Success Stories for Music Industry Professionals Seeking New Music

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NCAA March Madness Placement - Get Your Music on NCAA March Madness Broadcasts

OPPORTUNITY DETAILS:
Doug Diamond / Diamondigital Media is pitching select artists to editors and producers who are working on this season's 2018 NCAA March Madness television segments. 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 NCAA outlets. These broadcasts attract an average of 20 million viewers across TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV, streaming on NCAA March Madness Live, and engagement through social media channels worldwide.

GENRES ACCEPTED:
All High-energy inspirational/motivational "hype" music - Rock, Urban Beats, Hip-Hop, Pop, EDM, Instrumentals, Orchestral, Top-40 Style Tracks, and Remixes.

SUBMISSION CRITERIA:
-Tracks must be well-produced, professional, and ready for inclusion in programming.
-Tracks must be high energy and appropriate for the content that it will be supporting.
-Artists/Representation must own or control all copyrights (publishing and master recording).
-Please no uncleared samples or covers.
-Clean / Radio Edits Only. No Bad Language. Period.
-No Re-titles or Third Party library music accepted.
-This is a non-exclusive license. No rights are signed. You are still free to pitch your music elsewhere.

COMPENSATION:
If selected, you are guaranteed to maintain all of your rights and will earn royalties from your P.R.O. (Performance Rights Organization) as seen on your quarterly statements. Sync fees may or may not be offered to the artist, all sync offers are presented by the network on a case-by-case basis, at the discretion of the producer and depending on the usage and duration of the track. Songs that air will be exposed to millions of viewers across the nation and on-screen chyron credit will be given as well as artist web links (where applicable, as determined by the segment editor at the network).

SUBMISSION PROCESS:
Songs submitted will all be reviewed thoroughly by Doug Diamond / Diamondigital Media. All tracks that match the submission criteria will then be passed along to the television network clearance department for consideration into their broadcasts. If selected by the producers, Doug Diamond / Diamondigital Media will then provide the usage agreements and delivery method from the producer directly to the artist to complete the process.

Artist and/or label and publisher retain all ownership and receive compensation directly via performance rights societies. Doug Diamond / Diamondigital Media will never meddle in contracts or financial transactions. If selected, your professional contact information and all metadata will be passed along to the deciding parties.

*There are no additional fees once an artist is selected, only the MusicXray submission fee.

NOTE: Even if you are not selected for this opportunity, you may be considered for future licensing.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
-A SoundCloud link of your song (for producers to stream).
-No file-delivery or FTP links.
-WAV file and metadata (once reviewed and selected for broadcast).
-DO NOT email links, attach MP3 files, or share folders INSTEAD OF SUBMITTING VIA MUSICXRAY with Doug Diamond / Diamondigital Media. Those submissions WILL NOT be reviewed and WILL be ignored.
-Following the instructions above will be your first, best step in order to be considered.

- Doug Diamond - Music Supervisor - Diamondigital Media

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Here at Music Xray we don't always hear about all the success stories because once an artist and an industry professional are in touch they do deals directly. We don't get involved. We don't take a cut and we don't have any way of tracking those deals either.

If you have a success story you'd like to share with us please send us an email to success@musicxray.com.


Music Industry Professionals' Success Stories and Testimonials

Avala DSF Music Group's Top Woman Combines Music and Women's Football
DSF

Mia Bajin of Avala DSF Music Group, is a renowned Record Label and Management Executive with international experience. She’s honed her skills in business development, sports development, and marketing of major brands and artists around the world.

In the fall of 2012, she was seeking indie music to be featured at the 1st National Women’s American Football Tournament in Southeast Europe. Mia can be congratulated for running the very first successful women’s football team on the Balkans, known as the “Angel Duchesses.” This is where she deemed Music Xray a valuable tool to finding great music for the event that was followed by“national media for a good cause called, Battle for the Babies.

