From the Team / 31 August 2023

Opportunities picks in 2023: Land record deals, gigs, and more

BandLab August Opportunities Picks

Your ticket to success may be lying within this list of hand-picked Opportunities! Ready to revive those dreams and transform them into reality? Hit submit, shine a light on your work, and open the doors to your big break.

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Opportunities Picks: August 2023

Record deal: Ink a record deal with Tru Thoughts 

Ink a record deal with Tru Thoughts in August Opportunities

This genre-blurring label firmly believes that good music is simply good music. Whether your passion lies in downtempo instrumentals, banging club tracks, or infectious reggae beats, your talent deserves the spotlight. Show the team what you’ve got and become a part of this diverse indie roster, boasting credits like Moonchild, Sly5thAve, and Hot 8 Brass Band.

Professional services: Chart your path with Artistry Records

score a music and career consultation with Artistry Records

Don’t let your dreams of becoming a celebrated music producer, thriving rockstar, or skilled songwriter remain out of reach. Wow the team at Artistry Records with your talents, and score a valuable 30-minute music and career consultation. Backed by Grammy-winning music executive Max Gousse and Universal Music Group, this exclusive consultation could set you on the path to success.

Professional services: Finetune your mix with Jaime Velez

Feel like your fresh single is missing that X factor? Cop this exclusive opportunity to receive personalized feedback from veteran mix engineer, Jaime Velez. This audio guru is known for his work with celebrated artists like Khalid, The Chainsmokers, and Meghan Thee Stallion. Hit submit for a dose of his expert touch.

Professional services: Get pro insights from Bryan Cook

Score a Pro Feedback session with Bryan Cook in BandLab's August Opportunities.

Picture this: your best work in the hands of legendary mix engineer, Bryan Cook. With over two decades of experience, Bryan has worked with industry giants like U2, One Republic, and Switchfoot. Hit submit to secure a Pro Feedback session and receive personalized written notes from the master himself, covering everything from production tips to mix improvements and creative arrangement ideas.

Opportunities Picks: July 2023

Feature: Get your single on vinyl postcards by Unified MFG

Get your single on vinyl postcards by Unified MFG | July Opportunities

Have your new single mastered AND pressed on 100 custom vinyl postcards – perfect for limited edition merch and to hear your music in high quality, analog glory. Seize this chance to showcase your music in a unique way via merch production and printing company, Unified MFG.

Record deal: Join Pitch & Prose’s epic roster

Join Pitch & Prose’s epic roster | July Opportunities

Grab the attention of the A&R team at Pitch & Prose, and you could secure a record deal that covers it all – from distribution to promotion to production. Join their esteemed roster alongside celebrated names like Knightingale, Paper Citizen, Ariel Hill, and Jenna & the Janes.

Feature: Get heard by millions on idobi Radio

Get heard by millions on idobi Radio | July Opportunities

Looking to make your mark as an emerging artist? This is your chance to score an exclusive interview AND coveted spot in idobi Radio’s ‘Fresh Picks’ rotation – for an entire month. The best part? This alternative digital music stream boasts an incredible 8 million monthly tune-ins. Don’t miss your chance to showcase your music to the masses.

Feature: Score an artist feature in The FADER

Score an artist feature in The FADER | July Opportunities

Flaunt your original music, and claim an exclusive interview and homepage feature on The FADER. This online music authority is celebrated for its discovery and championing of emerging music and artists. But wait, there’s more! Get camera-ready for a custom photoshoot, and steal the spotlight in their newsletter and buzzing social media channels.

Opportunities Picks: June 2023

Record deal: Catch Fierce Panda Records’ attention

June Opportunities Picks: A record deal with Fierce Panda Records.

There’s a spot open on the roster of this famed UK indie label, and they want YOU. Fierce Panda Records boasts a rich legacy spanning over two decades, releasing early singles and pivotal albums for legendary artists like Coldplay, Keane, and Death Cab For Cutie. Now, they’re looking for the next wave of standout talent to represent. Show them what you’ve got and seize this record deal before it’s too late!

