Morava Management - Submit Materials

 

Submitting materials...

I am ALWAYS interested in hearing new artists... Country, Hip Hop, Pop, R&B, Rock... Bands, Individual Musicians or Singers...

What do I look for in a artist or group? Sadly, image is everything in the entertainment business these days. I blame it all on music videos but here is what I look for and how I rate it...

30% is visual image...
I have to see something there... You have to be able to walk into a room and grab everyone's attention. If I am at a showcase you better make eye contact and work the crowd...

Send a clear photo... I don't care if it was taken with a $5.00 single use camera or a $30,000 shoot with a New York fashion photog. I want a clear head shot and a clear full body shot.
Send a VHS video tape...

30% is your tracks/music...
I don't want to hear music that was popular a year ago... I don't really want to hear music that is popular today or a month ago... I want to hear what is going to be popular next week, next month or next year... If you get a record deal today it will be a year before your product is on the streets...

Tell me what you want to do so I can understand your tracks. Do you want to be a producer? A writer? A singer? You can send me a tape/CD with a scratch vocal and I could really feel the music but the vocals are horrible. But if I don't know you want to be a music writer I may toss the tape/CD. Tell me what I am looking for before I listen...

NO LONG INTROS.. I got my start in radio and worked closely with the Music Director, if you don't have my attention within the first five seconds you better have it within the next five. That's right, ten seconds per song is all I need to hear but if you have a good package I'll listen to fifteen seconds... If the best part of the song is the middle then send me a snippet of that one part...

20% is your vocals...
Your vocals can ALWAYS be fixed in the studio, thank God for Auto-Tune, but producers are not miracle workers (some are)...

DO NOT make excuses for your vocals... I hate hearing "I have a cold" or "I didn't have time to warm up..." Don't waste my time, your time or other peoples time. ALWAYS be prepared and ready to sing - ANYTIME ANYWHERE... If you are not confident in your materials and have to make excuses DO NOT SEND THEM OUT.

20% is your bio...
I hate to read... Your bio needs to tell me what I want to know and keep my interest. Include any prior experience you may have as a performer and who your musical influences are. When your package arrives I will look at the photo first,  then pop in the CD or the Video and then if I am still interested will read the bio.

For information on where to send materials contact: artistrepertoire @ moravamanagement.com