We receive coutless emails and demos to Bieler Bros. everyday, here’s 5 things you can do to increase your chances of getting your music listened to by an A&R rep:
1) Be sincere and personal! Don’t email your demo and CC every A&R person in the book, this is a surefire way to get your email deleted. Make your email more personal, maybe reference some other artists on the label that the A&R person has worked with that you’re a fan of.
2). Ask for permission to send them some music. This is a nice touch, sets you up for a little dialog and increases your chances of getting some feedback.
3). Use links NOT attachments, labels get tons of emails and don’t like to have their inbox tied up with your 25mb cover version of Night Ranger’s “Sister Christian”
4). Know the genre of the label you’re sending to, don’t send your Hip-Hop track to a Death Metal label for consideration.
5). Send a quick introduction and link to your best song. No one has time to read your band’s biography and copies of all the rave reviews you received on “Festering Boil.com”. Too much info makes it hard to dig through and scares people away, be brief and focused. If someone responds you’ll have plenty of time to fill in the blanks but initially it’s all based on the song.
- Aaron Bieler