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Up to ten songwriters will be selected to join Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox in Jermaine's studio in Atlanta for a 24 hour writing session.
Selected writers will be asked to come to Atlanta on a date-to-be-determined before the end of March 2015 where they will go into Southside Studio to write alongside these two writing and production powerhouses.
Submitters should bring their A game and submit their very best material. The duo is seeking writers capable of writing for the likes of Beyoncé, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, or Sam Smith.
A&R manager Serge Durand says, "I want to stress the fact that the potential writers have to come with it. The bar is set very high. These are guys who have won Grammy's and dozens of awards, so mediocre won't cut it."
For your reference, beginning with breakout success in 1992 upon the discovery of teenage rappers Kris Kross, Jermaine Dupri became one of the most consistent and all-persuasive producers of the 1990s, producing practically the entire careers of many artists on his label, So So Def Recordings (including platinum entries like Xscape and Da Brat as well as Kris Kross). In addition, Dupri provided a steady hand to many of the most high-profile R&B albums of the decade, such as TLC's CrazySexyCool (ten times platinum) and Mariah Carey's Daydream (eight times platinum).
Bryan-Michael Cox is a multiple Grammy Award-winning American songwriter and record producer, notable for his extensive work with multiple platinum-selling artists including Usher, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, and Toni Braxton.
Music Submissions for Sire Records - Sire Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group and distributed through Warner Bros. Records.
Current roster includes: Against Me, Blu, Eisley, Evan Taubenfeld, Fountains of Wayne, Foxy Shazam, HIM, Jack's Mannequin, LIGHTS, Meg & Dia, Never Shout Never, Regina Spektor, Tegan and Sara, The Maine, The Spill Canvas, The Veronicas
Unpublished Songwriters and Producers the time has come. If you have Placed Songs or Production with Major Artist, TV, Films, etc and don't have a PUBLISHING DEAL... Then Submit here. We are offering Publishing Deals to YOU!!!!! Submit directly to me and I will review it to the Board for consideration. This can be something that can CHANGE YOUR LIFE.. Please submit your Best work... Make sure your material is presented in the best quality possible.. TAKE YOUR TIME... Look forward to hearing the submissions. Good Luck
Who's Harris Entertainment is looking for new clients to Manage. We are looking for Top Line writers and Producers for our direct opportunities.
Our affiliations with Major Record Labels and Publishing companies has primed us to add talent to our roster that we can develop and grow.
We are not looking for the same old same, we are looking for innovative, pioneering sounds and concepts. We want the Best of the Best!!! Only submit music you own please. All genres excepted.
- Livio Harris / VP A&R - Nottinghill Music Publishing/Who's Harris Entertainment
Bridget Kelly, who attends her own account here on Music Xray, is seeking great R&B songs and tracks for her forthcoming album, All Or Nothing. Instrumentals are a plus.
Please submit your best work along with your personal message to her here on Music Xray. Bridget will listen and respond to every submission and if she loves what she hears, she'll be in touch.
She's looking forward to hearing what the Music Xray community has to offer.
Tono Miakoda and W Music Group are seeking amazing artists, songwriters and producers to manage and develop. They are always looking for the next superstar, and are using Music Xray for scouting new talent.
So whether you're an artist, band, songwriter, or producer and interested in management and development, please submit your best track(s) for consideration. If we like what we hear, and feel that you're a good fit, we will contact you after reviewing your submission with more details.
Tono Miakoda is an artist manager and entertainment consultant who has worked with some of the world's top music superstars, such as Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Destiny's Child, Jessica Simpson, and Bonnie Rait. The majority of these projects have surpassed the "Gold" (500,000) and Platinum" (1,000,000) sales levels and earned industry recognition through Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, MTV Music Awards, and Soul Train Music Awards. He has also has managing relationships with Sony Music, Universal, BMG, Columbia Records, Interscope, J Records and many more.
-Tono Miakoda / VP of Artist Management - W Music Group
Tommy Boy is seeking producers and artists who produce their own music and videos and are on the rise. We are specifically interested in listening to finished demos from currently active Hip Hop, Dance and Reggae artists.
Please submit your best material here we will be eager to listen and respond.
We can't wait to hear your best material and look forward to interacting with you if we love what we hear.
Please specify in your cover note to us if you are submitting as a songwriter, a producer, or a performing artist.
We are helping the music supervisor of a television show with an ongoing search.
In the show there is a local bar that the main characters frequent. It’s an upscale place that plays everything from Jazz to Indie Rock to Blues to Pop depending on the night/scene. So we’re looking for songs to pitch to them.
We are open to instrumentals but a majority of the chosen tracks will be vocals.
Everything should be modern sounding and if there are lyrics, nothing too obtrusive as there will usually be dialogue on top of the music (i.e. it will be a background use)
They have budgeted $2k-$5k all-in for the spots.
If you are selected, you'll be offered a non-exclusive publishing agreement & you will be pitched to this show.
Please send your BEST!
