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Conner

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Contacts at Record Labels...
« on: April 13, 2005, 10:21:07 am »

Just curious as to how many of us out there have any contacts at record labels (whether it be major or independent). A&R contacts are good, but I was wondering if anyone has any other types of contacts at these labels, whether it be PR, admin., or whatever.
If anyone knows of, or has a database with any of this info., I'm sure many of us could find it useful. I'd actually be happy to help compile some of these things and post our findings here for all to benefit from(with consent from our moderator of course.)

If you have any of this info, or know of where I can find some, please pm me and I can start making a list.

I know there are books published with this sort of info, but to keep it up to date it'll cost you an arm and a leg to stay with the times. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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Re: Contacts at Record Labels...
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2005, 11:00:51 am »

my consent....hahahaha

you're so polite!!!!!!!!!!

um, why not start an excel spreadsheet, and we'll all pass it around and add what we can.

i can host the spreadsheet on my FTP

every one just has to agree to be cool about it and not screw up the formating.

if we do this, you HAVE to make certain your info is correct.  granted, people at labels get fired and such.  but addresses don't change that often.

maybe picking up a current copy of the "indie bible" and getting allt he labels in there on a spreadsheet is a good start.

then we can update and add to it as we go.
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Re: Contacts at Record Labels...
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2005, 02:30:21 pm »

this is a great idea, we should include all contacts at any label big or small
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Re: Contacts at Record Labels...
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2005, 03:08:23 am »

This is a bad idea for a number of reasons. What do you expect to do with the contact information? Cold call them?!

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Re: Contacts at Record Labels...
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2005, 01:50:52 pm »

i can't see a reason why simply having a spreadsheet with contacts on it could be a bad thing.

and i don't recall anyone saying we should track down phone numbers or private email addresses.

as far as i'm concerned, very few people have offered their helping hand to me or my band.  so if can compile my own list of resources a person could use to "help themselves" i can't even begin to understand why that would be a bad thing.

this is exactly how the 80's punk rock thing got going, and that gave birth to everything we in the underground have come to hold dear.

so we aren't mail ordering vinyl records from sst out of the back of a tiny fanzine, or mailing lists of all ages venues we can play at in rural towns across america to one another.

we're using the internet to network with each other, share resource, and further ourselves as independent bands fighting for a common goal.

i'm so sick of every one that gets anywhere acting like they just got accepted into some secret club that no one is allowed into.

"don't tell other bands what we're learning here, they might rise up and be better then us.................."

gimme a break.  
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Re: Contacts at Record Labels...
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2005, 05:41:34 pm »

No disrespect intended - I recognize you're the moderator of this forum and all, and believe me I'm as DIY as they come...

However, what I should have explained is that this could easily turn into a "shoot yourself in the foot" situation. Improperly used, the compiled information could easily, and possibly unintentionally, do more to hurt an individuals cause than help. That being said, the reason I brought it up the question of "What do you plan to do with this information?" was to help those involved be smart about what they're doing in the business.

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Re: Contacts at Record Labels...
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2005, 04:53:50 am »

CMJ used to publish a printed resource guide that cost about $99/year.  It covers radio, press, A & R, Radio Promotion, Publishing.  I used it for years to great effect.  It also tells you all the college radio stations info, including wattage, format and student population.  You can use this to target what stations to mail your disc to.  Now it's only available in on-line form.  http://www.cmj.com/company/faq.php#dir5.  It's worth looking into.  

I've been cold-calling labels, distributors, managers, music departments of film studios & publishers for 20 years off and on.  Also, "cold-mailing" press kits followed by a cold call.  Now and then you'll get a reaction out of someone.  I've received quite a few emails and letters from the effort of "cold-mailing".  You might only get a 10-20% success rate out of the effort, and it may feel like a message in the bottle mentality.  You'all also spend quite a bit of money doing it.

I've also had situations where people I don't even know pass a disc along to people they know in the business.  Then you get a call or email out of the blue.

Once I met a guy at a gig whose sister was married to the guitarist of the Psychedelic Furs.  A phone call and a press kit later, I was corresponding with the Furs guitarist and we were discussing plans to get someone prominent in the biz to take us under his wing and possibly set us up with some kind of deal.  

When we were with RedEye USA (distributor), they gladly provided me with an extensive mailing list that covered many important areas.
   
