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Song Critique with Possible Radio Placement and Distribution

Opportunity: http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/1938

OutboundMusic will provide a detailed critique of your song, including an assessment of whether the song's production is radio quality. If your song really moves us and fits any of our multiple radio formats, we'll offer you a great distribution deal and radio placement.

Major Outreach: For Catalog Use (All Genres) - The Math Team

Opportunity: http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/1488

We are looking to take on new catalog clients in the month of February. Due to the large amount of work that we've been doing and the nature of recent projects, we are expanding our catalog to cover all genres and styles of music from any era -- beyond just the trends -- to fit specific uses.

We will be licensing 1-5 songs from each artist we select and those songs will be included in catalog pitches for licensing opportunities in film, television, commercial, web and gaming spots.

This will likely be an ongoing effort (November's outreach was a great success), but we would like to bring up to 20 artists on-board in the month of February alone. We look forward to hearing your material, thanks for your time!

The Math Team is a placement firm that works with Film, TV, Gaming and Commercial Music Licensing.

Introducing the Debut of Indie Futuristic Electropop

http://digsin.com/blog/drnk-txtng/

In the last few months, we’ve been scouring the planet to find music that needs to be heard over and over. Not an easy task, as you know. We did find a very rare gem that we’d like to introduce you. She’s a one-woman electropop powerhouse who writes, produces and records all of her music. We present to you… NNXT.

Her debut single “DRNK TXTNG” has already attracted some online buzz with its obvious internet meme appeal. What really sticks is that the song actually has more layers to it. Yes, it’s fun. We dance to it a bunch in the office. By the time she screams “I gotta couple songs out of you”, we’re rooting for NNXT to win!

The DigSin team can specifically remember when we first heard “DRNK TXTNG” and how we spent days just trying to get the song out of our heads. Needless to say, we knew we found something special. So take a listen to NNXT and we are warning you now, this song is going to be playing on repeat in your head all day long.

For more info on NNXT go to NNXTmusic.com http://nnxtmusic.com/.

You can check out DigSin's profile here: http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/2512

Love to Infinity Records Looking for Next Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Beyonce

Opportunity: http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/2466

We are looking for strong, stylish, iconic diva pop singers. We would like to hear from singers who fit into this catagory. Album and single deal waiting for the right person. Think Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkson, Beyonce ANDY LEE LOVE TO INFINITY RECORDS

MTV Independent Music Licensing

Opportunity: http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/2366

MTV directs submission fees to Save The Children Fund and only uses submission fees as a way to keep submissions to a manageable level. We listen to everything submitted. Please submit only your best material.

MTV licenses hundreds of tracks each month and works them into our shows. Frequently, we will super-impose the name of the track on-screen with instructions on how interested fans can acquire the music, for example "available on iTunes". Some license opportunities pay more than others. When submitting, please include as much information about your song(s) as possible including lyrics, a video (if you have one), and especially license contact information. The more info you provide on your Music Xray song presentation pack, the better.

Also, please provide the name of the show (if you have one in mind) in which you think your music should appear. Please do not contact us nor submit to us outside of Music Xray. We are trying to keep things organized here and we want to offer an open door but it depends upon your cooperation. We look forward to hearing your music.

New Success Story: Collective Filtering Pre-Screens Seven Artists for The Voice

In mid-December 2010, NBC announced its intention to bring an adaptation of The Voice of Holland to the United States. The series was originally named The Voice of America but when audition locations were announced a few days later, the title had already been shortened to The Voice. The series was hosted by Carson Daly with coaches/judges Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine (front man for Maroon 5), Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton. The series consists of three phases: a blind audition, a battle phase, and live performance shows.

