Some people may tell your that music demos are over, but don't believe it. Sure, demos are associated with getting a record deal, but even if you don't want to sign with a label, a demo can still matter. Your demo can be used to attract management, get a gig, get an agent - any number of music biz activities that can further your career. To get your demo in top shape, check out the articles below.
Demos aren't ONLY for record label purposes - but labels are the target of many a demo. If you demo is ready to go and you're ready to start letting your favorite labels know what you've got up your sleeve, this article will help you narrow down your labels search and show off your demo in the best light.
2. Demo Don'ts
Speaking of showing off your demo in the best light, there are a lot of things you can do when you're putting together your demo and sending it out that will get the door slammed in your face right off the bat. Don't commit these deadly sins of demos if you want your music to get the chance it deserves.
3. Demo Dos
Now you know what NOT to do with your demo - now find out that things that make your demo scream "listen to me!" These demo dos will help your music rise to the top of the dreaded demo pile.
How do you choose songs for record demos? Just pick your favorites ones? Just send 'em all? Well, not so fast. There's an art to deciding which songs should make an appearance on your demo. Learn more about narrowing down your track listing.
PLEASE don't spend a lot of money on recording your demo. Learn more about why keeping your recording budget friendly makes sense when you're working on your demo.
You're positive that your favorite label will love your music, and you know exactly where to find label HQ. Can you skip the usual steps and go a'knockin' with your demo? It's almost always a bad idea, tempting though it may be. Find out more.