What do I need to make a music demo submission to a record label?
You need a recording of a sample of your music or instrumental / vocal
performance. This could be a link to your music file or video website
such as SoundCloud, FaceBook, YouTube or personal website or it can be
a music file in an mp3 format or CD/DVD. 1 to 3 Songs is all that is
b) (Optional) a Photo if you have one, it does not have to be a professional photo.
Thats it! Submit this then wait for the record companies to contact you.
Can I submit a demo as a songwriter only?
you can submit a music demo with samples of songs or instrumentals you
have written for the purpose of being a songwriter only.
Can I submit a demo as a single instrument musician only?
for example if you only play Drums, Guitar, Piano etc, you can submit a
music demo sample recording or video of your individual instrumental
skills. Make sure you include a note with your demo that you are only
submitting a demo for the purpose of being used for your particular
Can I submit an audition video to record labels?
you can submit a video of a musical or vocal performance that best
shows your skill, like a link to a YouTube, Facebook, CD/DVD or other
Does my music demo have to be professionally recorded at a studio?
it does not have to be professionally recorded, it is only a "demo"
that is used to identify talent, however if you do happen to have a
professionally recorded demo you CAN us it.
Frequently Asked Questions - Getting record deals, other music business