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. Don't forward video links.. and do not send mp3s attached in email.
We are focused on great songwriting and great professional production sound. If your music sounds like generic library style material, we'll take a pass. Quality over quantity as well. Songs that tell stories; have messages; have strong melodies. Non vocals and vocalese work as well but we listen for strong melodies in these as well..
All songs sent in for consideration MUST have the following embedded in the metadata of the mp3: Title of song, performer or artist name, year of the recording, and no numbers or letters in front of the title of the song. We also need to know whether the song is an original, a cover version, or a public domain composition. As well, mp3s burned at 320 kbps are preferred and no wav or aiff files should be sent in, unless we request.
We work with pretty much all styles of music, and at some point in time, we will be asked to come up with some "not so common" pieces. We are not always looking for the styles that are being played on commercial radio stations, so surprise us, and let us hear unique, cutting edge, but well produced music. Production demands do change, and some styles that are in demand today will be history tomorrow. 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 there.
We do our best to respond quickly, and listen quickly, 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 the initial main contact address to forward music links. Direct to Jim's attention. He's the man!
If you have questions, etc, we can take phone calls on (281)-323-4332 CST , and we are located in Texas, so allow for the time differences if you do decide to phone in.