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How can I get my tracks out…possibly the european market


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  • #20743
    Avatar of Precious Pyn
    Precious Pyn
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    If you know an specific information on how I can get my tracks out let me know.

    My style is poetic electronica ~ I’m also interested in the european & asian markets.

    You can have a listen: http://www.myspace.com/preciouspyn

    Thank you for relevant feedback

    Precious Pyn

    #27988
    Avatar of Alejandro Cesar
    Anonymous

    Hi Precios Pyn,

    well the best thing you can do is to start sending demos to music labels or if you have you own label, well you need to invest on advertsiment, any way Im trying to do the same, I want to put some tracks out in the market Im just wating for the rigth label, God will give us the answer Im sure.

    God Bless

    Alejandro Cesar
    http://www.alejandrocesar.com
    http://www.myspace.com/alejces

    #27989
    Avatar of Digital Aura
    Digital Aura
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    I hate to sound like a pessimist, but I find it really important to come to terms really fast with reality regarding these topics. I’m not even directing this to you Precious… but many people don’t realize some very fundamental truths about the Christian music business.

    If you are trying to establish a ‘market’ (as in a viable, commercial enterprise) for your music in the Christian Electronic niche let me just shed light on something here…

    There isn’t any artist, signed or indie, in the Christian music culture that makes enough money with their electronic music to make a living at it. (I have to make at least one exception here… because everyone knows Andy Hunter…although he likely doesn’t exist on his music alone).
    But if you try to name another, I’ll remind you of their ‘real’ day job.

    I don’t say this to be an antagonist, just to clear something up because some people waste a lot of valuable resources because they don’t ‘see’ reality. Don’t blow your money on demos or studio time with the unrealistic thoughts of ‘making it’.
    If you’re not doing this because you love it, or if you’re not doing this because of your ministry or belief in the mission, then all is for naught.

    No one makes their mark without either working hard at making contacts or having enough good material to get noticed. (I’m not even suggesting you need talent to get noticed… you can work at and become knowledgeable and good at your music… talent really has little to do with it these days.)
    Good music can be produced through nothing but hard work and experience.

    So… examine your motives and re-evaluate your ‘dreams’. I’m not saying you shouldn’t dream, I’m saying make realistic goals based on a clear understanding of what is actually happening all around you. None of the successful artists you enjoy are making music for their basic bread & butter. NONE! *

    *oh…except possibly Andy Hunter, right? :roll:

    #27990
    Avatar of Alejandro Cesar
    Anonymous

    that is right, this idea of making music, should be for the love of doing it, for the mission of making more material available for DJs an ppl who wants to use the music, The Lord is in charge of the rest.

    #27991
    Avatar of KevinOneel
    KevinOneel
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    Guess as I usually am, I get to be tasked to be the voice of “Seriously?”

    Seriously…What are you doing here?

    I don’t mean here as in this website, but what are you trying to accomplish with this music? The Vox are pretty good. The production isn’t bad…But…I’m not certain if you really have a focus.

    Electronic music, like it or not, is incredibly rigid with formatting. When someone tries to claim a genre not really in the established hierarchy, there is MUCH questioning. Reminds me of Winter Music Conference a couple years ago when Cory Robbins, the founder of Robbins REcords, asked a girl about her music. She called it “Philosophical Dance.” If she’d called it Downtempo or Ambient, the reception would have been better.

    Claiming a new genre sets lofty expectations…Armin Van Helden created Speed Garage with his remix of “Spin Spin Sugar.” Jam & Spoon created Progressive Trance with their remix of “Age of Love.” Ya REALLY gotta be persistent if you’re claiming new genre. Is that a task you’re up to?

    It’s not bad, but I’d back off calling it “Poetic Electronica” and simply call it “Ambient.”

    #27992
    Avatar of science drop
    science drop
    Member

    First off, Ive been a dj for 10 years, almost half of that I have supported myself with it. No “Real” job. This is my job. And although its been extremely tight, I have switched to djing for churches and ministry events (mostly) and I am still supporting myself. So it is very tough but it is possible if God has called you to do it. And second, arent we supposed to encourage people? Who cares if your music doesnt fit into a specific genre? Music for the Christian world has always had to fit into what the world was doing, why cant we create something new, be culture creaters and not culture followers. Really, as far as I can see, you can call your music what you want, others may call it something different. But whatever it is that God has put in your heart to create, you keep pursuing that. It is possible and no one should hold you back.

    #27993
    Avatar of KevinOneel
    KevinOneel
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    I’ve been a DJ for almost 14 years now myself, and supported myself through a good bit of that as well. I have releases on Major labels like Universal, as well as independents like Ascension, Next Dimension, PWM, Kaktai, etc…

    Feedback was asked for. Feedback was given.

    The problem for years with Christians involved in EDM is they’ve been so concerned with support and encouragement (that is vital) that they don’t give honest, critical feedback needed to make one’s craft better.

    If you’re interested in being noticed in the secular scene, then you need to conform to secular standards. By standards, I mean genre classification, production quality, and relevance to the market.

    Who cares if your music doesn’t fit into a specific genre? Well, the label you’re pitching your tracks to does. If they can’t classify it, they can’t sell it.

    Yes, by all means create what God has put into your heart…..But God also gives you wisdom to decide where your music needs to be classified in order to support yourself and spread His message using your tracks.

    #27994

    Rodimus
    Keymaster

    @KevinOneel wrote:

    I’ve been a DJ for almost 14 years now myself, and supported myself through a good bit of that as well. I have releases on Major labels like Universal, as well as independents like Ascension, Next Dimension, PWM, Kaktai, etc…

    Feedback was asked for. Feedback was given.

    The problem for years with Christians involved in EDM is they’ve been so concerned with support and encouragement (that is vital) that they don’t give honest, critical feedback needed to make one’s craft better.

    If you’re interested in being noticed in the secular scene, then you need to conform to secular standards. By standards, I mean genre classification, production quality, and relevance to the market.

    Who cares if your music doesn’t fit into a specific genre? Well, the label you’re pitching your tracks to does. If they can’t classify it, they can’t sell it.

    Yes, by all means create what God has put into your heart…..But God also gives you wisdom to decide where your music needs to be classified in order to support yourself and spread His message using your tracks.

    some good words in there ^

    #27995
    Avatar of Precious Pyn
    Precious Pyn
    Member

    Thank you kindly for revieiwing my questions.

    I will say that a few comments were helpful. I do clasify my style as much electronica & ambient.

    I know that it takes work to be a full time artist. I want to go into the European markets as no exactly ‘ chrisitan tehcno;- but they will hear the the lyrics.

    If you have any other advice besides send demos, let meknow. If you have a relathionship with any other dj’s in europe this will be helpful.
    I appreciate you input =)

    #27996
    Avatar of DWORD
    DWORD
    Member

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    http://www.tunecore.com/
    http://www.catapultdistribution.com/
    http://www.theorchard.com/
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    I have been researching this topic for a while. And although independent distribution or solicitation is possible, these services do have their niche but require some investment. If you feel confident that your content can sell, this may be a good option for you. But the promotion is all up to YOU!

    I can’t give any personal review of these sites but hopefully this can get you started. ;)

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