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Contacting A&R Representatives

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Chances are if your music is good, there is a A&R looking for it right now. So why not put your music directly on their desk. IMD has an extensive A&R Registry “A List” that lists hundreds of A&R Representatives around the country and abroad to help get your music noticed. The A&R Representative is the gatekeeper to your deal. IMD highly recommends you include the following in your package

 

- Formal Letter

 

- Your latest CD

 

- Press Pack or a link to EPK

 

- Band Pics

 

- “1” Sheet

 

- Free stuff is good

 

- Reliable contact Information

 

- Copy of your latest Tour Schedule

 

- A personal Invite out to a show

 

Be sure to follow up each package with a formal phone call or e-mail correspondence to help it get your package recognized. Above all its a professional representation of you as an artist. Most of the A&R's I've been in contact with welcome these kinds of professional looking packages & give each one a fair & honest assessment. Do not contact a A&R Representative unless you've been in the business for at least a year.

 

 

  

 

Send your music to hundreds of A&R Representatives today via our A-List.

 

TIP OF THE DAY I know of one band in particular that not only invited an A&R Representative out to one of their shows, they also covered all her traveling expenses, bought her dinner, and even picked up her hotel tab for the evening. The label was so blown away by this level of professionalism; they gave the band an 5 year recording contract. Anything you can do to not only get their attention, but make a lasting professional impression is the name of the game.

 

Cyrus Rhodes

 

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Cyrus Rhodes is President of Seattle based label Katavi Arts Guitarist for local band Seven Against Thebes Executive Producer of Projects Drum Dynasty, Seven Against Thebes  Over the years Rhodes has been a guitarist in a touring band, A&R Representative, Talent Buyer, Band Manager, Booking Agent, and most recently a Syndicated Music Critic. His reviews have been posted on USA Today and Headline News. Rhodes is also Chief Editor and lead critic for several webzines.  In 2009 he  launched www.ndiemusicdigest.com. IMD is dedicated to developing hard working Independent Artists worldwide. IMD only accepts material from unsigned bands and artists.

 

Cyrus's Record Label  Katavi Arts

Cyrus's band Seven Against Thebes  Seven Against Thebes

Drum Dynasty Project Drum Dynasty

 

Cyrus Rhodes has written and edited reviews for the following Publications, Labels and Entertainment Agencies:

 

Publications

 

All What's Rock

Art Rock Magazine

Bandblurb

Carlito's Music Blog

EvO:R

Headline News

GasHouse Radio

Greatful Web

Indie Music Reviews

Indieshark

Indie Artists Alliance

Leicester Bangs

The Mag

The Muse Muse

Music Emissions

Music Existance

Music News Nashville

Muzikreviews

Rock n' Roll View

Skope Magazine

USA Today

Vents Magazine

Victory Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entertainment Groups and Agencies

 

Artist PR

Blonde Entertainment

Boston Punx

Budhha Fubk

Cross Seas Entertainment

Erco Scavenger Entertainment

Fangimusi

Freebird Entertainmentc

Gema

Golden Harvest Entertainment

Grit PR

HevyDevy

IndieOut

Kaos Records

Lazer Marketing

La Famouse Ent

Magna Carta

Miles High Productions

Orchard

Pop Core Entertainment

Rhymesayers Crushkill

Serge Entertainment

Solid Productions LLC

SOM Entertainment LLC

Tinderbox Music

TonEscent

Untime

Working Brilliantly

Labels

 

Arkouse Records

Arythmia Records

AK Jazz

AWB Records

Bag of Bones Records

Bald Freak Music

Blacksail Records

Bloody Mary Records

Blu-Grascal Records

Budhha Funk

Buckin Savior Records

Cakewalk Records

Commune Recordings

DEC Productions

Dharma Records

Do Too Records

Drunk Soul Records

East End Productions

EP Music

Firebelly Music

Flintrock Productions

Global Vortex Records

Good Records

Hush Music

Interscope Records

Intimate Audio

Jetty Records

Kite Stripe Records

The Last Records

Lakeshore Records

Left Ear Records

Lettera "A" Records

Line Drive Records

Lonely Llama Music

Mad Dwarf Productions

Nettwerk Records

Noh Code Records

OmOm Music

One Eyed Turtle Productions

Outstanding Music

Peaceman Music

Post Colonial Records

Prospect Records

Purple Kush

Raven Recordings

Red Rock Music

Round Box Records

Roast Records

Ryder Roo records

Saguaro Road Records

Sauspop Records

Seven Seas Records

Singing Wolf Records

Squidhat Records

Spektrum Productions

Tenth Planet Records

Thin Man Music

Trifonic Records

Waltzing Duck Records

Contact  Professional Inquiries only

 

Cyrus Rhodes

President, Syndicated Music Critic, Marketing Solutions

Indie Music Media LLC

Katavi Arts LLC

Seattle, WA.

rhodesm@wavecable.com

(360) 509-1779 - Office

(360) 394-3631 - Facsimile

 

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