. There are 3,000 artists there. We're nothing if not transparent. We're not perfect and there are a lot of features we have yet to roll out but we're working tirelessly to improve and to take all feedback into consideration to make a really great service. Don't forget to join our LinkedIn group for a more business focused angle on all things music.

New Opportunity: Seeking Great Songwriting & True Talent

http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/34

I am constantly seeking true talent and extraordinary songwriting. For submissions only, I listen to everything I receive. Should I find your work compelling, you will hear from me immediately.

Jeffrey Weber has been a widely recognized music industry professional for over thirty years. He has produced over 175 CDs with releases on just about every major label as well as a host of independent labels. Along the way, his projects have yielded two Grammys, seven Grammy nominations, at least seventeen top ten albums, two number one albums and an assortment of other honors.

Among the many artists that have fallen under the banner of Produced by nclude: Nancy Wilson, David Benoit, Steve Lukather, the Utah Symphony, Jackson Browne, Marcus Miller, Michael McDonald, Bill Champlin, Gerald Albright, Tom Scott, Chick Corea, Stanley Clark, Etta James, Linda Hopkins, Kenny Burrell, McCoy Tyner, Jackie McLean, Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big), Cozzy Powell, the Count Basie Orchestra, John Sebastian, Ronnie Dio, Ritchie Blackmore, Pat Boone, Buddy Miles, Billy Preston, MC Lyte, Kenny Rankin, Diane Reeves, Diane Schuur, Rita Coolidge, Luther Vandross, David Crosby, Simon Phillips, Jeff Porcaro, Patrice Rushen, Toni Tennille, among many others.

Seeking Label-Ready Pop & RnB Artists

http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/770

Seeking label ready Pop and R&B artists for international booking and possible major label deal. Submit your best original?? pop and rnb material only if you are fully developed, can travel internationally, and do not have a criminal history. I am looking for several artists who?? have the high standards required to be a succesful product and meet or exceed the roi goals of the label.

If selected, I will want to see some of?? the following:

Website, Myspace with at least 10,000 friends and high # of plays, performance video, Bio, booking history, fan base, broadcast quality original music, charisma, superior vocals&performance skills, verifiable internet buz,?? the complete package... You ready? Then?? submit for consideration. SERIOUS ARTISTS ONLY! ?? MUST be LABEL READY!?? A&R, Executive Producer - HW Entertainment -?? Allan Hale is involved in a number of music business ventures. As the founder of HW Entertainment he has?? produced and launched several sponsorship marketing campaigns for?? concert tours throughout North America.

Seeking Songs for Keith Urban, Billy Currington & Kelly Pickler

http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/626

The A&R Department at Torrez Music Group has great relationships with Record LabelA&R Executives, Producers, Managers and Artist in the Nashville Market.

This week we are looking for great songs for Capitol Artist Keith Urban, Universal artist Billy Currington and Sony artist Kelly Pickler.

We will only contact you if your song is chosen.

2039 Music Group Presents Cin-City Mix Tape Vol. II

http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/774

2039 Music Group is now accepting MusicXray Submissions for their "Cin-City Mix Tape Vol II".This compilation will be digitally distributed to radio stations, film, tv, documentary projects, gaming industry and others for airplay or licensing opportunities. We do not guarantee that your music will be selected for the compilation or aired simply because you submitted your project. We reserve the right to select the material.

You must own the project and / or have the legal right to submit the project. By submitting your project you certify that you own the project and / or have the legal right to submit the project for consideration.

If selected you will be required to sign a licensing agreement with 2039 Music Group. You may also be considered for an international distribution agreement.

Brian Keith is a Artist/Writer/Producer/Musician with 17 years of Industry Experience. He's worked with some of the biggest names in the business as both a producer and music director. He is the C.E.O of 2039 music Group based in Cincinnati, OH.

Submit Your Music for Representation at European Music Industry Trade Events

http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/745

Every year MyMusicSuccess attends a number of high profile industry trade events in Europe, including Midem, Popkomm, and the ADE.

We are always looking to represent artists to labels, publishers, sync and AV companies at these events and maximise the potential opportunites for selected artists.

*Currently taking applications for:

Popkomm 2010 (All genres) The Amsterdam Dance Event 2010 (Dance only)

If you would like to be considered for inclusion on our European music trade show roster, please submit your music through this interaction for us to consider.

10% of all our submission fees are donated to the Save The Children Fund through Music Xray.

With over 25 years international experience of the music & media industries, Simon, a UK Native, now residing in Europe, brings his wealth of knowledge and experience to independent artists looking to make an impact in the new music business.

