This guide is primarly for artists without much experience in the music business. With this guide we want to make sure, you know what the requirements for a successful submission are and what’s happening after a successful submission.
Mastered or unmastered?
Some labels accept only already premastered songs strictly. Premastering is what most of the musicians today call mastering. Mastering in fact does describe the creation of a master – like a CD which is ready to get pressed in a factory. In fact it’s premastering what we sometimes simply call mastering – the process of loudness gain, perfectioning the stereo image and polish the sound so it’s sounds adequate on every audio environment: From radio over boomboxes to HiFi speakers and clubs. Club G Music accepts mastered demo submissions only.
Where to upload your demo?
Upload the wave file (16bit or better) to a free host website such as: onedrive, google drive, dropbox…. and send us unclocked link to download. Or upload the wave file to Soundcloud and set it private, disable download to make sure nobody steals your music. Your music is now only available to listen by people who get the private link to this file – and even those cannot download it as long as you keep it private.
Submit the demo!
Write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or/and drop it on the contact form below – make sure to include:
– Download link (private)
– Your short english bio
– Your contact details
Please bear in mind that your submission will not receive any feedback so far if you are sending your submission to too many labels at once.
How long should I wait for an answer?
Club G Music trying to give you a response within 3 days – if you’re not having an answer from us after 7 days, you should send us an email again – it’s possible that we didn’t receive your submission – probably it got filtered by our spam filters for any reasons. If we’re not interested in our music due to quality issues, we will try to tell you exactly what’s the reason as long as we’re having enough time to spend. At least you will get a message saying that we are not intrested in releasing your submission.
You’ve been successful. You can expect a personal contact from us and an email containing some more information about the label and how we work – together with a list of files & informations we need from you. After giving us these information we will send out a contract. After signing that contract we will start planning the release and the corresponding promotion.
I signed the contract: What now?
Your work for the moment is done. We will now schedule the release, reseach remixers if they are interested in remix your original version and when everything is done, we will start the promo sendout to our mailing list. Usually the promotional sendout is done at least 1 month before the release date – even better up to 2 months before the release, as we use the feedbacks from renowned artists and especially the support from them for the marketing on the retails. We will always keep you up to date about the important parts of the release process.
Where will my releases be available?
We’re approved by almost all available aggregators & shops – only a few not fitting niche shops are missing. We ensure release on Beatport, Trackitdown, Junodownload, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and many more. Depending on your release we may set an exclusive release period like 2-4 weeks exclusivity on Beatport or other stores – to focus on that shop for the first 2-4 weeks. Your release will be then available on all other shops after that exclusive period ended.
If you still have questions regarding the whole process, feel free to send us an email: email@example.com
We’re looking forward to your submission!