Ultimately, what I'm saying is you have to put yourself out there as much as you can afford to with the public, press, radio, and labels.  A lot of your packages may end up in the trash can unopened, but that's the risk you have to take unless you can find someone willing to represent you to the industry.
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Re: Contacts at Record Labels...
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2005, 08:16:58 am »

personally i can't worry about how someone else will use the list.

if they ruin their career by being an idiot, then they probably would have done just that anyway.  having a list of contacts will only accelerate their plan to fail.

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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2005, 10:04:42 am »

I was actually planning on using it to call some cool indie chix for a date...no harm in that right? If I don't call them how will I know what the new orange is?
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Re: Contacts at Record Labels...
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2005, 10:56:28 pm »

ok lets start.. this is not for the pussywimps;) sorry;) no, these are mainly blackmetal, deathmetal, metal labels, mostly in europe.. they were checked 2 weeks ago, so the mailadds schould work..I put it in quote with lil hope, email robots cant scan that shit..

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adipocere@wanadoo.fr
alex@deathgasm.com
alex@undercover-records.de
ALHuman@aol.com
andreasherrlin84@hotmail.com [Satanic Propaganda Records]
animate-records@web.de
apocalyptorrecords@iinet.net.au
Arcadia@arcadia666.com
arcanomusica@arcanomusica.com
arise@arisemetal.com
asenath@usa.net
ashenproductions@gmx.net
asphyxiate@iinet.iinet.au
axekilleronline@yahoo.fr
benni@cf-records.de
bestialburst@blackmetal.fi
bestialr@banat.ro
bjarke@targetdistribution.dk
blackearth@gmx.net
blackhate@gmx.de
blacklegion@evilhorderec.com
blacklegion@evilhorderec.com
blackmark@telia.com
black-tower@bluewin.ch [Black Tower Records]
blackwidow@tin.it
bloodbathrec@hotmail.com [Bloodbath Records]
bloodbucketproductions@hotmail.com
bloodyfanzine@yahoo.es [Bloody Productions]
BWHQ_BlackGoat@hotmail.com
ccp@privat.at
chris@twilight-vertrieb.de
christfuck@abv.bg
churchofdoom@yahoo.com [Church Of Doom Recordings]
Cityofthedead@gmx.de
Cohortrec@aol.com
comatosemusic@bellsouth.net
contact@freeandvirgin.com
contact@immensestorms.de
contact@jcmrecords.com
contact@melancholia-records.com
coopmusic@mcleodusa.net
corvus@gbg.bg
counterattack@dir.bg
cxxtbxxcher-rec@gmx.net
dan@bluelight.co.uk
darkhorizon666@hotmail.com
darkhorizon666@hotmail.com
darkmusic@netcabo.pt
david@gentlemen.ch
deviantrecords@gmx.de
domenico@theoath.it
doomcapital@hotmail.com
dr.blast@nuclearblast.de
dreamevil@adriacom.it
dunkelwald-productions@gmx.de
earoz@earache.com [Earache]
eclipse@online.no
eclipse-prod@sf.cz
el_diablo@divisionrecords.com
elegy666@elegyrecords.com
eodprod@interfree.it
espen@tubarec.com
eternaldark@hotmail.com
ewigerhassprod@linuxwaves.com
filip@agoniarecords.com
filippo@scarletrecords.it
fire@goodliferecordings.com
floydestudios@hotmail.com
folter.rec@snafu.de
furias@ssdnet.com.ar [Furias Records]
gametworecords@hotmail.com
general@leviathanrecords.com
godfather@lifeforcerecords.com [Life Force Records]
godismythrecords@hotmail.com
gorerotted@btconnect.com
grafik@massacre-records.de
graphics@necropolisrecords.com
grenyes@voliac.com
greywinged@yahoo.co.uk
grimort@hotmail.com
grodhaisn@seznam.cz
groo@netcom.no
gurkkhas@aol.com
hagal@usa.com
hailmim@alphalink.com.au
hammer@hammermuzik.com
harshbrutalcold@hotmail.com
heathendoom.music@swipnet.se
HellonEarthrec.@gmx.de
HellsHeadbangers@neo.rr.com
heretic_sound@sapo.pt
hhr@hammerheart.com
hiberica@hiberica.com
hmrock@hmrock.com.br
i_hate_records@hotmail.com
info.dtm@telefonica.net
info@.mastervox.fi
info@afm-records.de
info@afm-records.de
info@aggressorprod.com
info@anaelmusic.com
info@armageddonshop.com
info@atwar-records.com
info@avantgardemusic.com
info@avantgardemusic.com
info@avernusrecords.com.br
info@beyondprod.com
info@blackdevilrecords.com
info@blacklodge.se
info@blackmark.net
info@blacksun.se
info@bloatedgoatrecords.com
info@butchery-music.com
info@cacophonous.com
info@cacophonous.com
info@centurymedia.de
info@coldmeat.se
info@conquerec.com
info@crashmusicinc.com
info@cybermusic.nl
info@darkwind-records.de
info@diamondprod-e-shop.com
info@diehardmetalshop.dk
info@dissidentrecords.freeserve.co.uk
info@dragonslayer-records.ch
info@earth-ad.com
info@eerieartrecords.com
info@eibonrecords.com
info@empire-records.com.pl
info@fear-dark.com
'info@firebox.fi'
info@fmp666.com
info@forensickmusic.com
info@foreshadow.info
info@foreshadow.info [Foreshadow Productions]
info@foreverunderground.com
info@frontiers.it
info@gmrmusic.se
info@goregorecords.com
info@haceldama.com
info@hall-of-sermon.de
info@inchproductions.com
info@insideoutmusic.com
info@limb-music.de
