& requests for music
Captain Blue Records Submissions
Last update: 7/11/13
We are not currently accepting submissions. We are however, starting
work with a new artist. When that artist is developed to a point where we will
need songs, we will post our request here. Please check back weekly.
Because of the large amount of material we receive, we have set professional
guidelines to be followed for submission. These guidelines must be followed to
the letter if you wish to have your submission heard. Any submissions that
do not follow these guidelines will be ignored.
- Check the "wanted" page to see what we are looking for.
- Submit only the type of music that we are requesting. Nothing else. This
is very important. If you submit something that we have not requested, it will
be considered unprofessional and any further submissions from you will be
- Send your demo in mp3 format, .wma, .ra, or .wav. Include your full name, and a
telephone number where we may reach you. Do not send links to your music on
another site. We do not follow links to listen to music.
- Do not call after sending a demo. We will send you an acknowledgement that
we have received your demo if you have adhered to our guidelines. If we are
interested in your song we will contact you.
We require the publishing rights to all songs that we use for any artist.
Some people are reluctant to give up the publishing to their song. If you are
among this mindset, please consider the following:
|Giving us the publishing does not mean you are giving away the rights to
your royalties. The publisher pays royalties to the writer, and we do a 50-50
split between publisher and writer. In most cases this amounts to more than
you would receive if you were both publisher and writer.|
|You have a song that you want recorded and we are in a position to make
that happen. You have not had your song recorded at this time. You have not
put your own money behind it to make that happen. If we use your song, we are
investing both time and money into your song to make something happen for you.
We expect a return on our investment just as you would if you invested in real
estate, stocks, a business, etc. We only do win-win situations. By giving us
the publishing you get paid and so do we. No label is in the business of
taking a loss so the writer can get paid the lion's share of the royalties
without putting any of their own money, artist development cost, or promotional efforts
behind the song. We do not expect you to give us any money. We finance all of
our own projects and expect a reasonable return on that investment.|
|It makes licensing much easier for us. If something needs to be changed
during the recording session we don't need to go back to the writer each time
|If our artist gets the attention of a film company or TV show or video
game company and they are interested in your song we can quickly provide them
with a license to use it. Again, everyone wins. In situations like this, time
is of the essence. If we have to contact the writer to get a license for
something they own the publishing on and cannot reach them immediately, the
opportunity will be lost. Additionally, we would have no incentive to try to
get a licensing agreement if we did not own the publishing rights to the song.|
We are looking for songwriters who are willing to participate in the
promotion of the artist who is using their music. Although we do not require any
out-of-pocket expense to the songwriter, songwriters are expected to spread the
word about this artist by word of mouth, and through social media networking
such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and other networks. Those who have
shown the most effort in promoting an artist will be given priority when
additional songs are selected for upcoming albums.
Songwriters who have a song on any of our will be entitled to buy CDs at
wholesale cost for resale after purchasing one CD at retail. This is not a
requirement or a right. It is a privilege that we offer to our songwriters who believe in
their song enough to be able to sell a CD with their song on it. This allows a
songwriter to make additional profits from the sale of a CD that far exceed any
royalties they will receive from the song unless it becomes a hit.
When we request songs, those demos with the quality of a finished master, and
with tracks available that we can exchange for a portion of the publishing
rights or purchase for use with our vocalist, will be given first preference.
These types of submissions will save us the greatest amount of time and money.
High quality demos without available tracks will be given second preference.
All others will go into last preference.
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