WHEN You Register with Us As An Artist, If you interested as a Songwriter in having Us Match Your Original Songs to New Performers, Send Us Links to YOUR Best Original Performances, as well as, Lyric Sheets for Those Songs!
If YOU only have Lyrics or Just Do Instrumentals (that are structured for vocals) that is fine too! Just Send Text Files Directly to Us and Link Us to Instrumental Tracks!
“Well I know their [Epigram Records] opinion won’t be right all the time, but at least it’ll probably be right more of the time than anyone around here!” - Join Dan Layton / EPIGRAM Registered Artist!
We'll Send YOU a Questionnaire, Designed to Find Out as Much About You as we can As A Songwriter and Person, so we have An Idea about What Kinds of Songs You would like to Write and What Your Aspirations are as far as a Musical Career!
It’ll be A Lot Easier to Help YOU Reach Your Dreams If We Know What YOUR Dreams Are!
“I’ve got this feeling that if you were going to do something great, that at first people would think it wasn't very good, unless they were looking for the next great thing, like say a record company maybe!” - Join Kelsey Caldwell / EPIGRAM Registered Artist!
After We Evaluate YOUR Originals and Questionnaire, You can Start Sending Us Songs in Any Genre! When You Send Us a Song, We’ll Ask You to Send Us Links to Three Songs of the Same Genre (and released in the last ten years) that You Feel YOUR SONG Compares Favorably to, and Could Become as Popular with Fans!
“I’m kind of embarrassed to say this, in fact it’s really strange, since I’m in a pretty good band, but I write this kind of Sia like stuff, that I don’t know where it comes from, but if it makes some money and some sad girl happy that would be dope!” - Join Noah Sullivan / EPIGRAM Registered Artist!
We'll Also have You Send Us a Version of Each Song with No Vocal Track and a PDF, RTF (or similar file) with Lyrics and Chords (this obviously doesn’t apply if you are just sending us lyrics or an instrumental)!
These Files Will Help Us Communicate Quickly with You About Any Suggested Changes We Might Have to Lyrics or Structure!
“Even if I end up an insurance agent [fake gags] I still want to be able to say that I did something awesome! And given what I can do, this seems like my most likely road to at least some kind of awesomeness!” - Join Logan Hamilton / EPIGRAM Registered Artist!
The Links You Send Us to Comparable Songs will Give Us a Starting Point in Our Discussion with You about Your Songs! But that in No Way Means that Your Song has to Sound Like Anyone Else’s!
But it does mean that When We Start Breaking Your Song Down into its Component Parts (melody, lyrics, structure, etc.) and comparing it to other Songs in its Genre, Most Listeners Should Feel that, Most Your Songs Component Parts, Equal or Exceed those of Comparable Songs! And When the Parts are Put Together, Listeners Should Really Feel at a Gut Level That Your Song is just as Good, or Better than Comparable Songs!
But Don’t Worry if Your Song isn’t There Yet, or if You Don’t Know if it is their yet, that’s what we are here for! To Help You by Giving You Results Oriented Feedback and a Chance to Get Out of the Echo Chamber of Your Head for awhile.
We’ll Often Offer You Changes to Lyrics, Structure, etc., that You are Free to Take or Leave, or Use to Inspire Further Changes by You that Make Your Song Even Stronger and More Engaging!
“The only way you can get good at analyzing songs, is seeing and hearing a lot of different songs start as nothing and kind of become something. I imagine that people at record companies see that a lot more than my friends do!” - Join Madi White / EPIGRAM Registered Artist!
If You are just Sending Us Lyrics or an Instrumental Track, all the requirements about Links to Comparable Songs Apply!
Beyond that, Whether We are Talking Lyrics or Instrumental, We would like a Detailed Explanation of Your Vision of the Song!
Then We’ll Make Your Song Available to the Appropriate Staffers and Fellow Registered Artists and See What Happens!
“I don’t get the sense that many of the songwriters that I'm into went to “songwriting seminars” or music schools. I just think that really living and getting really into it is the best engine for songwriting!” - Join Bryan Thomas / EPIGRAM Registered Artist!
After some Back and Forth on Your Song, We'll Hopefully Reach a Point Where We All Agree that Your Song has Real Potential, If We Can Match it up with the Right Performer(s) and Production!
At that point We’ll Make Lyrical Phrases from Your Song Available to other Registered Artists and Bands to Audition!
After we see a Number of Performers that We Like, Audition Different Parts of Your Song, We’ll Forward Their Audition Videos to You and get Your Input!
Again, after we all Agree on the Right Artist or Band, We’ll Collect Your Notes on Your Vision of the Song (Production Wise) and Hash Out an Arrangement that Everybody Feels Will Work. Then We’ll Start Producing Your Song!
“When I write a song I tend to hear it like all complete in my head and I’m sure people at record companies can kind of do it to, but my friends don’t really listen they just wonder whose house party we’re going to. It’s kind of frustrating, really.” - Join Emma Kieran / EPIGRAM Registered Artist!
We Should Make It Clear, before we go any further, We Aren’t Looking to Produce ’Vanity’ Songs to Satisfy Somebody’s Ego (although there are people that do that for a handsome price) or a Song Good Enough to be ‘filler’ on an album (though songs like that sometimes have their place).
For our First Song with You, We are Looking to Produce A Song that Enhances Both Your Reputation and Ours! A song that Actually Generates Revenue, Since We are Paying the Entire Freight on the Cost of Producing the Song!
Yes, You Aren't Paying Anything, to Produce and Market a Song that Could Change Your Life (unlike the ‘vanity’ route - that’ll cost you, but probably won’t change anything)!
Once You Release Your First Song with Us, We Might All Start Talking Publishing Contract, which You Might Think is a Pretty Good Idea after You See How Well We Matched a Performer with Your Song - But hey, One Thing at a Time!
“Every songwriter I’ve ever heard, said something kind of like Merle Haggard, who said something like ‘you write all the bad songs to get to the good ones.’ I figure that signing up with them [Epigram Records] will at least keep me motivated to keep writing and get to the ‘good ones.’ “ - Join Eric Stone / EPIGRAM Registered Artist!
So Whether You Just Want to Write One Big Single (so you can say been there, done that) or You Want to Go All the Way and Try For SONGWRITING LEGEND Status, REGISTER with US AS AN ARTIST TODAY!
Remember that In Addition to Sending Us Your Songs, You Can Also Audition as a Vocalist via ’Singing Selfies’and/or Send Us Completely Produced Demos for Thorough Evaluation and Feedback!
We Look Forward to Working with You and Furthering Your Fortunes and Ours! - the staff of Epigram Records