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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.
Icon Music Group is accepting submissions for label consideration.
Icon Music Group is a artist development media company headed by Grammy nominated multi-platinum producer Teddy Bishop based out of Atlanta and Los Angeles. We are developing new talent with investment backing. We immediately want to sign 5 acts ranging from R&B, Hip Hop, Pop, Dance, etc.
There was a time when record labels committed themselves more seriously to developing the careers of their recording artists. Today, it is much harder to find a record label committed to this goal. This is where I.M.G. steps in to help facilitate and turn acts into label ready stars.
If you feel that you have what is take then submit your best music and we wish you good fortune.
Teddy Bishop: Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter contributed to over 40 million units sold worldwide.
James Sanger is looking for solo artist or bands to develop into the 'next big thing' at his residential recording studio complex. Must have fantastic singing ability, songs and the right attitude.
James's credits include: Keane, Manic Street Preachers, Kylie Minogue, Dido, Madonna, Phil Collins, The Cure, Brian Eno, Bryan Ferry, Roxy Music, Sinead O'Conner, Roxy Music, The Pet Shop Boys, Annie Lennox etc.
As a relatively new label in Los Angeles, we are actively seeking to expand our roster. What we are looking for is excellent music, from great people, who are interested in developing a long-term career opportunity.
With partnerships through Universal’s Caroline distribution (North America) and Kontor (International), Harbour provides independent and established artists alike a full-service platform to release music digitally and physically and to promote their music to audiences worldwide.
Harbour Records was established in 2012 by the artist management team of Chris Hardin and Brendan Bourke. With a combined experience of over 50 years, the two have modeled Harbour’s roots after Island Records and honed their crafts as alumni from Island, Chrysalis, Palm Pictures and Radioactive Records. This rich heritage has allowed Chris and Brendan to manage and guide the careers of platinum-selling artists Live & Ed Kowalczyk, Lou Gramm, Sweet, Leigh Nash (of Sixpence None the Richer), Billy Idol, The Ramones, and Jane’s Addiction.
As a relatively new label in the UK, we have already made a significant 6 figure investment in our artists, and we are actively seeking to expand our roster.
We PASSIONATELY believe in music being the most important factor in our A&R policy, and we are NOT genre specific. What we are looking for is great music, from great people who are interested in developing a long term collaborative career opportunity.
We are all about making an investment, and developing an act from the ground up - sustainability is the key for us, and we want to actively work with like-minded artists.
We have distribution via Universal in every major territory, and work closely with various partners in the USA and Europe.
We retain the best press and radio people and have great relationships with agents in the UK, US and Europe.
Artistry Worldwide is a new media company headed by Max Gousse based out of Los Angeles with a hub in emerging markets such as Toronto, Dubai, London, and Seoul. The mission for Artistry Worldwide is quite simple: to become the number one brand in developing new talent in media worldwide.
Our approach is ‘Artistry first,’ and we stand behind the statement: “Works of art make rules. Rules do not make works of art” With a great team and established relationships across the world, we look forward to being the fastest growing media company for emerging media Worldwide.
Max Grousse: Responsible for Grammy-Award winner "Single Ladies" 2009's Song of The Year and Produced Grammy-Award winning albums "B-Day" & "I Am Sasha Fierce" A&R'd #1 Song "Irreplaceable". Over 40 million units sold world-wide.
Dollaz Unlimited is a full service management company headed by VH1 Love and Hip Hops Rich Dollaz formerly of Bad Boy Records. We currently manage the careers of R&B singer Olivia and Model Erica Mena.
We are looking for Producers, Writers, as well as artist to develop and shop. We are looking for top talent. Producers please submit work that you own only, of any genre.
Looking for a magic voice in any genre.
My strong connections in the biz will be brought to bear when I find what I'm looking for. No groups, solo artists only.
What I’m looking for:
Ive had the good fortune in having some of the greatest voices of popular music sing my songs and on my productions.
Diana Ross, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker, Natalie Cole, Isaac Hayes, Rod Stewart and Cher are inspirational, not because of their technical abilities but because of their star status, hit making identifiable unique sound, their conviction, their drama, their interpretation of lyric and their believability.
I’m looking for character voices:
Other singers who I like are Adele, John Mayer, Vince Gill, Prince, Cee lo Green, Elvis Costello, Al Green and the lead singer in the band Slipknot.
I dont like singers that I perceive to be pretenders like Sam Smith, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift or John Legend. I do however like “The Pretenders”.
What I intend to do if I find the magic voice:
Someone calculated that as a player/arranger/producer/songwriter I am on about one hundred million records. With that I have developed significant connections in the biz.
When I find the right voice I will produce an appropriate series of recordings of my anthemic songs with that individual and present that to my connections for major investment and development.
I intend to create a new star.
- John Capek / Producer & Songwriter
Bob Marlette and the Matric Music team are seeking artists and bands for development.
We are excited to be involved with a company with as much integrity as Music Xray. We have a deep passion and vision for all styles of music. We are excited to be opening up our studio doors in the name of helping talent reach the next level. On the behalf of myself and my team of writers, producers and engineers we look forward to hearing from you!!!
