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A&R Preferences, The Perfect Demo and Hit Song Success

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Opportunities are rising and we’re working harder than ever to get the site perfect for users. Some of our team have just come back from MIDEM and we’re expecting some huge results in the follow up from what went down over there.

“This year, Music Gateway got a very positive reception at MIDEM with a strong presence at the British Stand. It was the perfect platform to meet with Publishers, Artist Management and Record Labels from around the world and it was great to see that so many knew of us and regularly used our site. We look forward to strengthened partnerships, user growth and fantastic business opportunities following MIDEM.”

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Music Gateway Connect Clients to Hit Single

You might remember Anda from her single Mastering, which was a final product of a Music Gateway project finding Jordan aka Little Tokyo. Now it’s time to show you the result of K Digital’s newest project success with Anda’s latest single, Touch!

Our friends at K Digital Media recently had a brilliant success with one of their projects posted on our site. K Digital Media were recently looking for a producer to make the next hit for their artist Anda. The song Touch (originally “Take Your Time”) was written and produced by Dernest Emile II (aka D’Mile) who previously worked with the likes of Rihanna and Usher to name just a few.

High Quality Demos


The project run by K Digital through Music Gateway connected them to D’Mile who was responsible for the creation of the hit along with topliner Rosina “Soaky” Russell. We got in touch with Soaky following the project to talk about her work and producing the perfect demo to present for song placements.

“A&Rs, managers and publishers are inundated with music everyday; they have a ton of records being pitched to them. You don’t want to hurt your chances by submitting a great song that’s poorly mixed. Moreover, you don’t want to ruin a great song with a lackluster vocal performance. You want whoever is listening to your record to ‘get it’ on the first listen, therefore it’s worth going the extra mile to nail the demo.”

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Perfect your demo by finding the perfect vocalist

Teaming Up With Producers To Acheive Song Success

In the music industry it is often time consuming and sometimes inconvenient to find the right professionals to get involved with the creative process of your music. However, Jen Armstrong has found that through our site she has eliminated this struggle. Jen wanted producers to team up with to create quality tracks to place with well known artists.

“Music Gateway was so handy and time saving – because it meant being able to do a similar thing online. I got a tonne of pitches and I just needed to listen to the submissions to figure out who I wanted to go forward with and collaborate with.”

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Have a potential hit? Get high quality producers to prove it to the A&Rs.


Stop, Collaborate and Listen


If you’re not in a position to hire a producer or a singer then you can also choose to collaborate!

We’re big believers in collaboration for artists in order to expand their sound and branch out to other fanbases with collaborations such as remixes. You can also collaborate with producers and vocalists on your demos before you submit your tracks for our high budget song placements! This is a great option but it’s worth bearing in mind that you will have to agree on terms for in the event that the song is placed. You will also attract less interest in a terms based project from session vocalists and producers therefore potentially reducing the quality of the track. If you’re not willing to invest in your music, why should anyone else?

Get collaborating!

Next chart topping single for Anda wanted – Major deal on offer

K Digital’s artist Anda is back and looking for the next chart topping single. Looking for a mixture of hip hop, pop & dance elements, they want the track to have attitude yet show the lighthearted side that Anda brings. Do you feel you’ve got the next chart topper?

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Quality Hit Songs Wanted for Sony Music España Artists

Sony España are on the lookout for the next big hits for their artists. They are open to a range of genres however they’re always on the lookout for something different. Songs can be in Spanish or English.

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Warner Bros Records need high quality songs to place with their Artists

Warner Bros are looking for high quality ‘Hit’ song submissions for the Warner Bros Roster. They need Killer hooks, catchy toplines. Great opportunity to place songs with some of the biggest artists around the globe.

Genres needed include: Pop / Electronic songs to place with artists like: Lights, Kaya Stewart, Jake Miller etc.


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