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The Virtual Music Trade Show - Free Submission

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The Virtual Music Trade Show sponsored by Your Local HD Band is now giving away 15 Free Virtual Trade Booths to the best Band/Artists. We'll listen to your music and if we love it we'll select you.

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

VIRTUAL TRADE SHOW NETWORK RESOURCE! Virtual Music Trade Show Vendors Include Musical Artists, Bands, Record Labels, Radio Stations, CD Manufactures, Lawyers/Attorneys, Clubs, Venues, MP3 Download Sites, Producers, Film Producers, Video Producers, Film Makers, Public Relations, Media Relations, Mastering and Re-Mastering Services for Production and Studio Time and MUCH MORE!

Submit Your Music For Worldwide Compilation Records Consideration

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Vell Rob - CEO/ A&R - Minority Records L.L.C. - We cut compilation records for indie artists!

We are a successful Label that has songs placed on cable channels and digitally distributed worldwide, we put out hip hop, Pop,& R&B compilation records on a regular basis for promotional purposes.

Our whole main focus is to promote indie artists and help them gain worldwide exposure through our consistent slew of compilation records. If you want worldwide exposure and promotion, then you've definitely come to the right place!

Radio Play is Guaranteed

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Are you tired of promises to play your music? Are you serious about your career? Do you need a reputable reference where you can direct people to listen to your project?

If you answered YES to any of the above questions this opportunity is for you. We understand that you really want to get your music heard but some stations just won't play it so we've created this opportunity just for you.

Yes we also have other opportunities where we review muisc and select what we like but we also realize that some of you just want to be heard. We respect that. Here is your chance to be heard!

Seeking Travel-related "expatriate/worldly" music

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Orderly Bazaar Records and Publishing is screening for project partners/artists owning the full rights to their high calibre or carefully quirky recordings of music falling within the label's mandate: 'roots, rock, ethnic, jazz, fusion and other travel related shenanigans'. If you are an internationally travelled artist with music and writings or multi-media that fall within this category, please get in touch. Orderly Bazaar has enjoyed management with one of India's largest seven-generation firms and with a small Canadian management company representing Juno award-winning artists. This is a carefully niched label/music adventure company with a globally mobile focus.

How music bloggers can prevent google blogocide 2010 from happening again

Hey everyone we have been watching the issue with Google taking down the music blogs. They have been calling it the blogocide 2010 and we are not happy to see it happy either. We suggest that bloggers use our drop box to more effectively accept requests for new music that they can then play directly from music xray site. This is all free to do and you can read more here or signup here http://submit.musicxray.com/login.

Accepting song submissions on Music Xray is easy

Hey everyone we have been watching the issue with Google taking down the music blogs. They have been calling it the blogocide 2010 and we are not happy to see it happy either. We suggest that bloggers use our drop box to more effectively accept requests for new music that they can then play directly from music xray site. This is all free to do and you can read more here on how to do it:

Accepting song submissions on Music Xray is easy

Whether you’re a Grammy-winning producer, a music blogger, a label or just a guy with a website, you can begin using Music Xray to accept song submissions. With your free dropbox you have the following options:

Accept submissions completely free (100% free for you and your submitters).

Charge a submission fee.

Donate any percentage of your fee to charity.

Promote your opportunities/your dropbox on your own websites and through social networks.

We promote many of the new opportunities to thousands of artists (we make sure they're real).

If you want to open a drop box click http://submit.musicxray.com/login and log in under Music Industry Professionals.

Song Critique and It's Importance in Building a Music Career

When seeking commercial success, the best, most experienced songwriters have their songs critiqued by their peers and others in their networks they respect and trust. They know they are too close to their work to be objective about it. What's more, when you pour long hours and hard work into anything you are less willing to admit to its flaws than you should be. You become emotionally invested in the song and have certainly lost the ability to judge the impression it will make on a listener the first time they hear it. Melodies start sounding too familiar and love for your own creation begins to become unconditional.

As a rule of thumb, you should try to seek out the services of someone who has been successful in the market with similar music to your own. I would suggest going with a songwriter or a producer. My next choice would be an accomplished A&R person. These are the three kinds of people who have been successful because they write, record or find the best songs. So, they certainly know one when they hear one or are in the business of polishing good songs to make them great.

