Send us your demo

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To be considered by Aardvark Records, please read the following submission guidelines carefully before sending your demo to mail@aardvarkrecords.co.uk

As an independent label, founded in 2001, Aardvark Records is actively seeking talented musicians, song-writers, performers and bands for deals ranging from licensing, distribution, publishing, synchronisation to initial development to progress your career in music.

Aardvark Records has at least one A&R meeting each month and we will respond to you with some brief feedback by email within 4 weeks of receiving your submission.

Submission guidelines to be considered for a recording deal/synch/publishing:

Please send one email to mail@aardvarkrecords.co.uk with Subject: “Your Artist name – Signing Opportunity” with the following:

  1. A brief introduction to your music act saying, in one sentence a). where you are from/based 2. When you started making music 3. what you are doing at the moment with your music (touring/recording/writing etc) 5. your 3 biggest influences (artists/songs).
  2. A link to a free, quickly accessible, website (ones we use frequently, preferably Soundcloud or Bandcamp) where some previous releases can be heard to get an idea of your sound.
  3. If you have a forthcoming release in the pipeline, you are welcome to attach an MP3 to your email with filenamed “Artist Name – Track Name.mp3” if you would like it considered for radio play in Cornwall and online.
  4. Links to the social media profiles or handles you currently use for your music promotion (not personal), e.g.: a). Facebook – your music page name and profile picture b). @yourTwitterhandle c). Instagram d). Pinterest etc.
  5. URL link to your current website. Please also provide a direct URL to your band/artist photo gallery.
  6. URL links to any other music site profiles you use to sell or present your music, for eg YouTube, Spotify,  iTunes, Amazon, ReverbNation, Beatport, Mixcloud, MySpace etc.

For a Development Opportunity with Aardvark if you have recently started making music and recorded a demo but do not have the above already set up:

Please send an email with the Subject “Your Name – Development Opportunity” to mail@aardvarkrecords.co.uk with the following (that you have already):

  1. A brief introduction to your music act saying, in one sentence a). where you are from/based 2. When you started making music 3. what you are doing at the moment with your music (touring/recording/writing etc) 5. your 3 biggest influences (artists/songs).
  2. A URL link so we can hear your music. (preferably one we already use such as Soundcloud or Bandcamp).
  3. If you have a forthcoming release in the pipeline, you are welcome to attach an MP3 to your email with filenamed “Artist Name – Track Name.”mp3 if you would like it considered for radio play in Cornwall and online.
  4. Any other links you have already to promote your music or links to pictures, videos or anything else that may be of interest about you.

Thank you for reading this and we look forward to hearing from you.

Sending your music:

  1. Preferably on a music website that doesn’t require registration or have a paywall: Soundcloud (can be private for press or industry) or Bandcamp preferred and not Spotify or Reverbnation.
  2. When sending a CD (address found here) it must have matadata embedded so that the song names show up when played.
  3. MP3s sent by email, sendspace or WeTransfer (not Dropbox, sorry) must have filenames “Artist name – Track Name.”mp3 with no other info included in the filename. This is not the matadata, this is the filename that appears on the attachment. See playlists on this radio show page for quick reference.