info@massacre-records.com [Massacre Records]
info@massproduktion.y.se
info@medusarecords.net
info@metalblade.de
info@metalbloodmusic.com
info@metalrealms.com
info@no-colours-records.de
Info@northernblaze.com
Info@northernblaze.com [Northern Blaze Records]
info@no-sign-of-life.com
info@nuclearabominations.com
info@nuparadigmmusic.com
info@omegarecords.de
info@ozproductions.com
info@paganrecords.com.pl
info@plastichead.com
info@plastichead.com
info@poemproductions.com
info@primitiveartrecords.com
info@primitiveartrecords.com [Primitive Art Records]
info@prophecy.cd
info@pulsarlight.net
info@redblack.cz
info@regainrecords.com
info@regimentalrecords.com
info@revengeproductions.com
info@riseaboverecords.com
info@rivelrecords.com [Rivel Records]
info@schwarzdorn.de
info@s-c-r.de
info@s-c-r.de
info@season-of-mist.com
info@sleaszyrider.com
info@southernlord.com
info@thespew.org
info@thundering-records.com
info@trauma-musicstore.ch
info@trisol.de
info@unitedguttural.com [United Guttural Records]
info@vortexmotions.com
info@warlordrecords.com
info@weirdtruth.jp
info@xtreemmusic.com
info@xtrememusic.co.uk
information@napalmrecords.com
iso666@info-black.com
iwradio@[NoSpam]hotmail.com
j.mitchell@coldspring.co.uk
jason@ariserecords.com
jason@intolerantmessiah.com
jean_marc.werly@club-internet.fr
Jeannette@christhuntproductions.com
jorn@soulsellerrecords.com
julie@visiblenoise.com
karl@napalmrecords.com
ketzerdistro@37.com
kingdoms449@aol.com
kontakt@van-gbr.de
korgull@chartermi.net
kral.cedric@tiscali.fr
ktokrecs@hotmail.com
Kunsthall@gmx.ch
label@gwnrecords.com
lisa@peaceville.co.uk
listenable@wanadoo.fr
listenable@wanadoo.fr
lustritual@hotmail.com
mail@blackholemag.com
mail@centurymedia.de
mail@earache.com
mail@earache.com
mail@earache.com [Earache]
mail@nuclearblastusa.com
mail@rageofachilles.com
mail@roadrunnerrecords.de
mail@silverdust.de
mail@supernalmusic.com
mail@thecodebreaker.net
mailinglist@monsternation.se
mailorder@pervertedtaste.de
mailorder@pervertedtaste.de [Perverted Taste]
makahru@juno.com
make@medusa.tutka.fi [Faustian]
manager@osmoseproductions.com
mark@psycheDOOMelic.com
matt@bluelight.co.uk
metalblade@metalblade.com
metalblade@metalblade.com
metalbreath@volny.cz
metalwar@metalwarprod.com
mfn@music-for-nations.co.uk
michele@code666.net
michele@code666.net
michele@dreamcell11.com
minnesotapete@themightynimbus.com
MiriquidiProd2@addcom.de
moonfog@online.no
moonfog@online.no
morbidrecords@morbidrecords.de
morbidrecords@morbidrecords.de
morbidrecords@morbidrecords.de
Mordant@online.no
motosierra@ya.com
Munin@ostfront.info
nr@neurosis.com
nykta@hotmail.com
office@cudgel.de
office@demonware.com
office@impact-records.com
ordealis@hotmail.com
orders@darksymphonies.com
orders@sound-cave.com
osmose@osmoseproductions.com
ostara@oldlegend.com
oupiric@kaluga.ru
painiac@pandora.be
paul@necropolisrecords.com [Necropolis Records]
paul@peaceville.co.uk
PJH1029@aol.com
planet12th@hotmail.com
post@valgalder.com
powerviking@hotmail.com
press@sentinelireland.com [Sentinel Records]
promo@adrenaline.it
promo@coldbloodindustries.com
promo@cruzdelsurmusic.com
promo@eibonrecords.com
promo@equilibriummusic.com
promo@masterpiecedistribution.com
promo@mutilatedrecords.com
promo@neurotic-records.com
promo@neurotic-records.com
promo@osmoseproductions.com
promo@redstream.org
promo@redstream.org
promo_merciless@freenet.de
promo_merciless@freenet.de
promos@darksymphonies.com
promos@darksymphonies.com [Dark Synphonies]
promotion@karmageddonmedia.com
promotion@karmageddonmedia.com
promotion@spv.de
promotion@spv.de
Regin@westwall44.de
relapse@pettingzoo.nl
relapse@relapse.com
reto@steelefortress.ch
Retribute@aol.com
Retribute@aol.com
rich@lostdisciple.com [Lost Disciple Records]
ritchie@dunklerpoet.de
roadrunner@roadrunnerrecords.com
roman@displeasedrecords.com
ron@displeasedrecords.com
ron@displeasedrecords.com [Displeased Records]
ron@rottenrecords.com
rotten@rottenrecords.com
rotten@rottenrecords.com [Rotten Records]
ruholm@online.no
serenade4@yahoo.co.uk
service@CursedProductions.com
shadowflameprod@yahoo.co.uk
shindy@telecom.cz
shredded@t-online.de [Shredded Records]
SNEAK@SHIFTYRECORDS.COM
snoozyq@spii.net [Baphomet Records]
sound@lowlifemedia.net
soundriot@mail.telepac.pt
soundrioteurope@terra.com.br
spinefarm@spinefarm.fi
spinefarm@spinefarm.fi
steve@eclipserecords.com
stilldead@stilldead.com
sturt@start.no
support@blackmetal.com
sysadmin@wizardis.com.au [Impact Records]
theend@theendrecords.com
thorkraft@gmx.net
unfold@imagin.net
unifiedresistance@yahoo.com [Crimes Against Humanity Records]
ursprache@wanadoo.fr
usamail@earache.com [Earache]
utterlysomber@juno.com
void@debemur-morti.com
volker@merciless-records.de
warpath@wanadoo.fr
webmaster@ars-metalli.de
webmaster@centurymedia.de
webmaster@cudgel.de
webmaster@infernalfields.cjb.net
webmaster@ravenmetal.com
webmaster@redstream.org [Red Stream Inc.]
webmaster@trauma-musicstore.ch
webmaster@unholyrecords.com
webmistress@napalmrecords.com
WNocera@aol.com
Wolfgang.Funk@bmg.com
wounder@tin.it
zeenon@hotmail.com

