FAQ - Page Help for bands/artists only
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Q: I play in a band and would like to ask if Nuclear Blast would be interested in signing us.
A: Please always ask yourself if your music is already good enough to obtain a record deal. If you think you can compete with our other artists (in terms of songwriting/ playing abilities) or if you've got something special and unique to offer, we're happy to get your demo/CD. Nevertheless, we listen to all CD's and tapes we get.
Please note that we get LOTS of them, so be patient if you don't get a message after one or two weeks. We'll get back to you for sure! Please, do only send CD's. No DAT's or Mini-Discs.
Also, please don't send MP3's. We prefer a full promo package including CD, band picture, biography etc.
Here's a little checklist; your package should contain at least the following:
-A full contact adress (name, adress, phone, fax or e-mail)
-A biography of the band
-Everything that is worth to know about your product and band (did you record in a special studio, did you go on tour already and so on)
-At least one photo showing the latest line-up
-If your releases already received some reviews in the press, please also include some copies.
Here's the address to send your stuff to:
Nuclear Blast GmbH, Att: A&R, Oeschstr. 40, 73072 Donzdorf, German.
Q: We already recorded a CD on our own and would like to know if Blast would be interested in distributing it through their mailorder?
A: If it's not a CD-R and features a pro-printed cover and artwork, it's worth a consideration. But again, can your product compete with the international standards? We can't distribute every CD, as every article needs place in our warehouse/storage, taxes have to be paid and so on. But if you're really sure that it would be worth distributing it, send a copy along with info about your band and the release to: Nuclear Blast GmbH, Att: Purchasing Manager, Oeschstr. 40, 73072 Donzdorf, Germany
We'll consider a distribution then and get back to you asap.