sending demos - IT WORKS!! - got my first record deal

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sending demos - IT WORKS!! - got my first record deal

Post by minimal » Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:45 am

hi guys,

I was really convinced that sending demo was useless, I always thought that you have to know the guys, maybe get some connections, just sending demo doesn't quite make it.
Your e-mail/CD/whatever just ends up in the pile and that's it.
Anyway, I sent some demos on monday and got some answer like "we like the tracks but they doesn't fit on our label" so I realized I just need to catch the right label and the deal is done.
And so it has been!
A label came back to me asking me if I would like to release my tracks with them, which I obviously accepted.
I won't tell the name of the label yet since we only had a first contact like "OK we do the record with your tracks" but haven't met yet to discuss details, but it's definitevely gonna happen,it will be a not too small label based here in zurich.
So in few months I'll be releasing a record, my first record deal.
I'm really excited, just wanted to share my joy with you.
When the record will be availabe I'll post links.

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Post by Tarekith » Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:58 am

Congrats, that how it was for my first signing too. It was on a local label for you too, Ritmic Records.

Although, out of the 800+ demos I've sent out over the years, that was the only time it actually worked ;)

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Post by peeddrroo » Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:59 am

hey! that's great!!!
i can imagine you jumping all around in excitment. congrats!!!

and yes, sending demos works. and i guess it might even work better now since more ppl rely only on myspace to do the work. so A&Rs at labels must receive less demos than before....

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Post by minimal » Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:40 pm

Tarekith wrote:Congrats, that how it was for my first signing too. It was on a local label for you too, Ritmic Records.

Although, out of the 800+ demos I've sent out over the years, that was the only time it actually worked ;)
so, should I shame myself for being the lucky bastard who sends 10 (!) demoes and the day after has already a reply, which is positive? :oops:

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Post by nobbystylus » Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:43 pm

congrats minimal... how come you never sent us any demos at u-freqs? and we've met!! :lol:
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Post by 4am » Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:45 pm

no shame! congrats minimal!

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Post by minimal » Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:42 pm

nobbystylus wrote:congrats minimal... how come you never sent us any demos at u-freqs? and we've met!! :lol:
we even almost met a couple of weeks ago when you have been doing studio sessions with cosili, I was hanging with him early that day.
Unfortunately I had no time to wait for you, next time you'll be in zurich I'll pop in.
I didn't sent demo to you because... I forgot about you.... :oops: :oops: I mean I forgot you have a label... feeling stupid right now.

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Post by djfm » Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:53 pm

Well done my friend!. Its a nice feeling. Hope it all goes well.
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Post by djfm » Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:54 pm

Well done my friend!. Its a nice feeling. Hope it all goes well.
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Post by NorthernMonkey » Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:59 pm

Well done mate, hope you put out some good tunes (as long as it's not trance).
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Post by jedeye » Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:23 pm

well done mate, happy 4 ya! Same thing happened to me last year so i know the feeling well. It stays with you and is a confidence boost like no other" :D good luck!
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Post by nobbystylus » Fri Mar 16, 2007 5:31 pm

yes we had a few late starts in Zurich due to the madness of the weekend...

good luck with the tracks.. i'd like a listen anyway..
minimal wrote:
nobbystylus wrote:congrats minimal... how come you never sent us any demos at u-freqs? and we've met!! :lol:
we even almost met a couple of weeks ago when you have been doing studio sessions with cosili, I was hanging with him early that day.
Unfortunately I had no time to wait for you, next time you'll be in zurich I'll pop in.
I didn't sent demo to you because... I forgot about you.... :oops: :oops: I mean I forgot you have a label... feeling stupid right now.
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Post by b0unce » Fri Mar 16, 2007 5:39 pm

big up minimal
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Congrats! Tell us when we can buy a copy of your CD!

Post by eganglion » Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:04 pm

Congratulations minimal.

By all means please tell us when the CD is available so we can buy a copy and support our own!

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Post by nebulae » Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:07 pm

Congrats dude! It's always great when someone gets signed. Do your best to protect your interests. We all wish you much luck ahead.
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