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Getting your music ready for release with advice from The Music Box!

This dropbox is for artists who are seeking production advice on their music or music/sound based productions. Using our experience we aim to help artists get their tracks ready for self release or for submission to labels or publishing companies.

The submission price includes feedback on tracks and we will answer specific questions based on our knowledge and experience.

Get your mix ready for release!

As part of this service we would listen to the tracks in an acoustically treated control room and check overall mix/master levels, balance and phase check as well as listening in mono/stereo through various monitoring systems. This would be the first stage, then we could give feedback based on specific questions and offer our critique on the mix and arrangement from an engineer/producer perspective.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Sean Ross Detailed Review Service

Detailed review and critique of any song submitted, as well as possibility to work with me on my personal projects (if your stuff is hot!).

I'm a producer/songwriter who's worked with Lil Wayne, YONAS, Logic, Brother Ali, Little Brother, Phil Ade, Dipset & Gunit members.

Is your band ready for the next step? Get developed by Jeff Blue.

Jeff was responsible for signing Macy Gray, Hoobastank, Daniel Powter, Linkin Park, and recently he found a band called w.e.r.m. on Music Xray and after working with them in his studio and doing some co-writing, Jeff got them signed to Universal Republic.

Similarly, Reed Waddle contacted Jeff via Music Xray and they are currently in the studio together and a major publishing deal is in the works. Another band, called Riot Child was signed to BMG Worldwide in late 2013 after getting their music to Jeff. Other Music Xray artists working with Jeff have had their songs placed in major TV shows and another artist is currently fielding several offers.

If Jeff selects your song, he will contact you regarding how he proceeds.
Song Critique from Billboard Magazine Critic/Contributor Chuck Taylor

Submit your song and I will provide you a professional critique, telling you straight what the good is and offering constructive criticism about how to improve your potential masterpiece. Each critique will be approx. 1,000 words. As a senior editor, reporter, columnist and single reviews critic at Billboard magazine in NYC for 14 years, I have reviewed music in every genre, from country, pop, rock and hip-hop to smooth jazz, dance, ambient, AC and soul. You will kindly submit a high-quality version of the song you would like critiqued (studio versions preferred over live) along with lyrics and band/artist bio. I will provide a constructive review focusing on the vocal, lyric, arrangement, instrumentation and whatever other particulars you ask me to listen for.

Creative Process and Career Coaching

I have many decades of experience in developing one's original voice. Both as an artist and as a coach to musicians and artists. In addition to 11 solo recordings I've worked with King Crimson, David Sylvian, Vernon Reid, Brian Eno, TOOL, Steven Wilson and Puscifer.

I can listen to your music through, both, your ears (to hear if you are reaching your musical aims) and my ears (to hear how the piece matches up with my experience as a player/producer.) I will give advice, opinions, critiques, commentaries, articulations and 'the works' about where you are heading.

Additionally I run my own record label (7d Media) and am a fully independent musician (recording, performing/touring, producing, licensing, composing and more.) All of my experience and advice is available to you.

Louise's sweet harmony vocal technique critique for the studio and live

Let's face it, many vocal coaches and singing teachers have little or no experience in the studio.

I am lucky in that I not only am a qualified sound engineer, but I spent 14 years gigging as a professional singer and I now work full time at Vibey Studios developing recording artists for recording and live performances.

In the course of my singing career I've learnt and developed many vocal techniques and can now offer this insight through the Music Xray portal !

Singing in the studio you need a different set of skills from singing live, I have a wealth of experience helping singers achieve their potential

Songs Critiques to help you Pitch to the Country Market

We are a publishing company critiquing songs to help you get them ready to pitch for the country market.

Social Media Help For Independent Music Artists

Talk to Mike directly about your social media platforms. Mike will help you put a plan together, what not to do and how to best utilize the platforms and attack the fan base you are targeting.

Mike Trampe is a social media marketing expert and has been working full-time with social media for 7 years. Mike is responsible for the world's largest Hip Hop website's social media, www.hiphopdx.com. Mike has created a unique social media platform for HipHopDX and is responsible for starting the brands social media programs and getting them to the point they are at today. Over 240K Followers & Verified on Twitter, Over 315K Fans on Facebook and around 13K Followers on Instagram. Mike also helps numerous outside brands with social media advice and plans.

Detailed Song Critique

I will provide you with a detailed song critique and advice as to how you can improve your song for radio play/mass appeal. As an artist who has recent commercial FM radio play and as owner/CEO of Concesco Production, I understand what it takes to connect with a wide audience.

Artist Development

Are you constantly getting knocked back? Want to have more success in the music industry? ... then look no further - we will review your current offering and give you honest detailed critique. Please ensure in the submission you include links to your social media sites, official website, audio and video and publicity photo's and then leave the rest to us - working with some of the UK and Europe's biggest artists we understand what promoters, record labels and events are looking for.

Promoter's perspective with songwriting, live & production feedback

As a live promoter who has been a music journalist and taken keen interest in all genres all my life, I can tell a strong song and distinguish that from production to help you achieve a definitive production for that song. As a theatre critic in 1998-2000 for a London newspaper group, I break down feedback into: songwriting production performance As a journalist, radio presenter, PR person with much stuff published, and music promoter (10 years various London venues) I can help suggest ways to present new artists to producers, DJs, A&R and fans.