Cool Tunes from Music Xray

We listened to the new xrays and randomly picked out the ones that sounds really good! We want to spread cool music so here it goes. Check it out guys! Enjoy!

Mean Enough Hot Enough by Experiment Haywire - Take a listen to her song and feel her energy! Mind blowing and uplifting! http://present.musicxray.com/xrays/14199/public I'll Be The One by Ryan Martinez - Cool little dance tunes! http://present.musicxray.com/xrays/14139/public Aly Wirth / This TimeAly Wirth - So smooth! Perfect for chilling! http://present.musicxray.com/xrays/14137/public Tell Me Brother unmastered by New Primary Groove - cool beats and the voice is really awesome! http://present.musicxray.com/xrays/15007/public Perfect Love Rock Song by HELLEN EARTH - Ok so this is like Alanis Morissette... but better! Got to listen to the girl!!! http://present.musicxray.com/xrays/14992/public

A' body Luv Me by Grand$un feat Richboy (Skyboxx Music) Check out this one and let the beats make you move! http://present.musicxray.com/xrays/1794/public

Lonely Life by Evan Field - What a great song.. voice, guitars, everything http://present.musicxray.com/xrays/679/public

We also picked some great artists! Check them out and fall in love with their tunes!

Beat Slanger... this guy really puts together some hard driving bass in the back Beat Slanger of M7K Productions - Im Landing On Mars from Placement Projects http://present.musicxray.com/xrays/13900/public Beat Slanger of M7K Productions - Hit Me Up from Project Placements http://present.musicxray.com/xrays/13880/public

Underride these guys rock! If you like Buck Cherry you will like these guys even more! Candy Girl http://present.musicxray.com/xrays/2456/public Paparazzi http://present.musicxray.com/xrays/13611/public Lights Off Baby http://present.musicxray.com/xrays/2469/public My Little Hell http://present.musicxray.com/xrays/2468/public

Lynn Ellen Wolf's Her voice is stunning and will melt your heart. I always close my eyes when listening to her and let the feelings and emotions ahe puts on her songs take me away... Too Late For Lisa http://present.musicxray.com/xrays/11365/public The Lucky One http://present.musicxray.com/xrays/11583/public How Do I Get To You http://present.musicxray.com/xrays/11652/public Love Of My Lifetime http://present.musicxray.com/xrays/12365/public

NX-LEVEL If you like Hip Hop you will surely love them! Cool tunes and beats! Perfect to cheer you up! Twerkin n Textin http://present.musicxray.com/xrays/14973/public Date Song http://present.musicxray.com/xrays/14971/public Tell Nobody http://present.musicxray.com/xrays/14974/public

Indie On Air

http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/777

Jeff Classic Popka - Host/Producer/President - Indie on Air!

I host 2 internet music shows. Indie on Air! is a weekly show that features professional interviews and great indie music. Music in Action is a bi-monthly show that features artists who are using their creative abilities to help others. I am looking for new music to showcase on my program Indie on Air! and to add to my show catalog.

Seeking New Music - Perfection Records

http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/779

Perfection Records - Seeking new talent. We are a global Management, Branding, Marketing and Promotions company with offices in LA, London, Holland, San Francisco, Japan and Sydney. This is a joint venture with Phil Quartararo (Phil Q.) Co-founder of Virgin Records and fmr CEO of Warner and EMI, Bob Cutarella Grammy/Platinum Award Winning Producer, Jimmy O'Mahony former CEO of Saatchi and Saatchi, and Chris Carlucci Distribution/Licensing/Marketing veteran. We are working with many labels around the world to create and strengthen a brand for an individual act. We also have been working with undiscovered acts to help launch their career on a global level.

Detailed Conversation About Your Song Arrangement

http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/780

I’m a world renowned Artist Manager and Entertainment Consultant with over two decades of experience in the Music Industry.

My background in the music industry includes experience in Artist Management, Contract Negotiations, A&R Administration, Finance, and all aspects of both Studio Production and Music Recording.

I have developed and managed some of the music industries premiere songwriters and a record producers, who’s songs have generated over 200 million worldwide record sales for such recording artist and companies as:

Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Destiny's Child, Jessica Simpson, Bonnie Rait, Sony Music, Universal, BMG, Columbia Records, Interscope, J Records and many others.

The majority of these projects have surpassed the "Gold" (500,000) and Platinum" (1,000,000) sales levels and earned industry recognition through Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, MTV Music Awards, and Soul Train Music Awards. I will critique your song arrangement and production or I will give you a straight forward song critique.

If I like what I hear, and feel that you're a good fit for the W Music Group, I may place you for consideration on our management roster.

That would include song placements, career coaching,collaborations and artist development.

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