The Voice http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/1526 immediately proved to be a hit and will return to NBC for a second season on February 5, 2012. All four coaches are returning for Season 2 with Christina Milian taking over the social media correspondent spot. Using the collective filtering feature on the site - where the ratings musicians receive from industry professionals on Music Xray are compiled and shown back to all the professionals who use the site - seven artists have been selected for pre-screening as potential contestants for the The Voice's second season. The artists are:

Diamante http://www.musicxray.com/artists/diamante - Impossible http://www.musicxray.com/xrays/291610 Andrew Ryan http://www.musicxray.com/artists/andrewryan - Sugarlaced http://www.musicxray.com/xrays/16206 Dillon Dixon http://www.musicxray.com/artists/dillondixon - Invisible http://www.musicxray.com/xrays/152658 Alisha Pillay http://www.musicxray.com/artists/dkjentertainment - Re-energize Me http://www.musicxray.com/xrays/170150 Taylor Bright http://www.musicxray.com/artists/taylorbrightofficial - Psycho http://www.musicxray.com/xrays/85581%20 Mary Sarah http://www.musicxray.com/artists/marysarah - Dear Diary Song http://www.musicxray.com/xrays/16732 Rory Sullivan http://www.musicxray.com/artists/rorysullivan - Out of Here http://www.musicxray.com/xrays/54225 These artists may be contacted directly by the casting company for further auditions and conversations about participation on the show. Congratulations to these artists and we are truly happy for them especially because our collective filtering feature made this possible. Remember that with Music Xray, whether your song was selected or not, the industry professional will give your song a rating. After your track has accrued 5 ratings on five separate submissions, it will be placed on a special library that music professionals check everyday.

Collect enough high ratings and your song will float to the top of the list where it may be picked up by any company that sees it.

Do watch our latest video to know more on how our collective ratings feature works, as well as our other features and tools especially designed and created to help artists/musicians/song owners, here http://www.musicxray.com/i-am-a-music-artist.

Looking for Contemporary Christian Songs for 1st Quarter 2012!

Opportunity: http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/2726

All Christian artists and producers please submit your songs to 3:16 Records for 1st or 2nd quarter 2012 release date. We are looking for at least six new songs or productions to pick up and release in the first quarter of 2012. 3:16 Records the Contemporary Christian branch of Tazmania Records. Thank you for your submissions.

Tazmania Records is a progressive independent record label that thrives on putting out quality dance,pop and contemporary christian music. Tazmania records was founded in the mid 1990?s and has been producing music fans love ever since.

New Upcoming Talent Wanted

Opportunity: http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/2853

We are seeking very serious-minded artists (bands or solo acts) to add to our roster of talent in the country, singer/songwriter, Americana or Christian genres.

If selected, we expect artists to be open to recording material from outside writers, as our goal is to match the right songs with the right performers.

Additionally, many of our major projects (such as promotion to Billboard) require funding from investors and that is something we can discuss if we are interested in your music. Our projects that do not require funding include: digital radio promotion, press release distribution and limited Internet marketing.

Star Creek Entertainment is a full-service, multimedia company representing music artists in all genres. It offers everything from recording contracts to music production to publicity to radio promotion.

Since it opened its doors, the company has represented premier Indie country artists, such as Larry Dean and Allen Karl. The chart-topping Christian rock band Altar'd was also signed to the label.

Currently, Star Creek Entertainment is representing the 1960s Platinum-selling rock band, The Royal Guardsmen (Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron, Snoopy's Christmas).

Submit Your Track to Over 400 Radio Stations in California

Opportunity: http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/1358

Would you benefit from the increased exposure gained from radio play? Now you can get your songs out to over 400 radio stations in California through our media database. We have contacts in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and numerous other cities throughout the state.

We will listen to all submissions and select the best acts to submit to our radio contacts. Selected bands will be asked to send us a biog and high quality music track to pass on to the radio stations. We have a wide variety of media contacts, so this opportunity is appropriate for all kinds of acts.

Prism Productions Recording Studios Production and Other Services

Opportunity: http://www.musicxray.com/profiles/2811

I have links with major publishing / artists / management, I try to match up great songs with great artists, song & artist development.

As a producer and arranger I can help to make sure your songs have the best possible chance on making industry heads turn. Use this conversation as a starting point where we can discuss your music and it's potential in regards to how I can help. If you decide to make use of my services additional fees will apply for production/mixing and any other services I provide. This initial conversation thread will be a great place to start. Recent top 10 album chart material produced by myself here at Prism Recording Studios in Staffordshire and I am looking to work on more new hits.