If a record deal is what you want, your first stop should be The Unsigned Guide music directory which lists A&R contacts at major record companies & independent labels. Our Record Labels section has contacts for UK record labels that are open to hearing from unsigned bands & artists just like you! Search by all genres of music to ensure you target your demos correctly.
One sure-fire way to get your music out there is to release it yourself! Setting up your own record label is far from impossible, but some expert guidance is useful and that’s where taking a look at our Advice hub can prove worthwhile.
Browse through practical advice, reports, facts & figures provided by the likes of AIM (Association of Independent Music), BPI (British Phonographic Industry), Musicians’ Union and IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) that will provide invaluable information about funding a new label, investing in newly-signed artists, setting up contracts with artists, putting releases together and business models such as 360 degree deals.
Our listings contain all the necessary contact details for each Record Company, plus the A&R contacts you should direct demos to. There’s also info about how individual record labels prefer to receive demos, whether it’s uploading tracks or sending a CD in the post. Find out the styles of music each label specialises in and the artists & bands they currently have on their roster.
From booking gigs to sending demos to record labels or planning your own EP release. The Unsigned Guide contains over 8,500 contacts spanning 50 areas of the UK music industry. Filter contacts by genre, UK towns & cities and more.
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How do I get my songs on radio? What’s in a recording agreement? Where can I get funding? If you have big, important questions about the music industry then look no further than our archive of blogs, advice & reports.
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