Demo Submissions - Show us your music!
(Currently accepting unsolicited materials)
Want to share your music with LMNO RECORDS?
Here's what you do:
1) Create a demo of your music in any file format and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Since we would prefer to work with artists familiar with music industry standards we ask that you also include in your email a copy of your EPK (Electronic Press Kit) if you have one. Details on the basic information used to throw one together is given below for your reference.
3) Keep trying! Remember to please be patient as it could take a couples weeks to respond to your submission. Use this time to write great music!
(Information from thebalancecareers.com)
What's Included in an Electronic Press Kit?
An electronic press kit should always contain the musician's biography and details about releases but can also include press photos, videos, upcoming tour dates, backline requirements and other marketing information.
All the content on EPKs is downloadable media meant to provide the reader or recipient with all information the necessary to include in a program, review, or article. Here are a few of the things you should consider including in your EPK.
· Biography and Discography: Also called a "backgrounder," the bio grabs a reader's attention and communicates the musician's style or genre. Unlike a traditional resume designed to attract an employer, the bio is a narrative peek into a band's artistry and gives readers a taste of the group's influences and sound. A separate discography section features a list of available recordings.
· Samples of Your Music: EPKs naturally include samples of music. Sometimes they showcase a variety of reels with snippets or complete tracks to appeal to different audiences including fans, clients, promoters, and presenters.
· Your Performance Calendar: Building an audience is critical to every artist, and a list of gigs and performances is a critical component of every press kit. The calendar should be revised and updated often.
· Stage Plot: For musicians playing at venues, festivals, or shows featuring more than one act, the stage plot gives the stage crew and sound engineer critical setup information about mics and inputs. Giving a venue access to these details prior to a gig can help a show run smoothly and avoid hassles the day of the performance.
· Photos of You and Your Band: Pictures also help to tell a musician's story in addition to the music. EPK photos may include headshots, band and promotional shots, CD cover art and liner graphics.
· Videos of Your Best Performances: Promotional videos give fans and prospective fans the opportunity to watch a live performance. They also provide reporters and other media outlets with shareable material to post.
· Your Press Coverage: An EPK also shows off press coverage including reviews and interviews along with endorsements from radio and television outlets.
· "If You Like:" Just like Amazon's "if you liked that book, try this one," a musician's "if you like" section in an EPK mentions other bands and artists that might be of interest to a like-minded audience. This is especially useful for venues seeking an opening act or for those that have cultivated an audience with specific tastes.
· Your One Sheet: An EPK's one sheet summarizes and distills its essential information into a single page; it's often used to promote the release of an album like a press release.
· Your Contact Information: A band dropped out of the Grammy's and Clive Davis is calling to ask you to perform tomorrow. Contact information that's front and center is an EPK essential. Clive only calls once!