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Music Submissions Guidelines
If you would like to submit your music for consideration for our music catalogue please pay attention to the following:
- Do not call or email asking if it is okay to send music, we listen to everything that comes across our desk. Sometimes this takes a while, so please allow four to six weeks before querying if your music has been received and reviewed.
- Our core focus is high-quality production music. If you care enough about your music that you want other people to pay attention to it, you need to make sure it stands out. We love new and exciting music. For your music to stand a better chance to get noticed, make sure you send us finished tracks NOT demos, unless they are brain-meltingly good.
- You must own and control 100% of the copyright in both the composition and master recording. Sound-alikes and samples are not permitted.
- We do not accept any music on a non-exclusive basis. We act as the exclusive music publisher for the compositions in our library, promoting and representing them to our clients worldwide through a network of sub publishers.
- Make sure you are not under an exclusive agreement with another publisher.
- Please do NOT email mp3s as they will be deleted.
- Please submit a streaming link ONLY for 5-8 songs to email@example.com and any other info that you think is pertinent.
And last but not least: here is something to remember: the music library business is a long term journey. Chances are you will not become an overnight millionaire! Music libraries are all about growing a steady stream of long term income. Compare it to rolling a snowball, but a snowball that sometimes rolls quickly, sometimes slowly. Quick or slow, it still grows.
We know it is not a great sales pitch but it is the reality of the business. And it says something about the Stock Music philosophy: we don’t over-sell or make huge promises to you. We just work hard, do our utmost best and with that attitude we hope you will stay and grow with us.
Michael Raphael – Numerous Golden & Platinum Records
Michael Raphael has composed music for over 1000 TV and film projects and has been rewarded with Platinum and Golden records. Recently, he worked with Disney Records as a songwriter/producer, which included Miley Cyrus records and Disney Mania projects.
He was signed to Capital Records with his band Jailhouse in 1988 (which is still in rotation on VH-1 Classic). In 1999, he was signed by Randy Jackson to Columbia records with his band Neve, leading to a hit song, It’s Over Now, which placed on the Billboard charts. Neve also toured with acts like KISS, Rage Against The Machine, The Black Crowes, and many more.
As a producer and engineer, Michael has worked with dozens of up and coming artists and has just completed two pop/rock projects for Columbia/Sony. He has also worked side by side with platinum producer Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Avril Lavigne and Escape the fate).
For more info on Michael Raphael, visit his Facebook page.
Andrea Terrano – maverick of the music industry
Andrea picked up his first guitar at the age of 6. Initially classically trained, he later moved on to modern styles, employing electric guitars and performing original music with bands. Part Sicilian, part Ukrainian, he grew up on a diet of Russian folk, Klezmer and the Italian harmony tradition. In addition to the guitar, Andrea also plays bass and keyboards. At 14 he bought his first 4 track recorder, and thus began his experimentation with sound, as he recalls: ‘I remember lying on my bed with headphones at night, listening to the raindrops through a microphone hanging down from the window.’
After a brief spell in the compulsory Italian military service, Andrea left the shores of his homeland for London, and to study his beloved music further. The next two years were essential in terms of both experience and influences. Gaining his first job as sound engineer/producer, Andrea soaked up a wealth of recording knowledge, all the time concentrating on his own music while he worked as a producer, guitarist or sound engineer.
As a session guitarist, Andrea’s style has been influenced by world music, resulting in a colourful pot pourri of Russian, Gypsy, Klezmer, hip hop, dub, soul, Latin, Cuban and African sounds. He has performed with some of the best exponents of these styles throughout the UK and Europe, and has also released a number of records, with styles ranging from dub and ambient. He often collaborates with Basement Jaxx. His many influences include Ennio Morricone (Andrea even studied with the master himself!), Vangelis, Arvo Pärt, Gavin Bryars, Bach, Vivaldi and Brian Eno to mention a few.
In addition to being a guitarist and composer Andrea is also a highly accomplished producer and sound engineer, which is why his tracks are not only good, they also sound great!
Aleksandrs Hromcovs aka Max Bronco – ultramodern and cutting edge
Making and riding waves into the music industry has been Alex’s ambition. He started out as a studio engineer in London. Through this experience, he moved into producing and writing music for other artists and ended up being signed to Warner Chappell. During those years Alex worked on remixes and original productions for Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, DEV, Tinchy Stryder, Basement Jaxx, Stafford Brothers, Sander Van Doorn, Crystal Waters and many more. The music he collaborated on charted and received a lot of support from radio stations across the globe, including BBC1xtra, Radio 1, Kiss FM & Choice FM in the UK.
Over the last couple of years, Alex has been steadily developing his career as a composer for film and tv, getting regular usage from his music all over the world on channels such NETFLIX, HBO, BBC, Channel 4 and Amazon PRIME.
With an ear towards the contemporary, Alex’s musical sound is one of ultramodern and cutting edge, giving productions energy and character.
James ‘Jimmy’ Kaleth – Two Golden Records & Montreux Diamond Award Winner
As an entirely self-taught musician Jimmy Kaleth has enjoyed a long and successful career in the music business, having started out as a vocalist and playing keyboards with the Prog Rock band Jonesy and winning the Montreux Diamond Award for best rock album of the year.
He has since worked as a recording artist with top record producers including George Martin (the Beatles), Shel Talmy (the Who, The Kinks), Tom Allom (the Eurythmics, Judas Priest) and Rupert Hine (Tina Turner).
Jimmy has written songs with some notable composer-songwriters including Jona Lewie (Don’t Stop The Cavalry), Jimmy Ruffin (What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted), Mike O’Donnell (Thomas The Tank Engine), Ian Livingstone (My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding).
In 1985 Jimmy co-wrote the UK entry for the Eurovision song contest “Love is…”, coming 4th in Gothenburg, Sweden. For this achievement he was awarded a certificate of honour.
For his composing contribution to Laura Branigan’s album “Self-Control” he won a U.S.A. Golden Record and a UK Silver Record. He also received a U.S.A. Golden Record for the Sam Harris album.
Jimmy’s music has featured in ad slots, and TV/film productions worldwide including Hells Kitchen USA (promo), Nokia, Britain’s Empty Homes (Channel 4), Attenborough’s Paradise Birds (BBC 2), The One Show, Location Location Location, Palace Pets (promo, Disney Junior), The Girl Who Talked To Dolphins (BBC4, Scottish BAFTA nominee), Click (BBC), CSI, CSI Miami, NCIS, Niptuck, Top Gear, Midsomer Murders, Animal Planet, Dancing With The Stars, Eurotrash, Timewatch, Double Your House For Half The Money, Oprah Winfrey Show, Homes Under The Hammer, America’s Next Top Model, Casualty, Snog Marry Avoid, Celebrity Masterchef, Horizon, Saturday Night Live, and A Bit Of Fry & Lawrie.
He’s one busy tiger!!