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Demo Basics: Part II – Soundcloud

Dave Richards returns to talk about how to effectively use Soundcloud as part of your demo strategy in the second part of his series on demos.

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Demo Basics: Part I – Goals, Relationships and Knowledge

Creating an effective demo can be a challenge. This series should be able to help you make a rock solid demo that will help get your music signed. Today we’ll discuss some high-leve topics like goals, relationships and knowledge.

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Supercharge Your Soundcloud Page for Sending Demos: Part 3

So far in this series, we’ve taken a look at what your expectations of A&R guys should be. We’ve also taken a look at the type of music you produce. Today, we’ll wrap up with a few more tips starting with genres.

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Supercharge Your Soundcloud Page for Sending Demos: Part 2

This week we’re going to take a look at a few more tips to supercharge your Soundcloud page when you are sending out demos. You can also read my previous article where I covered what your expectations should be. This time around, we’re going to tackle your sound and how it relates to the A&R process.

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Supercharge Your Soundcloud Page for Sending Demos: Part 1

To state the obvious, as a label owner I tend to receive demos. One of the best things in the past ten years in regards to demo submissions has been Soundcloud. Prior to Soundcloud, A&R guys would dread opening their emails to find they had to download hundreds of megabytes of MP3s every morning. Prior to that, there was a stack of un-solicited, un-opened mailed in CDRs.

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Demos: You’re Selling You, Not Your Music

I’ve been around now for a decent while. I’ve been a fan, I’ve been a DJ, I’ve been an artist, and four years ago, I Read more

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