Reality Check: Hard Headed Advice from Songwriting Team’s Website = Don’t

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you use Addictive Drums from XLN Audio?  YES
I want to send you a demo music/lyrics.

Maratone does not operate as a record company, nor a publishing company.  Maratone does not accept demo music/lyrics or artists without a record or publishing deal.  Maratone works only for record companies.

Could you please just listen to my demo and give me comments how to improve my songwriting etc?

No. We do not have an A&R person (because we are not a recording company) who can give comments. Also, due to legal matters, the producers/writers cannot listen to demos at all. Therefore all demos sent to us will be returned to sender or if an address is missing, will be trashed.

Can you recommend any recording-/producing-/publishing-/ management company?

No. All these different companies can be found in the yellow pages. We can not recommend any companies since they are all different depending on music style you make, and also different around the world.

If you are unsure of which company to send your demo to, check a cd inlay for the record company/publisher/management info of an artist who makes similar music.

OK, so where should I send my demo music/lyrics?

If you want to be an artist we propose that you send your demo directly to a record company and try to get a record contract (record companies can be found in the yellow pages). Or you can contact a management company that can help you contact record companies (management companies can be found in the yellow pages). The record companies will then help you find a production company.

If you want your music or lyrics to be recorded by an artist, we suggest that you turn to a publisher and try to get a publishing contract (publishers can be found in the yellow pages). The publishing company will then help you to get your music or lyric placed with different artists.

How can I get a hold of your sounds?

You can find a complete list of our studio equipment on the studio pages. We cannot specify any sounds/drum loops etc since we are using so many different ones.

We are not always using sounds from sampling cd’s. We have recorded live musicians for a long time.

I have a perfect song for Backstreet Boys/Britney Spears etc. Can you help me?

If you have songs, which you think would fit a specific artist, please turn to their record company. We do not have anything to do with choosing songs for the artists.

How can I get a hold of instrumental versions/music sheets to a certain song?

All songs belong to the respective record company (check the cd inlay). You have to contact them. Regarding sheet music, please contact the respective music publisher (again, check the cd inlay).

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