Most importantly, this is one of the best ways to discover what you really have on your hands. Getting just a few professional opinions of people who are accomplished in the business can give you the confidence to know your song is ready to be pitched to real opportunities or the insights to make the improvements you need. Many of these professionals can help you in more ways than one. Engaging a professional for a song critique or career coaching can be a way to start a relationship that endures and that can result in real steps forward for you and your music

Music Professionals are here to help starting artists to improve their talents, some of the feedback is not what you expect it to be but for sure it will help you big time in the end. Just like professional athletes needed coaching to turn from amateur to professional, many new artists find the same to be true of their profession. Get the help and get the results.

There are tons of sites to post their music and to sell their music on along with multiple social media venues to share their music and get feedback from their fans and peers. There are also people in the industry small and large who offer help in the form of career coaching, song critiques, music promotion offers and music deals offered by large and independent labels. I am tracking these and will continue to post these from time to time as they come up.

Josh Goode is a multi-Emmy award winning songerwriter/producer whose client list includes: CBS, TXN, the WB, UPN, and the WWCS (the Winstar National Poker Championship) and several others. He has scored music for multiple feature films, and has toured the globe as a performing artist as well. With over 18 years experience writing songs, several years teaching music theory and songwriting, and a catalog of every possible genre imaginable under his belt - Josh is an expert songwriter whose passion for the craft is only surpassed by his passion for helping new aritsts.

Kevin Kewney, Founder of SongNation.com, a "Song Promotion Community" with 500+ members. He is a graduate of Columbia College, Chicago's music business program. Kevin, a songwriter himself, has been critiquing songs for many years and takes a no-nonsense approach. Structural problems and performance/production issues will be identified helping the songwriter or artist to move forward.

He specialize in Pop, Rock, Alternative Rock, Country and R&B (sorry rappers, I'm not your guy). I'll give my honest opinion of your material with hopefully some constructive criticism to get you headed in the right direction. I look forward to working with you.

Get a Professional Song Critique by Josh Goode Check it out here:http://musicxray.com/profiles/11

Obtain a Song Critique from SongNation founder Kevin Kewney Check it out here: http://musicxray.com/profiles/605

Seeking New Artists for Radio

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WLOY Loyola Radio is more than just a college radio station! We've won awards from the local newspaper for local artist shows, from national groups for promotions, and are constantly getting recognition for fundraising efforts. While we do have shows interviewing the homeless, discussing personal finance and kids literacy, we are 99% music. We're always looking for interesting new artists in any of these (or similar) genres:

Rock - mellow to metal (but not extreme) Pop Blues/Americana Hip-Hop Electronica/Mashups Dance Funk

And probably more. These are not hard lines - if the music is good we'll find a place for it. We also feature online album reviews, do in-studios, phoners, and have connections with lots of local venues (and we book on campus too).

Home Recording Standards - Dos and Don'ts

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Lamont Mitchell - Creative - Higher Threat Productions

A&R for Joey Boy Records, and On Top Records, Creative Director for the Music Specialist. Producer ,songwriter, engineer- Higher Threat Productions. Collaborated with Artist,Producers, and Songwriters such as: Petey Pablo, Nivea, Jagged Edge, Alvin Speights, Big D, Keith Sweat, K.B(Face Mob). DMG, TrATL, Lilboy Entertainment Miranda (World Affiliated Entertainment).

This critique is focused on Artist,Songwriters, and Producers who record with home recording studios. Intended to help ,or give advice, and opinion on music production methods to deliver a quality recording, and production techniques, And to possibly pass on to other certified industry professionals looking for talent.

Tip of The Week

Check out the new way to browse opportunities on our site

We've made some changes to the site to make things easier. See the new way to browse opportunities here: http://www.musicxray.com/artist/categories

get heard by industry executive larry miller

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Miller specializes in management consulting with a focus in media and entertainment; strategy and corporate development, M&A, private equity and venture capital, corporate communications and branding, product marketing, distribution, intellectual property and licensing. Over the years he has launched, developed, led and sold many companies including record label and music publisher Or Music, Reciprocal Entertainment, a noted digital distribution infrastructure company, and a2b music, a digital distribution company.

Feel free to submit your songs to me. I will get in touch with you if your song is one for which I have or know of an opportunity.