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Bands ask me all the time what it takes to get signed? If you feel the below information applies to what you or your band is doing year in and year out, chances are there is an A&R looking for you right now. Why not put your music directly on their desk under our IMD A&R Distribution.  

 

A&R Representatives are constantly on the lookout fro artists and bands that possess the following attributes:

 

- Artists with Buzz Factor

- Solid Live Presentations

- Good Music, Songs with Hit Potential
- Busy Tour and Gig Schedule
- A good "Story" or "Angle"
- Fresh image,  look, & sound 
- Strong local Fan Base
- Strong web Presence with photos, videos, etc.
- No overwhelming debt, or professional commitments
- A dash of Mystery 
- Been doing all of the above for at least a year
  

 

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SUBMIT YOUR MUSIC TO HUNDREDS OF A&R REPS

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A&R Exposure Chances are if your music is good, there is a A&R looking for it right now. So why not put your music directly on their desk. The A&R Representative is the gatekeeper to your deal so over the years IMD has developed an exclusive A&R "A List" registry that has the contact information of hundreds of A&R Representatives around the country and abroad to get your music noticed. A-List includes mailing address, e-mail, and phone numbers of each music agent representing hundreds of record labels including Sony, A&M, Columbia, Atlantic Records, and more. IMD recommends you send copies of your CD, press pack, "1 sheet", and a formal letter with a personal invite to a future live performances. Do this and watch things get really interesting. IMD also recommends you follows up each package with a formal phone call & e-mail correspondence. Above all its a professional representation of you as an artist. Most of the A&R's I've been in contact with welcome these kinds of professional looking packages & give each one a fair & honest assessment.

Tip of the Day  I know of one band in particular that not only invited an A&R Representative out to one of their shows, they also covered all her traveling expenses, bought her dinner, and even picked up her hotel tab. The label was so blown away by this level of professionalism, they gave the band an 3 year contract. Above all it's this kind of proactive professionalism that will get you noticed. Getting a deal is means you made a good impression on someone important.

   

 

Send your music to hundreds of A&R Representatives today via our A-List.

 

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Related Essays on A&R Representatives, and the role they play in the Music Industry.

 

A&R part 1

A&R part 2

A&R part 3

What A&R Representatives look for in new talent

Where A&R Representatives look for new talent

When A&R Representatives look for new talent

Final Thoughts A&R

Contacting the A&R Representative

The reality of solicitation bombardment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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