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Invite Other Artists to Music Xray to Get Some Free Submissions


If in the next three days you invite at least 10 new artists to try Music Xray we will give you a promo code that will remove the transaction fee from any submission on Music Xray.

Additionally, you make money when those artists conduct transactions on our site and the artist who earns the most between now and the 15th of March will be featured on the front of our site and thereby exposed to every industry professional who uses Music Xray.

We make it easy so click here to get started. You only have until the end of day on Friday!

tv and film music licensing opportunities with mango reel


Mango Reel is a new and exciting creative music consultancy and licensing company based in the UK. Our licensing catalogue includes some of the best independent bands, artists and labels in the industry.

Mango Reel is currently expanding its licensing catalogue for TV, Film, Video Games and Advetising placements.

We’re not a STOCK MUSIC site and keep our catalogue focused. We're interested in quality not quantity. Our licensing agreements are non-exclusive, 'Artist Friendly' and we don't take any of the rights to your songs.

We work closely with our artists, publishers and labels to help promote their music in high-profile placements. At the moment we're particularly interested in finding great music in the acoustic, adult contemporary, or alternative genres.

We tend to look for a style of music that oozes quality - both in composition and production. If you think you can meet our high standards we want to hear from you.

submit songs for bands under the radar (butr) music podcast


Celebrating its 5th Anniversary this month, BUTR podcasts have been downloaded over 3 million times, growing its grassroots fan base by introducing true music lovers to the best bands and songs they have never heard of. Hypebot.com named BUTR a 搘orthy click,?while Phoenix Examiner praised founder, host and producer Kami Knake, saying 揟his podcast is non-stop tunes.

With the goal of becoming the listeners most trusted source for music discovery, the BUTR podcast attempts to filter out the noise of the cluttered musical landscape. BUTR searches out the new buzzworthy bands and delivers the best tracks directly to the subscribers inbox. The listener doesn抰 have to waste time looking for new tunes, while artists featured in a BUTR podcast receive valuable impressions and web traffic from BUTR抯 built in fan base. Artists have reported spikes in fan outreach, as well as being contacted by music industry folks after being featured on a BUTR podcast.

Tip Of The Week

Invite other artists to try Music Xray and earn money when they conduct transactions on the site. Here's how:

1. Log in as an artist on the right side of the page here: http://submit.musicxray.com/login - Note: You must use a third party account (Facebook, Google, Yahoo etc).

2. On your dashboard you will see a button enabling you to invite other artists (it will even give you the option to import your contacts)

3. Send the invitations. Your earned balance will be reflected in real time on your dashboard. We pay you through PayPal.

Music Xray is one of the fastest growing sites for musicians and word is spreading fast. Position yourself to make some extra cash just for being among the first wave of artists to discover our service.

professional song critiques from jay frank; svp of music strategy

professional song critiques from jay frank; svp of music strategy for cmt, a division of mtv networks, former vp music programming for yahoo! music and author of future hit.dna http://www.musicxray.com/x/2010/2/10/professional-song-critiques-from-jay-frank-svp-of-music-stra.html

Jay Frank is currently the SVP of Music Strategy for CMT, a division of MTV Networks. At CMT, he oversees the implementation of music across all platforms, including TV, web, mobile and VOD. The new synergy he is developing is changing the face of country music as he identifies future country hits through active monitoring of all platforms. This has lead to increased TV ratings, online video views, and record setting metrics for the 2008 CMT Music Awards.

Jay Frank has also managed music programming, along with artist and label relations for Yahoo! Music, formerly known as LAUNCH. From 2001 until 2007, Frank grew the audience tenfold to approximately 25 million people.

Future Hit.DNA is his first book. Click the button below to read Jay's full bio.

Jay looks forward to receiving your songs.

roster consideration at catbone records


CatboneTM Records and Catbone Digital features "Just Great Music" presenting you with some of the world's most legendary artists from Blues, Jazz, World Music, Rock / Pop and Americana.

When people ask what we accept or look for, " great music", great energy, great quality, great performance, great substance in the lyric and a great experience guaranteed to move you!

Masters already on the label include Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Mike Bloomfield, Little Richard, Paul Butterfield, Nanette Workman & Peter Frampton.

Label owner, Ken Hatley is also offering song critiques.

Grammy-Winning producer Seeking Next Project & Providing Song Critiques


Multi-Grammy Award/AMA winner, Producer/Arranger, Rick Finch is renowned for developing a unique fusion of R&B, Funky Soul and Country, meshed with a Latin/Caribbean groove which has brought acclaim to numerous Platinum selling recording artists.