Furthermore, due to finding many artists to feature on the “Tournament Opportunity” through Music Xray, Mia says they are “now working on a short documentary from the tournament, where we'll include only Music Xray artists who have been submitting, not just for the 'Tournament Opportunity,' but all of our opportunities.” (January 2013)

Just in case you’re wondering who she’s worked with in the past, some Music Xray artists include: Dukes of Da Ville, Joe Cameron, and Filipe.

Mia Bajin - Avala DSF Music Group LLC
Come see what opportunities she’s currently offering to artists on her Music Xray profile, and don't forget to check out her blog for updates.

HEY WTF Records Signs and Releases Cassette Album for Groove Carnival
HEY WTF

HEY WTF Records is a Boston-based, cassette record label, comprised of 5 students from Northeastern University. They recently released a debut album for the band, Groove Carnival entitled, "One Monkey Don't Stop the Show" - a first for the label and the band. The label found this Ashville, NC group of musicians through their Music Xray dropbox, on which founder, Ryan Lucht comments: "Music Xray made it easy for us to solicit and process tons of demo submissions, and through our dropbox we found Groove Carnival, whose debut album we released two months later!" (January 2013)

Ryan Lucht - Founder & Label Head of HEY WTF Records
Check out their blog for more info!

Raven Studios Skeptical at first and now Convinced
Raven Studios

At first I was skeptical to begin using your site, but now I am really positive. You guys are helping many people that are heavily involved in the music business such as artists, publishers, etc… And your site makes it allot easier to handle demo submissions and communicate with artists. The statistics rating system is really cool since now we are now able to view the statistics and get an overall view of the music/artists we receive demo submission from.

Martin Benjamin - Head Office Department Denmark - RavenStudioz DK LTD 2006 / R.S. RECORDS

Flicknife Records Uses Music Xray to Conduct and Manage the Label's A&R
Flicknife Records Success Story

I have already done deals with artists who have submitted music to me and I'm sure I'll do more. Music Xray is such a great way to do A&R. It's giving me faith in the future!

Flicknife Records Ltd - Frenchy Gloder, Owner

Mango Reel Signs Artist Within One Week of Using Music Xray to Source New Music
Mango Reel Success Story

At Mango Reel we continue to expand our licensing catalogue for TV, Film, Video Games and Advertising placements and looked at Music Xray as a platform for finding new artists. Music Xray allowed us to audition and pre-qualify artists really quickly with their online submission process. Within a week we had signed ‘Erin Hunt’ to our licensing catalogue and we’re promoting her release ‘Meet Me In The Middle’ online. Music Xray also put us in touch with several other acts who are sending their work - which we hope to sign to Mango Reel’s roster over the next couple of weeks. We have a very picky selection criteria and the quality of submissions has been excellent. We look forward to hearing and working with more artists through Music Xray in the future.

Mango Reel Music Ltd - Paul Curtis, Creative Director
www.mangoreel.com

Michael Jay Finds Music Xray to be a Better Way to Organize Submissions
Michael Jay Great Unknowns Presents

"When my radio show was listed on Indie Bible last December, the amount of people that sent me emails and flooded my mailbox with CD's increased by 938%. I needed a way to help me organize my music submissions. After I joined Music X-Ray, I was able to filter out the amount of 'junk' music submissions and my service has become more streamlined and manageable.

I love Music X-ray's service, because their program helps me organize my music submissions all in one place versus having a folder in my email that I have to organize myself. Plus, I don't have to wait for CD's to come in the mail. It's all at my finger tips."

Michael Jay of The Great Unknowns Presents
http://greatunknownspresents.com

The Quality of Unsolicited Submissions Is Ten Times Better via Music Xray
Sweet Rosie Music Success Story

Sweet Rosie Music, a successful music publishing firm had stopped accepting unsolicited material but decided to give Music Xray a try. They recently reported to us that they've done two deals since they began and that the deal-to-submission ratio is more than 10 times greater than any other method of accepting unsolicited material.

Thanks to Sweet Rosie for sharing that valuable feedback and for giving Music Xray a shot.


Got a success story to tell us about? Send us an email to success@musicxray.com