HDN Records Submission Protocol by Hard Dance Nation
We are extremely impressed at the overwhelming number of demos coming into our inbox every day.
We have noticed a couple of things that we would like to make clear and bring to your attention.
- We are accepting demo submissions ONLY from artists who are citizens of Canada, Mexico and the United States as our main priority is fostering North American talent on our label.
- Please send all submissions ONLY to firstname.lastname@example.org ONLY via a download link.
- Make sure your submissions are a 320 KBPS MP3 or WAV file. Low quality will be rejected.
- We request that you send AT LEAST three to four tracks for evaluation so we can determine your overall production level.
- Maximum sound level should be set at –3db (PLEASE DO NOT MAX IT OUT).
- All submissions must be within the realm of the “Hard Dance” genre.
- Along with your demo, you must include a one-sheet with track information, your name, artist name, Facebook artist page, phone number, email address, city, state and country where you reside.
- Potential artists should not be exclusively affiliated with any other labels for licensing purposes.
- DJ mixes will not be considered. HDN Records is a label looking for producers ONLY.
- We are not interested in DJs for the label.
- Please do not send in short samples as a demo. A 30 second clip of your latest work is not enough for us to determine if you are right for the label.
- Tracks must be full length and completed. Do not submit something if you are not 100% done with it.
- Remixes or bootlegs of any artist, known or unknown, will not be considered. We need to hear something solely done and inspired by you. We cannot release these due to copyright protection issues. Be creative and be original.
- All tracks submitted must be 100% original material and you must own all the rights. If you used samples, they must be free and clear or you must have expressed written consent from the original copyright holder(s).
- Please take your time before submitting a demo. Top quality is our main priority, so please be 100% sure before sending.
- Remember that just because you submit a track, it does not automatically mean we are releasing it. If we like it we will contact you.
We wish you all the best of luck and we thank you for your support!
The HDN Records Team