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Your Approach for Submitting Music
Old 25th July 2019
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Your Approach for Submitting Music

Hi! I'm beginning my quest to dive into the world of TV/Ad music placements. I already have a solid album to submit to music libraries that is available for signing right away. I would like to know how you contact these libraries for the best possible chance that they sign me on.

I'm excited to join you guys on this forum. I would love to get to know you.
Old 26th July 2019
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Hi! I'm beginning my quest to dive into the world of TV/Ad music placements. I already have a solid album to submit to music libraries that is available for signing right away. I would like to know how you contact these libraries for the best possible chance that they sign me on.
Email or cold call the music libraries.
Old 26th July 2019
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Hey Battlegun - welcome to the journey.

This is what worked for me: go to the websites to find their submission process and follow that exactly. If they don't have that info listed, call them (or you can even start with the phone call). Then prepare (if you already haven't) both an email template and a phone script (both brief) that you can quickly and easily adapt to each library.

And check out other threads on the forum about the various types of deals you'll be offered, ie: exclusive (perpetuity, 3yrs, etc) , non-exclusive, money upfront, etc.

Best of luck placing your CD - let us know how it's going.
Old 26th July 2019
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Sorry to hijack, but I have a question about submitting.

How long should one wait after submitting, if no answer seems to come?
Old 26th July 2019
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Sorry to hijack, but I have a question about submitting.

How long should one wait after submitting, if no answer seems to come?
Wait to do what?

Follow up for the submission? Give it a week.

Wait to submit the music to another company? Two milliseconds. Keep submitting the music to places until you get a deal that works for you.
Old 26th July 2019
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How long should one wait after submitting, if no answer seems to come?
My approach is usually, but not always, to send an introductory email then follow up two weeks later with a phone call. But I would recommend experimenting with different approaches to see what works best for you. Also, stretch beyond your comfort zone to try those things you might find uncomfortable at first (i.e. call and ask to speak with the owner; approach the library in a unique way, etc).
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