FAQ / What do you mean when you say that compilations will increase the amount of channels available to me?
An artist’s album has the potential to be available for many different types of channels and markets: broadcast (Pandora, SiriusXM, etc.), territory sub-licensees and sub-distributors (Canada, India, USA, Japan, etc.), production libraries (Rumblefish, APM, etc.) and more. Yet some of these entities are choosey. In fact, each entity could reject your original album—it happens every day. For instance, Pandora accepts only a small amount of submissions—definitely not 100% (more like 30%). Targeted album compilations increase your chances of acceptance. Recent example: We submitted works from one of our label partners to various licensees and sub-licensees, and almost none of their works were accepted. We were not discouraged, and instead we created and submitted multiple “best of,” “artistic,” “genre-based” and “thematic” compilations of the label’s works. the licensees selected most of these new compilations because they were targeted and individually prepared by our experienced A&R staff for those specific channels.
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