Songtek Publishing, Inc. (BMI)(ASCAP), is open to reviewing new artists and bands. We are always looking for GREAT talent. If you think you have what it takes, we want to hear it. We have an open door policy with most major labels in town including Arista, Sony, Epic, Polygram, Curb and others. Read on to find out how.
Using our personal contacts, if you have what it takes, we can guide you in the right direction and help you accomplish your goals. You can submit your package directly to our us. However, you MUST have an authorization code prior to sending material. Unsolicited material will always be trashed. But if you're interested, please read on.
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We are VERY VERY VERY picky, reason is we do not charge for any of our services. Period. Artists must be capable of covering their own expenses, and will need to do some artist demos (we don't do demos or anything else that costs an artist money), GREAT GREAT songs are a must - they can be found later. We do not find investors or use them, we do not believe an artist ever needs to spend a lot of money, you can buy a deal in this town, but you can not buy success. Until we have one or two majors interested, an artist should only need to cover expenses (although they can ad up). The most we expect is a 1st class package, the right songs (which we help with), talent, honesty, and most important business savvy.
STROKING YOUR EGO:
The artist also needs to be aware that the road is hard, rough, and more often a dead end than not, even for the perfect candidate. Wasting money is the biggest pastime in Nashville.
We do NOT believe the Goal of an artist should be to get a record deal. It should only be considered as another step to the real goal - acceptance by the fans. Record deals are not for celebration, in fact, they are more often the beginning of the end. Artists who just enjoy music and fans, have the right idea. Artists searching for a record deal usually fail - even if they get the deal. There will be a lot of hard work ahead, and most of it is yours. Be prepared for a two to four year trek to a label and then another two to four years to the fans and real success.
If this is not what you want or expected to hear, and you need a deal next week, then Shoney's on Music Row is a good place to hear the guarantees of success. While Shoney's is a great place to eat, you want to make sure YOU don't get eaten. Anyone with a little change in their pocket can "get a deal". Sometimes it takes two weeks!
WHAT TO SEND:
We require several things:
1. A complete package (photos, bio, PR material, performance history (should be 3 to 5 years min), has opened for which major acts, age 18 to 25 greatly preferred, serious, 3 to 4 good demos, video (extremely helpful), airplay history, etc.)
Your authorization number MUST be on the outside of the envelope.
Normally we do NOT critique simply because of cost and time constraints. We do look at all packages carefully, but we select only three to five acts to work with at a time. We do sometimes offer a critique if we feel you are real close or we would like to hear more from the you.
HOW TO SEND:
To get an authorization code, fill out the Submission/Feedback Form by clicking here or below.
And please be patient, it can take as long as 30-45 days after we receive your materials before we get back to you. Actually the longer the better, as if we like something we will pass it around the office for other opinions! If you do not hear within 60 days, it means we decided to pass.
HELPFUL TIPS & ANSWERS:
Please forgive us if you are already familiar with the business side of Nashville. We really do not intend to be demeaning to anyone, but many who contact us do not know, and have usually asked the same questions over and over, below we attempt to answer the most common questions. If you have additional questions, feel free to use our Submission/Feedback Form at the bottom of any page. We answer as many as we can.
We just can not call everyone back, wish we could. So use our Email! email@example.com
WE'LL CALL YOU:
If we like what we hear we will contact you, usually on a Friday. If we feel you are getting close, we may offer a critique to get you a little further. No charge, just trying to help. If you are not close, you will probably not hear back, sorry but getting ready and preparing a basic package are up to you.
WHAT DO WE CHARGE?
Nothing! But we will take a fair chunk out of your success if, and only if, it happens. We have friends, not contacts, who make the decisions on new artists for several major labels. They trust our judgment because of the way we work, and they know any artist we take to them will not disappoint them.
Songtek Publishing, Inc. (BMI)
SongTrek Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP)
1811 N. Dixie Hwy
Suite 104 - PMB 110
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Phone: (270) 996-9136
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