Demo My Song™ | Frequently Asked Questions

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What does Demo My Song™ do exactly?

We help you promote your music by creating professional recordings of your song or lyrics.  Market the finished recording as you wish or join our label Laetoli Music and get everything you need to release your music commercially including song mastering, album artwork, and distribution via iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and more.

Can I upload a song to Demo My Song™ for a consultation?

You can upload your song materials on our website after placing an order from our Get Started page.

If you wish to chat about the specifics of your project with a Demo My Song™ producer before submitting your order please call 323-206-6530 for assistance or email us at info@demomysong.com.

Will Demo My Song™ buy my song or lyrics?

No, we do not buy songs or lyrics.  If you wish to hire the Demo My Song™ team you pay a one-time fee to us to co-write and/or record your song demo or “radio-ready” production.

Do I have creative control or input during the process?

Yes, this is a collaborative effort and we want to hear from you before we get started on the music.  Also, you can decide if you prefer things like male or female vocals or instruments in the band.  Of course, if you want us to decide, that’s fine too.  It is always our goal through effective communication to nail the track that you are hearing in your head.

Can I hear examples of songs Demo My Song™ has produced?

Yes, listen to our samples.  You can also purchase tracks we’ve produced on iTunes and more.

Who keeps the rights to the finished song and recording?

You decide.  We offer Co-Publishing Agreements (50/50 copyright split) or Work For Hire Agreements (you get 100% of the rights).  When you co-publish your songs we also provide mastering, album artwork, and distribution via iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and more (90+ sites in total).

Will Demo My Song™ help with marketing?

Yes, when you co-publish a song with us we not only distribute it via sites like iTunes, Amazon and more, we also pledge to seek placement opportunities for your music in tv, commercials and film.

When my song sells, how do I get paid?

If opting for a Work For Hire Agreement you would be responsible for marketing the song on your own.  In that case we make no claim to future royalties and you can do as you see fit with the music.  When co-publishing with our sister company, Laetoli Music we split the revenue of with you 50/50 and you will receive a report of sales along with a check for your share of revenue twice each year.  We suggest you join a performing rights organization (ASCAP, BMI, or SESAC) so that you can also collect all your songwriter royalties.

Who is behind Demo My Song™?

Demo My Song™ was founded by music producer and Berklee Alum, Trystan Matthews in 2004.  We offer a select team of talented producers, musicians, and songwriters to collaborate with you online or in person.  Meet the staff.

How much does it cost?
How do I pay?

We accept credit cards via paypal or you can mail us a check.

Can I pay in installments?

Yes, you can break up the cost to produce a song in as many payments as you would like.  Please note however, that we don’t begin production until the project is paid in full.

What is your revision/refund policy?

Our studio engineers, producers, and musician all deserve to get paid for their time. If we produce the song for you and you don’t like it, we are not in a position to offer a refund but instead, we will perform one full round of revisions (up to an entire re-do if needed) without additional charge.

How long does it take?

Our normal turnaround time is about 2-3 weeks

What file formats do you accept?

For music files, we prefer wav, aif, mp3, m4a, or wma.  We can also work with Pro Tools session files.  For lyrics and chords charts etc… we prefer .txt, .doc, .docx, .rtf, .jpg, or .pdf.  Please inquire if your song is in another format.    

Can I record my own vocals on my song?

Yes.  First we record all the instrumental tracks here.  Then we send you a rough mix of the song which you can record your vocals too in a professional studio near you.  Then you send us back your vocal tracks (as raw unprocessed wav files) that we then mix with the track and create the final master.

Will I make a profit on my investment?

Any time a song is released, some make money and some don’t make any at all.  It takes time and a concerted effort over time to build a dedicated fan-base who will pay for your music.  If you plan to self-market your finished song there are a number of resources which we are happy to share with you.  Our sister company, Laetoli Music was started on behalf of the songwriters with whom we’ve co-published songs.

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