Scouring the net hoping to stumble upon the ‘next great artist’ is challenging. Even with global internet communities and online sharing, an incredible find seems far away.
Artists are like books whereas good books will have lasting appeal and the rest will be forgotten. That’s why I created Kings of A&R over a decade ago. It was a way to find an incredible new artist and designed to separate the wheat from the chaff. Since then, I have featured artists that went on to have great careers. Aside from topping the charts, many artists have landed all sorts of deals while singers were called to audition for the likes of The Voice, The X Factor, & American Idol.
A decade later, the world changed. Today, the challenge is “too much music”.
Bob Dylan said:
“The world don’t need any more songs. They’ve got enough. They’ve got way too many. As a matter of fact, if nobody wrote any songs from this day on, the world ain’t gonna suffer for it. Nobody cares. There’s enough songs for people to listen to, if they want to listen to songs. For every man, woman and child on earth, they could be sent, probably, each of them, a hundred records, and never be repeated. There’s enough songs. Unless someone’s gonna come along with a pure heart and has something to say. That’s a different story. But as far as songwriting, any idiot could do it. If you see me do it, any idiot could do it.”
Although Dylan could be right, I still believe the world needs one more song. The song that got us through last year won’t help us next year; personally or professionally.
My aim is to capture a readership of entertainment professionals and hobbyists. A professional will want to get involved with an artist on some level whereas a hobbyist may add a song to a playlist.
Some say we are living in ‘The Golden Age Of Music’. Adele sold millions of music within the first week. Why? People care and I care about what I hear.
For music submissions send an email to Dean@Kingsofar.com — BUT! Before you hit the send button, follow Kings of A&R on Twitter and Facebook for the latest buzz. At times we feature music without informing the artists & many find their track featured simply by following us on Twitter & Facebook.
The music submission shall include:
….a bio, with a press release
….Tell me why you are buzzworthy
… and let me know of any notable highlights as well as song placements in TV/Film.
… include a ‘SoundCloud streaming link’ for the track you are promoting
….you may want to plug the producer who worked on your tracks as well as the venues where you perform.
….editorial only, no pay-to-play.