Through his creative vision, intuition, consumer insight and engineering expertise, Finch has given the world a timeless catalog of hits, which include those he co-wrote as one half of the songwriting team which founded the 70's mega-group, "KC and the Sunshine Band:"

· Where Is The Love · Rock Your Baby · Get Down Tonight · That’s The Way (I Like It) · Boogie Shoes · I’m Your Boogie Man · Shake Your Booty · Keep It Comin’ Love · Please Don’t Go

In a career spanning over 30 years, to his credit, Finch has:

* Over 200 million recordings worldwide * Twelve Grammy nominations (including three on the first round 2010 Grammy Award Ballot) * Three Grammy Awards * 14 BMI Songwriter/Arranger Awards * Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum awards * 17 #1 pop singles - including four #1 singles in one 12-month period with three crossover #1 hits and two albums achieving triple platinum status. * Produced numerous artists, including 50 Cent, The Allman Brothers, Mother's Finest and Beyonce.

Essentially, Finch is credited with changing the sound of 20th Century Pop Music, and now, more than 30 years later, Finch’s same passion, drive, meticulous attention to detail and unwavering dedication continues and is reflected in every music project he undertakes and through every new artist he mentors.

no longer
no longer  (almost 6 years ago)


any good projects for the old and gray and out of the way)
Kind regards

MusicXray  (almost 6 years ago)

Hi MTgray, we have lots of opportunities that you can find here http://www.musicxray.com/x and I suggest you take a look at this one http://www.musicxray.com/x/2009/12/29/nashville-song-demos-submit-a-voice-recording-of-your-song-o.html this might match what your looking for.

Have a good one!

Music Xray

Get Radio Play and/or a Song Critique from Big Dose


I'm a 20 year veteran in radio. Currently, I am Program Director of WKUS-FM in Norfolk, VA and the host of The Good Day Show, middays M-F from 10A - 3P.

I'm also the host of my own syndicated soul music show called The soL kafe.

In 1989, I landed a gig at WRFG in Atlanta mixing hip-hop & R&B.

In 1991, I was a part of a team that hosted the 1st all hip-hop show in Atlanta at WRAS (Georgia State University).

Then in 1997 I made it to the big time at the #1 station in the South, V-103.

After spending a good part of my radio career working swing shifts, producing shows and DJing, I made the move toHampton Roads in March 2001 doing afternoons at the now defunct 92.1 The Beat.

In September of that same year, I moved next door to our sister station, 103Jamz, where I worked evenings and nights.

When 105.3 KISS-FM was born, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to give the grown folks a piece of "The Big Dose Experience" and its been on ever since!!!!!!!!!!

With hard work, I recently became the Program Director/Music Director of KISS.

Career Coaching: Artist, Music Executives, Song Reviews: David C. Linton


I'm a 25 year veteran with both radio and record industry experience. I served as a Senior Vice President at Capitol Records, Vice President at Arista Records under the legendary Clive Davis, also at Island Records.

I started out in radio as an annoucer in Raleigh, NC (DJ) rose up the ranks to station General Manager WSHA and later WRVS. I programmed radio successfully before becoming a regional promo rep for Warner Brothers Records.

I started in Dallas for Warners, later got promoted to the Los Angeles market where I eventualy was give an executive positon in the company as National Director for Reprise. Platinum and gold success there(New Jack City, Take 6,Prince) led to my position at VP at Island Records (NYC) where we had the first mulit-platinum album by a female rap group Salt-n-Pepa. This led me to a positon at Arista Records under Clive Davis where for 4 years straight we led the industry with the most chart success since Berry Gordy's Motown in the 1960's. Artists like Whitney Houston, Usher, Toni Braxton, Notorious BIG, TLC,OutKast and others benefitted from the promotional efforts of my team.

I was tapped to serve as SVP Urban Promotions at Capitol Records when the company decided to return to Urban music after a 7 year hiatus. We returned with a gold ablum by pre-teen star Sammie. As the industry began to shrink, I left Capitol and began consulting independent artists and labels.

David looks forward to getting your submissions for critique/review.

A Call for Songs from Pravda Music


Pravda Record is an independently owned and operated record label since 1984. We are also a full-service music licensing company with two in-house publishing companies.

Pravda Music is currently looking to license music for television projects during Winter 2010 and beyond. They're specifically looking for songs by artists that sound like: Grizzly Bear, Death Cab For Cutie, Phoenix, The Gossip, The Veronicas, Silversun Pickups & Green Day. Some of their ongoing projects include MTV/VH1 programs, CW programs, network, and cable programs, as well as major and independent films, film trailers, and advertisements.

This listing is for a "Library Placement." If you are selected, Pravda Music will add you to their library of music to shop to clients who need music, however this does not guarantee placement.

To see a list of recent placements please click the button below and read the opportunity thoroughly.