Long Way Home marks Fred Everything’s fourth artist album, and the first to be released on his own label Lazy Days Recordings. Out June 21st, 2018, the album indicates his return to his hometown of Montreal, after 8 years in San Francisco, and also marks a come back to the LP format after ten years. The twelve-track album travels through a variety of tempos and rhythms, including broken and electro beats, a clear 80’s disco influence, as well as dub, all embraced by a balearic/coastal feel, inspired by recent travels to Mallorca, Ibiza and Croatia. Long Way Home is the quintessential summer listening that will evoke the warmth of the sun year round. With the renewed energy of returning to the source, Fred Everything has realized his most accomplished work yet, which includes the long-held wish to record live string passages, which figure on three richly, emotive tracks.
In addition to sharing an exclusive premiere from the release with WWD, we also had the opportunity to have a little chat with Fred about his top 5 pieces of advice for submitting to a record label. Check it out below.
1. Be selective on your choice of labels
Choose only a handful of labels that fit your style of music. There’s no point in sending techno to a house label. Also, no bulk emails. No labels I know ever signed a track that was randomly pitched to an email list.
2. More than 2, less than 10
As a rule of thumb, you should never send just 1 track. The label needs to know what you’re about musically and 1 track is not enough to know if they would want to develop a release with you. Same applies to sending too many tracks. Labels receive so many submissions, it becomes a chore to go through 10-20 tracks from one artist.
Make sure to put a private preview streamable link rather than a download link. It’s much easier to preview music quickly that way. If the label is interested, they will ask for a downloadable file. Also, it’s very hard to keep track of every download and to whom they belong. So if you must send downloadable links, make sure they are well labeled with artist and track name.
Be formal and straight to the point. Avoid phrases such as “Hey bro” in a demo submission email. Also, try to personalize every email so you don’t accidentally copy/paste the wrong label name in the email. It happens!
While it’s good to give an introduction about yourself, it’s better to keep it brief and straight to the point. It should be only a few lines to describe who you are, who you worked with and why you think your music would be good for the label.
Release Date : June 21st, 2018. Buy Here
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