Defected Records is Now Open for Demo Submissions via LabelRadar
Defected Records is Now Open for Demo Submissions via LabelRadarSeptember 12, 2023
Founded in 1999 by Simon Dunmore, Defected Records has solidified its position as a cornerstone in the international house music community. Boasting an impressive repertoire of chart-topping dance floor hits from heavyweight artists like Jamie Jones, John Summit, Hannah Wants, Masters at Work, CamelPhat, MK, Purple Disco Machine, Riva Starr, and so many more, Defected Records represents the pinnacle of house music excellence. Defected Records was acquired by Wez Saunders 2022, who now serves as CEO.
This groundbreaking moment signifies the first time Defected Records has opened up its demo submissions, enabling artists to submit a track to Defected and its group of sub-labels: D4 Dance, DFTD, Glitterbox, Big Love, Soulfuric, Nu Groove, Classic Music Company, 4 To The Floor, and The Remedy Project.
Defected has been focused on supporting new talent, most recently with Defected’s ‘Unsung Heroes’ initiative — giving up-and-coming DJs a chance to become resident DJs for the label in various locations worldwide. Now, they have joined LabelRadar to open up demo submissions and discover the next wave of talented producers that will join the ranks of their storied artist roster!
Wez Saunders, CEO and owner of Defected Records commented: “Having worked with developing acts for nearly two decades, finding and nurturing new talent is high on my agenda. 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.”
“Navigating the deluge of demos that flood any record label can be an exhilarating yet demanding experience,” said Allan Nicoll, Head A&R of Defected Records. “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.”
LabelRadar is an important part of Beatport’s Music Services division, whose goal is to provide a powerful suite of tools to help support artists and labels. By partnering up with LabelRadar, the A&R team at Defected will now have a streamlined demo submission process, empowering both up-and-coming artists and the label itself to review new submissions in an efficient way.
Defected Records joins labels such as Toolroom, Armada Music, Monstercat, Black Hole Recordings, Axtone, Drumcode, Anjunabeats, and many others in leveraging the capabilities of LabelRadar’s platform.
LabelRadar continues to change the landscape of music discovery at the demo submission stage, democratizing access to key decision-makers in the industry for all artists.