Detailed conversation about your career & songs - emphasis on synch placements

Please submit your best song for a detailed conversation about your career and songs, with an emphasis on synch placement. I am Senior Creative Director and Music Supervisor for Mighty Generation Music, a boutique music publishing and licensing company based out of West Hollywood. I work on a daily basis with television networks, advertising agencies, filmmakers and marketing directors to assist them in finding, securing and/or producing the appropriate music for their projects. I've licensed or created music for hundreds of programs, including Grey's Anatomy, True Blood, Dexter, Private Practice, Breaking Bad, Californication, Sons of Anarchy, The D Monster, Big Breakin', and many many more.

How To Grow Your Social Media Audience and Keep Them Engaged It's not easy to grow your social media audience and keep your fans engaged, so that when you have your BIG announcement, there actually are people paying attention. There is a right way and a wrong way to handle Social Media Marketing for businesses of all types - including your music. We provide Social Media Marketing management and consultation for our clients.
Critiques & Advices from Producer/Engineer/Manager Dick Hodgin

Please submit your best for to Dick Hodgin AKA "The Dream Assassin" for sharp, honest feedback. Dick has a reputation for sharp, HONEST, no punches pulled advice and counsel which has earned him “Dream Assassin” nickname. He has produced, engineered, and/or managed such artists as: The Accelerators Cravin' Melon Johnny Quest Lynyrd Skynyrd Big Daddy Kane Troop 41 J. Cole Jason Michael Carroll Erykah Badu Hootie and The Blowfish Flat Duo Jets Bad Checks Corrosion Of Conformity Far Too Jones Faith Collapsing Confessor Clay Aiken The Ultraviolets and many, many more

Get Hot Critique and Insider Songwriting Tips from Real Industry - Sheena Metal

Hi! This is Sheena, and I want to hear YOU! Let me take my 18 years of working professionally in Los Angeles with major and indie labels alike as a producer, music supervisor, and live music promotions director across many genres, and help YOU avoid some nasty pitfalls in songwriting that can get the best of ideas over-looked! You know you're a genius -- let's make sure everyone else knows it, too. I can't wait to hear what you have to offer the world!

Song Critiques and Production advice from award winning artist developer / writer / producer / programer James Sanger

James has been involved in the early stages the careers of 'Dido', 'Keane' ,'Siobhan Donaghy', 'Melanie C' and many others...as a programmer, artist developer, writer or producer. His work having won 3 Brit awards, ( 2 of for best new album) and many Grammys. James's extensive client list includes: ‘U2’, ‘Madonna,’ ‘Dido,’ ‘Phil Collins’, ‘Manic Street Preachers’, ‘Kylie Minogue,’ 'Melanie C', ‘Brian Eno’, ‘Keane’, 'Sinead O'Connor', 'Bryan Ferry', 'Alex James from Blur',' Pet Shop Boys', 'Annie Lennox', 'The Cure', 'Boy George', 'Siobhan Donaghy', 'Lene Marlin', 'Jimmy Somerville', 'The Cardigans', 'Mumiy Troll', 'Bryan Ferry', 'Faithless', 'A1',' Jack Savoretti', 'Suede', 'The Appletons', 'Atomic Kitten', 'Cooper Temple Clause' and many more. James started his musical career as artist and programmer, his sounds and creative programming quickly made an impression with other producers and artists... A search on 'Discogs.com' would show you the sound and style he helped create... http://www.discogs.com/sell/list?q=james+sanger&ev=sr

Get a professional song critique from Steve Tramposch, Platinum A&R, Manager, & Producer
Services are led by Launchpad's founder Steve Tramposch, whose 17+ years industry experience features a number of successful titles as an Manager, Producer, and Senior A&R executive for several of the world’s leading music companies, including Capitol, Virgin, Elektra, Eleven Seven, Billboard and more, where he’s been instrumental in the early discovery of numerous artists signed across multiple genres that would later result in the worldwide sale of tens of millions of albums. Steve has been privileged to work with some of the biggest artists, labels and executives in the music industry.
Seeking New Talent: Grammy-Winning Producer Jeff Bova(Feedback Provided)
I am seeking great new talent to develop and produce. Submit your song to me for consideration. I will listen to everything submitted to me. In addition I will provide constructive feedback. If you want a detailed professional interaction or want to submit only please see the other submission options.
Feedback for performers in every genre!
I speak on hundreds of panels in the last few years. I have booked thousands of bands for events, shows and festivals, especially SXSW. I am a writer and owned my own national music magazine. I manage bands and research music everyday. I also sit in on many panels constantly educating myself on whats working, not working and what performers need to advance in their music and also connect with fans.
Get the Right Advice to Advance Your Music
Whether your song could use some tweaks and adjusting or a full-on renovation, Stacks of Wax will give you the guidance and direction to achieve your desired sound. Send us your music and we’ll provide a game plan detailing ways to enhance its hit potential.