Printed from http://www.electronista.com

SonyBMG hops from demo CDs to online

updated 10:20 am EDT, Fri March 30, 2007

SonyBMG Online Artist Demo

Music label SonyBMG won't be accepting demo CDs from artists in the future, the company said today. Instead of submitting a physical disc, hopefuls will need to sign up at the websites of the firm's sub-labels, such as Columbia and RCA, and create a blog for the band which includes their associated songs, band photos, and music videos. The dramatic change is meant to help artists relate more closely to studios, said SonyBMG's UK and Ireland label chief Ged Doherty. The traditional demo CD or tape has often made it difficult for musicians to sign deals by emphasizing an existing reputation over fresh talent.

The new system should take effect as of Monday in both Britain and Ireland; the company hasn't clarified whether online demos will be necessary in every country or limited only to the most Internet-friendly territories.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug

Home automation fans have been getting their fair share of gadgets and accessories in the last few years. Starting with light bulbs, a ...

Razer Kraken Pro headset

Gaming headphones are a challenge to get right, for a long list of reasons that are unique to the consumer buying them. Some shoppers ...

Patriot Aero Wireless Mobile Drive

Regardless of how large a tablet you buy, you always want more space. There's always one more movie or another album you'd cram on, if ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News