New to NOMA Music? The best way to have us initially preview your songs is to direct us to a website where we can stream and listen. Reverbnation, Soundcloud, etc. Around ten songs is a good start.
We'll ask for more if we are interested. Prefer not to receive You Tube video links.
We prefer that you control 100 percent of the master recordings, the writers shares, and the publishing rights for any songs offered to us. This way we can go to you, the owner of the tracks, get the appropriate clearances, and then pay you directly.
Do not attach mp3s into emails and send our way unless we request for you to do so. If unsolicited initially, they will not be considered. When sending songs in (after we give you the go ahead), make sure that they are labeled with your name, song title, and year of the recording. This is very important but many songwriters don't do this. Song files do get separated from time to time, and if we don't know who sent them in, they get deleted.
Though we tend to work with and get requests for most styles of music, production demands do change, and some styles will become "hotter" than others, depending on a number of variables. You can always check our Music Wanted page to get an idea on some of the current music needs, though not everything we work on is posted.
We look for songs that have broadcast quality sound, and original songs with good melodies and hooks, and themes about everyday life, and can tell a story. We are not really interested in the obvious "computer made-computer generated" music that is out there. That's for other guys out there, but not for us.
Due to an increasing amount of music coming our way, we do our best to respond to all inquiries, but we will always contact those back who have music that we feel will fit in best with our ongoing needs and requests.
For record labels, managers and management companies, music attorneys, publishing companies, and those representing multiple acts, we recommend phoning in directly. Ask for Mike.
Use firstname.lastname@example.org as the initial main contact address to forward music links. Direct to Jim's attention. He's the man!
If you prefer human contact, we can take phone calls on (805)-498-4900 or (805)-498-5240, and we are located on the west coast of the USA, so allow for the time differences if you do want to phone in.