EMI Allows Musicians to Send Demos Online

Published: 2006-10-26
EMI is offering a new way for up-and-coming musicians to send in their demos.

The major record label's subsidiary Parlophone will now be accepting demos online. Artists can upload their photos and songs online and will be notified when they have been reviewed.

IT consultant and former musician Nigel Rees developed the software, called A&R Tools, to keep up with changing times and keep record companies from being clogged with e-mails containing mp3's. According to a press release, up until now, the label had now way of cataloguing what they received.

"I spotted an obvious problem that needed to be resolved in improving the efficiency of reviewing large numbers of demos. I feel that with the new dawn of downloadable music, this A&R Tools system will help major record companies focus more on the core area of A&R and will significantly improve the viability of reviewing demos," said Rees.

The head of A&R over at Parlophone, Nigel Coxon said it's all about making the system efficient and keeping it up to date.
"This new system allows us to do just that, while at the same time helping us stay committed to giving anyone the opportunity to be heard."

Writer: Meghan Wubs



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hi, where can I find the website to send demos over the internet to Parlophone?
Posted by: Anonymous on November 15, 2006

The "A&R Tools" idea sounds great ... can anyone tell me how to find the gosh darn thing??
Posted by: Anonymous on December 16, 2006
Hey -anyone find out where to submit to Parlophone?
Posted by: Anonymous on January 16, 2007
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