Mach 1 Music is currently looking for talented, multi-genre Producers, Composers and Songwriters that have music licensing/placements as their main career focus. We have opportunities ranging from television underscore to featured advertising spots. Please submit your best track(s) for consideration.
FM, VP of Licensing and Creative Affairs, has been responsible for more than 4,000 individual music placements on over 145 different television series/shows and films… and is still going strong!
White Knight Music Group (BMI) and Pulse Records USA are pitching select artists to editors who are working on this season's NBA edits. Music will be used during the games, on highlight reels, pre/post game bumps, intro and outro clips, game trailers, and many other placements across NBA outlets. These placements air on National TV and dedicated online basketball sites.
Weekly highlight reels historically feature unique, high-energy music to enhance the commentary and visual action of game recaps. Editors edit multiple promos each week, for each game. Get your music heard by millions of sports fans who tune in each week for NBA action.
See an example of a previous Pulse Records music placement on YouTube HERE
Hard Rock, Metal, Alternative, Indie, Pop, Hip-Hop/Rap, EDM, Dubstep/House, Orchestral, Instrumental, cinematic scores, cues and all applicable high-energy music accepted.
Need Female Pop Song - Immediate Need!
At this time the director is gravitating towards girl power rock/pop (with a bit of sass) in the realm of 150 BPM.
No inappropriate words or content!
Stewart's music supervision credits in over thirty films include Academy Award-winning Hustle & Flow (Oscar for Best Original Song), Four Brothers, 2 Fast 2 Furious and Poetic Justice.
-Paul Stewart / Atom Factory
Def Jam Recordings is on the lookout for new talent.
If you think you belong on our US roster, which you can see here: www.defjam.com/artists and you have what it takes to make it in today's hyper competitive music environment, we want to hear what you have before you submit it anywhere else!
Def Jam is home to some of today's music greats and if you belong among them we want to be the first to know.
As an A&R for one of the majors I am always looking for the next great artist for our roster. With the 1st quarter right here, this is the perfect time for me to bring in talent for consideration.
By no means am I saying that if I choose you that you have a deal. I am saying that if I choose you I will then reach out to you and discuss moving forward. As well as present your music in our A&R meetings for consideration.
I am looking for Pop & Urban acts. I am looking for the total package here, creativity, marketability, and originality.
Artist must not be under contract with any other labels or publishing entity, management is okay.
- Yaasiel "Success" Davis / Director of A&R - Atlantic Records
Roc Nation is seeking new talent for management consideration.
American entertainment company founded and owned by JAY Z. The company has offices in New York, Los Angeles and London.
Founded in 2008, Roc Nation is a full-service entertainment company, inclusive of artist, songwriter, producer and engineer management; music publishing; touring & merchandising; film & television; new business ventures; and a music label. It is home to a diverse roster comprised of critically acclaimed recording artists, writers and producers including Rihanna, Shakira, J. Cole, Rita Ora, Calvin Harris, NO ID, Timbaland, Santigold, DJ Mustard and more. Roc Nation has a partnership with global management company, Three Six Zero.
Atlantic Records has a great history of promoting and breaking urban acts. If you have what it takes to be next, we can't wait to hear it.
We always listen and respond here and we can't wait to hear what Music Xray helps us discover next.
Let's get it!
Have your song critiqued and receive advice from legendary hip-hop journalist, writer, TV personality and media exec Kim Osorio.
Submit your best track(s) for review and let Kim know in the submission message what you're looking to do with the particular song and your career.
Kim is looking forward to hearing what the Music Xray community has and helping artists with their careers.
Submissions only accepted via Music Xray. Please do not contact the MIP outside of this platform
We're looking to build a team of only the best songwriters and producers in the business. Being that we have an amazing versatile roster that is always growing, we need to keep the hits coming.
For the songwriters, we don't want to put you in a box just as long as you are submitting HEAT. We are listening for concepts, melodies that we can use for our signed artists, hooks etc.
Producers, just make sure that your tracks go hard, are clear and mixed properly, and ready to be presented.
We listen to everything. There isn't a limit to how many we will sign, so make sure you submit only your best. For all that are selected, you will be contacted directly. We have our eyes and ears open. Don't sleep on this for it can and will change your life. Join us!
- Jason "Polo" Carbonell / A&R Def Jam Recordings
Calling all Songwriters and Producers:
I'm looking to sign only the best writers and producers in the game. Given our roster of artists, we need to always keep fresh records coming. I'm looking to build a machine that can not be stopped. I don't care about the genre of records... just send me HEAT!! There is no limit of signees, I will select as many as I need to. Being a part of this can and will change your life forever. So if you feel you have what it takes, show me what you got. I'm listening.
- Success / Director of A&R - Atlantic Records
Elektra Records is on the lookout for exceptional emerging talent.
In addition to putting out the soundtracks for HBO's Boardwalk Empire and True Blood, our roster is made up of acts such as Fences, Charlotte Gansbourg, Fitz and the Tantrums, and others you can see here: www.elektra.com/artists
If you think you have what it takes, please send us your best material via Music Xray. We look forward to giving it a listen and to getting you a response. Here's to hoping we love what we hear!