Attention Artists: How to Make a Demo That Cuts Through

I found this article on Nostairway Media.  It offers some pointers on how to submit the perfect demo.

[W]hat exactly makes a good demo. Is it simply down to looks and style? Is it just about having a good voice? Is it all about picking a genre of music that is currently popular?

The answer is that it isn’t any one thing which makes a demo good. Artists trying to hit the big time need to work on all areas of their performance and have a well thought out image. A good voice is absolutely essential (no matter what you may have heard) but it is by no means enough on its own.

Read more here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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