I get this question all the time. The short answer is both yes and no. Read on.
I’ve worked in the music business for many years and I know many of the decision-makers. But, the doors are only open to me (or anyone in this business) for as long as I don’t abuse the lines of communication by always sending unsolicited music. Additionally, each time I send along someone’s music for consideration, my reputation is on the line.
So, I did something about that. I started a company called Music Xray whereby all of my contacts (and plenty of people I know only by reputation) have agreed to listen to everything submitted to them with a promise to reply directly to you. That is the best I can do. If they love your music, you’ll get a deal. If they don’t (or if they hear some other music they like better for the particular opportunity), you won’t. But they DO listen and respond. And that’s a guarantee.
In fact, it’s the ONLY place industry professionals guarantee they will listen and respond. So, please don’t ask me to shop your music. I just don’t do that. If you do ask me, you’ll probably get a link to this page in response. Don’t take it personally. I just don’t have enough time to personally respond to everyone with a customized message saying this same thing.
I’ve been in your position. I know how hard it is. That’s one of the primary reasons Music Xray was created.
Over one hundred thousand musicians are finding that Music Xray is effective at getting their music to the professionals who are currently seeking new music and talent. See some success stories here. If you want to make sure industry professionals are truly into this, see some of what they say about it here.