Campaign: Score a billboard campaign with Blip Billboards

June Opportunities Picks: A campaign with Blip Billboards.

Got an upcoming release that deserves to be heard? Don’t let it slip under the radar. Blip Billboards wants to take your music nationwide with an exclusive digital billboard campaign (worth $1,000). This is your chance to promote your brand and showcase your talent across the US. Plus, captivate thousands of passersby, and turn them into your devoted fans.

Radio play: Get heard by millions on 95.5 KLOS

The Heidi and Frank Show on LA’s 95.5 KLOS radio station is on the lookout for talent to feature on its weekly “Stay or Go” segment. Here’s how it works: your music will be played on-air as listeners vote for you to “stay” with a second song, or “go” with just one. You may even land a live phone interview with Heidi and Frank. Don’t miss this chance to reach one of the largest radio markets in the US!

Feature: Gain mass exposure with NME

June Opportunities Picks: Get featured on NME.

This music media powerhouse wants to get all eyes and ears on you. Catch the attention of the NME Radar editorial team, and score unparalleled global exposure in the form of an exclusive photoshoot, homepage feature, social media mentions, playlist placements, and more. Now that’s what we call the full rockstar treatment.

Opportunities Picks: May 2023

Record deal: Be Breakpoint Booking’s next star

2023 Opportunities Picks | Sign a record deal with Breakpoint Booking

The spotlight is calling! Influential talent agency, Breakpoint Booking, is on a mission to uncover new talent for its diverse roster. Step right up and claim your spot next to established artists like Janet Jackson and Keke Palmer. The best part? All music genres are welcome.

Record deal: Score a spot in We Are Triumphant

Sign a record deal with We Are Triumphant | 2023 Opportunities Picks BandLab

We Are Triumphant is scouring the talent pool to find the next sensation to join its esteemed roster. This music label has shaped some of the most promising careers in the industry. Electrify the team with your sound to secure your place alongside celebrated acts like Neck Deep, Sworn In, Oh, Weatherly, and Black Tongue.

Record deal: Join forces with Manic Kat Records

Manic Kat Records record deal | 2023 Opportunities Picks BandLab

Into punk, emo, or metalcore? This might just be the opportunity of a lifetime. Join the audacious roster of Manic Kat Records, and watch your career flourish under its full suite of services. Think everything from marketing to tour booking to PR. Take a leap of faith and hit submit for your chance to shine.

Record deal: Get noticed by Pavement Entertainment

Pavement Entertainment record deal | BandLab 2023 Opportunities Picks

Don’t skip over this unmissable chance to join Pavement Entertainment’s illustrious roster. This powerhouse music label is behind a decade’s worth of chart-topping hits, featuring artists like Puddle of Mudd, Plush, and Candlebox. Impress them with your sound and seize a coveted spot among their ranks.

Opportunities Picks: April 2023

Record deal: Join indie label CI Records’ roster

With CI Records, your punk rock ethos will be right at home. The Lancaster-based indie label behind bands like August Burns Red and Texas in July is looking for new blood. If your music falls in the genres of emo, alt-rock, or heavy metal, this could be your big break! Enter your song now for a chance to join a hardcore roster of punk/metal maestros.

Program: Win a scholarship to LAAMP’s lauded music program

The Los Angeles Academy for Artists & Music Production (LAAMP) is giving away two scholarships to its acclaimed Online Mirror Program, worth $4,900 each! As part of the 2023/2024 cohort, you’ll get exclusive guidance from notable mentors like Ne-Yo and Diplo, and polish your music production skills in a hands-on setting. Ready to gain new insight into the music industry?

