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Postby crosfire » Wed Jan 24, 2007 5:51 am

Know any idm, hardcore, ambient , chiptune records that accept demos?
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Postby SeanCandy » Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:28 am

Some labels you may want to check out.

http://www.planet-mu.com
http://www.addictrecords.com
http://www.sublightrecords.com
http://www.zodrecords.com
http://www.seedrecords.co.uk
http://www.hymen-records.com

This should give you a good start.

I believe they all accept demos.

Good luck!

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Postby crosfire » Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:36 pm

Thanks!
Those are the fanciest idm labels around, I don't think that i can concure with
Venetian Snares and stuff.

What is the minimum of tracks on a demo cd? 4?
They say that you must send an finished track. Does it have to be mastered, and
postproducted (I have poor speakers [I mean 1 speaker :P] so messing with advanced
panning, and frequencies/compressors stuff wouldn't do any good).

Did you send your demo, do you know someone who did?
What was the answer?
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Postby groovyone » Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:35 am

Chiptunes eh?

Send them to Timberland :)
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Postby crosfire » Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:04 pm

I don't think that he would like my chiptunes :P
But who knows, maybe next album of Nelly Furtado should be
glitch core for teenagers?
Beside he stole also my work :P ;)
But I don't care I can make 10 tracks a week. So the thing that some furtado-ducer
mekes som bucks doesn't make me sad.
Chiptune artists also aren't saint (there is 10001 chiptune track that are only remakes of pop songs), but who saw a chiptuner with a limo?
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Postby organic io » Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:14 pm

nelly furtado's first album was great... and then she started to suck :(
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Postby crosfire » Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:53 am

dj io wrote: nelly furtado's first album was great... and then she started to suck Sad

I liked her when she was releasing under the Diamanda Galas pseudonym :P
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furtado & timberlake :
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Postby SeanCandy » Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:16 am

Crosfire,

All of these labels prefer finished work on CDR. No mp3s or website links.

I think persistance is the key. Get on their message boards if they have one. Also, these labels have a big MySpace presence. Not sure if you are against myspace or not, but it is a good place to network with loads of other electronic artists.

I have sent some stuff out.

Got some a couple tracks on comps on some smaller labels.

I am working on some new stuff to send out in the future.
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Postby crosfire » Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:49 pm

Myspace is somekind of a public toilet!! Ok maybe not but i just can't stand what happens in the "posts" area.

I saw that you have zebox, and decided that i will start one myself:Anoidor

Send me some links to those little labels.
I dont realy want to be a idm-tell_me_what_to_do-star. I want to find a little label for releasing my stuff in a blog way (but with the real vinyl). It would be nice to get some cash for new speakers, or maybe turntables, 303's,808's , and few copies of the record for friends-thats all!
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Postby organic io » Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:13 pm

i agree 100% about myspace. it's a cesspool
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Postby SeanCandy » Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:17 pm

crosfire,

perhaps check out Wrong Music.
http://www.wrongmusic.com

It is a small label based out of the UK.

It is run by Shitmat (a.k.a Henry Collins)

They seem like nice enough people and release small batches of vinyl.

DJ Scotch Egg is their resident chiptune artist composing his music with a Gameboy.

Check out their site and see what you think.
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Postby overthruster » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:08 pm

the only one of those labels that has signed someone from a demo was planet mu signing deemage, and that was just because they were his friend and because of the cover art on his demo.

i would reccomend illphabetik.com, its a nice breakcore netlabel, i think sending demos is sort of a waste of time nowadays, besides really new labels with like one or two releases out, but i think its too much of a pain in the ass to court a label and sit on their message board all day and suck up to them blah blah blah

i dont think zod is even doing releases any more, and what i would reccomend is finding some good breakcore/idm netlabels and play alot of shows and eventually one of them will find you and ask you... try to get shows with people that are already signed etc...

my friend calum just got a release on sublight (vsnres, richard devine, etc) and he did a number of netlabel releases and just played a lot of shows, eventually i think bong ra or somebody heard his tracks and sent em along to the dude running shit @ sublight and i guess he is having a release on kriss records as well (bong ra's label)

so thats what i would reccomend, just play alot of shows and make friends with the other dumb breakcore/idm kids touring around, i know (irl) some kids on zhark that fucking suck ass but just sucked up to stupid hecate so now they have like three crappy releases on there, but whatever

my two cents :P
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Postby overthruster » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:12 pm

oh, and with vinyl, i would just save up a little money and get it pressed yourself, but make sure you arent using any samples that you dont have rights to, because you can run into trouble at pressing plants...

i would do the sleeves and cover art all yourself, maybe send it off to a cheap print shop, whatever, and then just sell the vinyls at shows, messing with labels isnt a way to make money, imo, its just an association with the name of the label and the other folks on the label, few people (especially making idm/etc) make any sort of real money off of that crap, most of the big names have all sort of sponsors and shit and "real jobs" doing tech stuff etc
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Postby organic io » Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:24 am

yeh i have a friend who's on sublight as well and he works a dayjob doing customer service
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Postby crosfire » Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:08 am

overtruster wrote:oh, and with vinyl, i would just save up a little money and get it pressed yourself, but make sure you arent using any samples that you dont have rights to, because you can run into trouble at pressing plants...


If only the presing process werent so complicated i could make my own label. Pressing about 10 copies of every ep, and sell them thru net/mail. If the copies end, then press new.
But pressing small numbers of is pointles.

example prices
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