Ever wondered why your demo hasn't been picked up after sending it out to hundreds of labels? Don't get demotivated! Most of the time, it's not about your creativity or productional skills, but about the fact that your work, and most importantly, your way of approaching an A&R, needs to stand out from the huge demo-drop crowd. A true skill you need to develop! In this educational masterclass, Protocol label owner and artist Nicky Romero and A&R director Jorik van de Pol spill the secrets on perfecting the art of demo pitching, having been on both sides of the blade.
If you feel confident or are curious about your tactics, share your demo to firstname.lastname@example.org, the way you would normally reach out to a label and expect to discover the intricacies of submitting your demo effectively, uncovering the essential do's and don'ts, and receive valuable insights on crafting compelling emails. Yes, your work will be used on stage as a case-study, and reviewed by Nicky Romero & Jorik!
After all that knowledge sharing, the two might shift focus for a bit and share some valuable feedback on the demo's that have been shared on a music production level... An opportunity to not miss out on!
Please note that sending in your demo does not guarantee that your entry will be reviewed live on stage.