Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Monday, March 10, 2008

... will forever be the day that I actually mailed out my first demos! Nine CDs went out today, on their way to:
  • Carpark Records (Washington, D.C.)
  • Domino Records (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Hefty Records (Chicago, IL)
  • Ninja Tune (London, UK)
  • Planet Mu (London, UK)
  • XL Recordings (London, UK)
  • Peacefrog Ltd (London, UK)
  • Skam Records (Manchester, UK)
  • Morr Music (Berlin, Germany)

I sent nine as that was the number of bubble envelopes I had on hand- I've got five more printed CDs here, so I'll be sending out at least that many more. Does anyone have any additional label suggestions? I came up with this initial list by discoging (not a verb yet, but I'm working on making it one) some of the artists whose work is at least vaguely similar to mine and seeing where they'd published their work. Surprising (and a little disheartening) how many labels are specifically not accepting unsolicited demos due to the overwhelming number they've already received- this might be a longer shot than even I expected. But at least I finally did it!

Photographic evidence of the event:

Way to go, me.


Sowmya said...

Awesome! Good luck.

(and I) said...

Yea, man, good luck. I just handed out 24 demos to randoms/artists/labels at SXSW. I don't expect to hear anything though.