Record deal: Sign a deal with GRXTESQUE Records

If you’re looking for a way to get your genre-defying music out there, look no further than GRXTESQUE Records. The forward-thinking label backs atypical artists like ✦pink cig✦, KEEPMYSECRETS, Burgos, and more. Their A&R team is looking for fresh talent in emo rap, melodic metalcore, dark trap, and other fringe genres. Submit your song now for a chance to ink that deal!

Live performance: Be the star of an intimate Mahogany Session

Renowned for curating cinematic music videos in unique locations – Mahogany features a diverse mix of artists, from emerging talents to stars like Billie Eilish, Hozier, and Flume. If you want to see a creative take of your song, seize this chance to perform in your own stunning Mahogany Session filmed by their acclaimed creative team. Get your music heard by their 894K music-hungry YouTube following, and see your standout video on their website and socials!

Opportunities Picks: March 2023

Live performance: Play at the Maho Rasop Festival in Bangkok

Acts like Bombay Bicycle Club, Cornelius, and Slowdive have graced the vibrant event – be the next to make your mark at Maho Rasop. The indie music festival is looking for daring BandLab creators to perform in Bangkok this December. Enter your track now for a chance to join a diverse line-up of fresh and renowned acts from across the world!

Record deal: Be spotted by Tru Thoughts Recordings

Tru Thoughts’ roster spans from Moonchild to Hot 8 Brass Band and Quantic – there’s bound to be a spot for you. Championing genre-bending artists, they’re looking for bold BandLab creators to add to their diverse roster. Leave an impression on their A&R team, and you’re one step closer to getting repped by the eclectic label!

Opportunities Picks: February 2023

Competition: Score a free song entry to Unsigned Only 2023

Got what it takes to impress? Your ultimate showstopper track deserves a chance in the Unsigned Only competition. Score a free song submission to enter 2023’s edition, where you’ll have a level-playing field to display your talent. On top of that hefty $20,000 cash prize, five of seven winners have gone on to sign record label deals – so don’t miss out on this HUGE chance.

Record deal: Be chosen to sign as an official MONO Artist

If you aren’t afraid of challenging the status quo, MONO wants to stand behind your cause. They’re looking to rep talented emerging artists with a feature across their channels, $500 worth of gear, and more! Don’t sleep on this chance to join MONO’s esteemed roster of artists, and break the mold with a visionary music brand.

Opportunities Picks: January 2023

Record deal: Catch the eye of Silver Gun Records

LA-based indie label Silver Gun Records represents artists who push boundaries and spread powerful messages through their music. Sounds like you? Their A&R team is all ears. They’re seeking fresh talent to join progressive artists like Kennedy Williams and Marty Crown on their diverse roster. Enter your music for a chance to work closely with their skilled creative team to bring your story to life!

Performance: Collaborate with cherished guitar brand Harmony

Harmony has been making cherished guitars since 1982, igniting musical journeys worldwide. You could be the lucky artist selected to receive a Harmony guitar from the legendary brand. That’s not all. You’ll star in an intimate Harmony Home Sessions performance showcased on their website, newsletter, and social channels. Send in your music now for a chance to secure this MASSIVE prize.

Feature: Get your song featured on Relix Magazine’s CD Sampler

Relix Magazine features celebrated artists like Phish, Brittany Howard, The National, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Weir, The Lumineers, and more. Are YOU the talented artist to get a feature on their CD Sampler in its upcoming June 2023 issue? Have your song placed on over 100,000 CD copies, with a bio and print ad within the internationally-distributed magazine. Plus, stream your music on their Spotify playlist and promote your music across their social channels. Jump on this opportunity now!

Feature: Score a coveted feature on The FADER

Seen our talented BandLab artists get their moment to shine on The FADER? You could be next! The iconic magazine wants to spotlight yet another ambitious BandLab creator. Stand a chance to score a custom interview and photoshoot – promoted on their homepage, social media channels, and newsletter. All you have to do is put forth your best track for a shot.

Success is in your grasp! Seize these amazing Opportunities and build the career you’ve been dreaming of.

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