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 free consultation?

Absolutely, here is our upload form.  

Upload Form

Send us your song materials.
  • Tell us everything we should know about the song. What are your influences? What is the style/genre of music you would like to produce? For reference, feel free to include web links and/or youtube videos.
  • Accepted file types: doc, txt, docx, rtf, pdf, jpg, png, gif.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, rtf, txt, png, jpg, gif.
  • Drop files here or
    Please note: if uploading larger files such as wav or aif, it may take a while for the upload to complete. After hitting submit, please do not close this page until you see the confirmation message.
Will Demo My Song buy my song or lyrics?

No, we do not buy songs or lyrics. We charge you a one-time fee to co-write, record, and distribute your songs.

Do I have creative control or input during the process?

Yes, this is a collaborative effort and we want to hear your thoughts along the way.  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.

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?

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 (28 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?

We track your sales everywhere we distribute your music and split the revenue with you 50/50.  You will receive a report of sales along with a check for your share twice each year.  Additionally, 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 refund policy?

We offer a risk-free money back guarantee to our first-time customers.

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 hits the market, some make lots of money and some don’t make any at all. That’s just the nature of the music business. It takes time to build a dedicated fan-base who will pay for your music. We consider it a long-term investment – one that will most likely pay off in the long run.

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