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Promo disc specification

Discussion in 'Musician Resources' started by bellhouse, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. bellhouse

    bellhouse New Member

    There was a thread on here a while back about exact promo specification and some nice fella (can't remember who) posted a link to a website that tells you exactly what radio DJ's expect when recieving a promo disc.

    Anyone got the link??

    cheers,

    tom

    xx
     
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  3. Ant

    Ant New Member

    Re: What the name of the website re:promo disc specification???

    ooooh, i need this too - i thought i had it saved but i dont!!!
     
  4. Ellyoracle

    Ellyoracle New Member

    Re: What the name of the website re:promo disc specification???

    was it a sticky? PM Daaaave, he said he'd have a look in his archives for stickies that disappeared in "the accident"
     
  5. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Re: What the name of the website re:promo disc specification???

    this would be really really good to know
     
  6. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Re: What the name of the website re:promo disc specification???

    I have been looking - to no avail.

    It was a piece by Tom Robinson about how he used to send out demos and then how he likes to get them from artists.

    Basically it was the standard pr company format for a white label with a single sheet of relevant data - nothing fancy.

    I would recommend making sure you have artist/titles/url on the label (no fancy pictures, logos or silly fonts) and tracks that have proper id3 tages so the titles show up in the media player. Then a single sheet repeating the details plus minimal description and contact details. (don't pretend you have done more than you have - stick to facts, let them decide if they like you).
     
  7. bellhouse

    bellhouse New Member

    Re: What the name of the website re:promo disc specification???

    thanks sam,

    i remember vividly there was information on there that i sat back and though 'ahhhhh yes'

    now i have forgot

    :(

    stupid human brain.
     
  8. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Re: What the name of the website re:promo disc specification???

    rennie knows
     
  9. simonh

    simonh New Member

  10. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Re: What the name of the website re:promo disc specification???

    you are a hero
     
  11. simonh

    simonh New Member

    Re: What the name of the website re:promo disc specification???

    We don't need another hero.
     
  12. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Re: What the name of the website re:promo disc specification???

    There's got to be something better out there
    Love and compassion, their day is coming
    All else are castles built in the air
    And I wonder when we are ever gonna change it
    Living under the fear till nothing else remains
    All the children say ...


     
  13. davelms

    davelms Member

    Favourite Bands:
    Not Telling
    Moved into useful Music Resources to preserve thread for future.
     
  14. bellhouse

    bellhouse New Member

    thanks to everyone that has contributed to this thread, heroic
     
  15. glynb

    glynb New Member

    Hopefully this isn't considered off topic...

    ... worth having a look at Rob C's 'Bemuso' website for info. It's aimed specificaly at bands/musicians wanting to to go the DIY route, but tons of useful stuff on there. Rob is a really helpful chap.

    http://www.bemuso.com/musicbiz/musicbizfaq.html
     
  16. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    As someone who has worked at a station and currently works as a radio plugger, when sending music, the disc (preferably the entire album) should look professional, ie avoid burns if at all possible. Release date should be clear, as should focus tracks. Send a single one sheet (no 12 page manifestos!) and that's it. Promo shots will end up in the bin, save them for your press push.
     
  17. bellhouse

    bellhouse New Member

    cheers!

    =D>
     
  18. robertbarry

    robertbarry New Member

    Favourite Bands:
    radiohead acdc
    back up the previous post. Send your album if you can but specify the 'single' on it that you are promoting (or supply this separately). A radio station will not listen to your whole album! but it helps to have a pro package. If they really like the single, they will 'maybe' listen to the rest of the album and plug it.
     
  19. robertbarry

    robertbarry New Member

    Favourite Bands:
    radiohead acdc
    and obviously include all contact details, websites etc.
     
  20. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    If presenting a red book audio cd for broadcast it would be a good idea to ensure the ISRC codes for your tracks are embedded in the disk. These are 12 digit unique identifying alpha numeric codes for your individual tracks. You can obtain these form PPL if you are a member in the UK or a more cost effective route is registering your album with cd baby. Just pop "CD Baby ISRC codes" into your favourite search engine and you should find the relevent info within the first few returns.

    cheers

    SafeandSound Mastering
     

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