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Want To Sign To Defected? Here's How To Submit Your Demo

15 September 2023 | 1:14 pm | Jessie Lynch

Aspiring artists are now presented with a golden opportunity to submit their demos through the LabelRadar platform to Defected Records.

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In a groundbreaking move that's set to reshape the landscape of electronic music Defected Records has joined forces with LabelRadar, the demo submission platform within The Beatport Group's Music Services division.

Defected Records is now welcoming demo submissions from artists across the globe here, presenting aspiring artists with a golden opportunity to submit their demos through the LabelRadar platform to Defected Records and its diverse array of sub-labels, including D4Dance, DFTD, Glitterbox, Big Love, Soulfuric, Nu Groove, Classic, 4TTF, DVINE Sounds, Stay True Sounds, and The Remedy Project.

The collab aims to democratise access to record labels, empowering emerging artists and giving the label further ways to discover fresh musical talent.

Ed Brew, director of business development for Beatport Music Services and co-founder of LabelRadar, said: "Defected Records is one of the most respected and iconic labels in electronic music. In addition to releasing some of the most celebrated tracks in electronic music, their achievements in philanthropy are a shining example of what our industry is capable of.”

“This deal enables our artist community to have access to decision-makers at Defected, giving them their shot with one of the greatest labels in the world. We are delighted to welcome them to LabelRadar."

Wez Saunders, CEO & owner of Defected Records, added: “Having worked with developing acts for nearly two decades, finding and nurturing new talent is high on my agenda.”

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“Demos have historically been a challenge for us, however with LabelRadar we believe we have found a solution that will help streamline this process and enable our A&Rs more quality time to check and review demos for the labels within the Defected ecosystem.”

Defected Records joins labels like Toolroom, Armada, Monstercat, Mixmash, Heldeep, Anjuna, NCS, Blanco y Negro, Drumcode, and more who have jumped on board LabelRadar's platform.

“Cultivating innovation and fostering connections within the DJ music community lie at the heart of Beatport’s mission,” said Robb McDaniels, CEO of the Beatport Group. “This partnership represents a significant stride forward for LabelRadar and Beatport as we continue to reshape the dynamics of music discovery and propel the next generation of electronic music luminaries onto the global stage.”

Defected Records’ head of A&R Allan Nicoll added, “I have spent many years trying to find the best way to deal with an unrelenting inbox, and LabelRadar is the definitive solution: streamlining the process, liberating valuable time for concentrated artist development, and propelling our commitment to nurturing exceptional musical talent.”