How to Submit Your Song to Music Supervisors
If you’re a musician looking to get your music heard by professionals in the industry, submitting your work to music supervisors is an excellent way to start. But there’s more to it than just sending your music—you need to make sure that it reaches the right people at the right time. Here's how:
Prepare Your Music for Submission
Before you start submitting your work, make sure it’s ready for prime time. Be sure to add necessary credits and permissions, and format it into an appropriate audio file.
Here's four inappropriate formats to avoid:
- Sending unsolicited music on CD or DVD in the mail
- Bulk emailing a SoundCloud link with no prior contact
- Unsolicited text messages with download links
- Posting tracks to their private profiles on social media without permission
Find the Right Music Supervisor
Research who the appropriate supervisor(s) is/are for your project and make sure they're available. Take time to look through their website and portfolio so that you have a better idea of what kind of music they specialize in or currently have on their roster. To reach out to music supervisors effectively using The Ultimate Guide For Sync Placements directory, start by browsing through the listings and selecting the ones best suited for your style of music. Once you've narrowed down your selection, research each contact to determine who is the best person for you to reach out to. Utilize the detailed contact information provided in the directory and draft an email or message introducing yourself and outlining why you think your music would be a good fit for them.
Reach Out to the Music Supervisor
Send a polite yet direct email outlining what you have to offer, why you think it fits their needs, and how you can be contacted in the future. Make sure to include links to your music/demo reel. When you've identified the right people, submit your tracks directly via Disco and keep track of who has listened to them. Finally, reach out individually to each contact with a polite yet direct email outlining what you have to offer, why you think it fits their needs, and how you can be contacted in the future.
When following up on a music submission, it is important to understand that not every contact will answer immediately. If you have not heard back from the contact within two weeks of submitting your work, it is appropriate to follow up with a polite and professional message. Make sure to include all relevant information such as the project title, track name, and contact’s name. Additionally, it is helpful to remind them of why you believe your music would be a good fit for their needs. Respect their time and don't send too many emails in a short amount of time - give them space to respond in their own time.
Submitting your music directly to supervisors may seem daunting but with these tips in mind, along with using The Ultimate Guide For Sync Placements, you will be able find success! To maximize the chances of reaching the right people at the right time, prepare your music thoroughly and research potential supervisors before submitting your work. When following up on your submission, be polite and professional while reiterating why you think it would be a good fit for their project needs. With the right strategy, you can make sure that your music reaches its full potential!