Please submit your best track(s) for consideration.
Bob Marlette is a record producer, recording engineer, mixer, keyboardist and songwriter who has worked with a who's who in modern rock.
Publishing opportunity with the possibility to also collaborate with well known, experienced Nashville based songwriter and producer.
Looking for hook writers, melody writers, dynamic vocals (male or female) and talented musicians with hit making potential. Please submit song samples showing your best hook, melody, vocal and or musical talents (demos are okay) as long as the sound quality is clear enough to the hear vocals, lyrics and music well.
Selected songs will have publishing and placement potential and a great opportunity to work with award winning team
Iron Management, a a boutique artist and producer management company located in Brooklyn, NY, is seeking Bands, Artists and Producers for management consideration.
We are looking for great bands and artists in a wide variety of genres including Rock, Pop, Metal, Electronic. Please take a look at our current roster in our bio to see the wide range of artists we currently work with.
Multi Platinum Producer Natural Disaster is in search of the next talented songwriters, artists, and producers. In addition to working with some of the top artists in Hip-Hop, Rap, R&B, Pop and more he's constantly working on different projects and submissions for movie/TV licensing. Here's your chance to work with one of the best in the game. Please submit your best track(s) for consideration.
Natural Disaster has worked with indie and major artists such as Soulja Boy, Rick Ross, Lil Reese, 2 Chainz, Travis Porter, Gorilla Zoe, Chamillionaire, K-Camp, Tez McClain, Cyhi Da Prynce, Rocko, Young Jeezy and many more.
Genres: Hip-Hop, Rap, R&B etc.
Little Guy's Rise™ has partnered with a state of the art production company to offer 2 artist development deals in both pop AND country formats. Artists who can innovate and challenge culture will get major label attention via smash Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR) and Hot Country (HC) songs produced by this team. The holy grail would be to find a pop/country crossover artist who can sing, act, and dance while entertaining an international tribe of fans on tour and through social media.
The Deal & The Specifics: - exclusive term production / artist development deal - artist should be young and ready to work extremely hard in the studio with songwriters and musicians - proper rehearsal and live performance training a plus - vocal coaching experience a plus - acting and/or musical theater experience a plus - artists who can also write hit songs with pop / country crossover appeal will get an advance up to $3,000 per quarter.
The Bullets Production Team is looking for indie artists from multiple musical genres. From Hip Hop to Country, from Pop to Rock or Electronic Dance Music. We want artists who are currently working on an album, or who have finished an album and are actively looking for a record label.
I am an A&R/Marketing Specialist who deals with developing young and upcoming artists. I am currently looking for my next "client" to help develop to their full potential as a singer, songwriter, or performer. I deal in all genres, and will work with anyone within the continental U.S. (please note that I am based in Nashville). Entries for my review are $4 per song. If I like what I hear then I will contact you and see what we can work out!
-Scott Canning / Embassy Music
Looking to sign next superstar artist or band (pop, country, rock, hip hop etc...) to Full Contact Management. If you are ready to take your career to next level and has what it takes to be a superstar then we are looking for you. We are looking to work with artist or bands who are ready to be placed in front of major labels or ready to brand their own independent label. Please submit your best original works for consideration.
If you have what you believe is a hit, or you are the next big thing, I want to listen. If you are what you say you are and can prove it my company will invest in your career. We will produce your music for free, we will help you get a deal for free and will do whatever it takes to make you the star you can prove you are. We are seeking bands, DJ, Singers and songwriters.
Basically if you can prove you're the real deal you will never spend another cent. I will personally call you to critique your work and will tell you what I honestly believe. Since we invest in our singers and they don't spend a cent the bar for choosing your work is extremely high.
Don't waste your time or mine by sending me anything short of a hit. Also include a short description of where you think your audience will be and why they will support your career.
A Percentage of your submission fee will go to charity.
I'm looking for Top Liners that can create catchy melodies, unforgettable hooks, and great concepts. There is void to be filled in the urban pop world and without a great song there isn't forward progress. Please submit your best track(s) for consideration.
My team and I are looking for hitmakers! If you are an amateur and have un polished music please do not submit. You should only submit to this if you have very polished demos or songs. The production quality must be good to great. The song must compete with Billboard top ten styled songs in any genre. I don't want you to waste your money on this submission. It is important to me to find the best of the best on Music Xray.
My team and I are launching hit music and building a monster catalog for our new Internet Radio that is launching later this year. iunradio is a new styled internet radio system that we are developing to help rising stars. If you are that star I want to help you. We invest in talent! But I need you to realize we are not seeking average material or talent. Please do not waste your submission fee on this opportunity unless you have Billboard Top 10 level material or talent. Please! I do not want to have to turn you down. If you are great I want to help you. But if you are just average save your money.
15 years exp. writer/producer/multi-instrumentalist currently part of Grammy award winning writing/production team actively looking for great talent. Please submit your best track(s) for consideration
-Jay Dmuchowski / Apex Productions