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Re: Contacts at Record Labels...
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2005, 05:28:44 pm »

For $75, Pollstar sells a roster of everybody's name and number, etc. Record labels, publishers, you name it.
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Re: Contacts at Record Labels...
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2005, 09:59:47 pm »

that's one heck of a list!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WOW.
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Re: Contacts at Record Labels...
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2005, 11:15:33 pm »

well, and you (all) are welcome to continue it..Wink

and the best with the list.. the most emailadresses are working.. because we made the list 1 month ago, mailed em, and checked it 2 weeks ago..

but I don't know how usefull it is for you, because of the style the labels trade..
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Re: Contacts at Record Labels...
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2005, 09:13:31 am »

contacting labels or anyone in the biz in a place of power should be done with forethought and grace with purpose.
check out this link
it is the only real certified and updated place for the absolutely confirmed information
one must pay for it but like every good service it is well worth it if this is what you truly need and want
those of you who will complain about paying for it are probably not in need enough to really want it
since this is not a hobby for me
when i need the real deal contacts
i will pay for the A&R Registry so i don't have to fuck around with the wrong ones
this is because these damn A&R guys and their assistants are changing all the time

http://musicregistry.com/frame.html
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Re: Contacts at Record Labels...
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2005, 11:00:16 pm »

well,

my list is now 5 weeks old.. it's for damned free!! and you have nothing to loose.. Smile

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