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This is how the industry is using collaborative efforts and software to find new songs & talent

Posted by Mike McCready | March 4th, 2014 | 5 Responses

We thought musicians and industry professionals who have never seen this before will be interested in seeing exactly how the industry is using collective efforts and advanced software to identify new songs and talents. Essentially, it’s a “behind-the-scenes” at Music Xray. See how the site works from the perspective of industry professionals when they receive music that is submitted to them.

Mike McCready is an entrepreneur at the crossroads of music and technology. He pioneered the introduction of Hit Song Science into the music industry and followed up with Music Xray, the company he co-founded and serves as CEO. His companies have been the subject of case studies at Harvard Business School, IESE and he frequently guest speaks at many of the top business schools around the world. He helps the music industry identify high potential songs and talent and helps musicians get deals, get fans, & get better:

  • grace

    Hey! Wanted to know how do I pay my first10$ before I make my first submission of songs?

  • Andre Michaels

    I think musicxray is a scam!!!

  • Dima Paula

    If labels and producers wanted to discover new talent, they can simply check out the music posted by the artist and contact him via e-mail . like “Hey, …You I’ve cheked out your songs and they seem appropiate for our next release in July. We want to talk about a deal that might help you get more audience and us to finish our project. Here’s a link with a description of what we’re looking for. Please reply as soon as possible, because there are many artists that are ontacting us already. ” Kindly, talent seeker and advisor, XYzZ of Music Xray!

  • thomas vinelli

    Hey Mike ,thanks for the good info. To address Andre, I use to think this site was a scam and was a real dick head tolds Mike McCready. This site isn’t the cure all or has a magic button that makes you successful when you push it.This site is one way to get heard by the industry. Other words along with what other things you do to get noticed. For the songwriter , the film scorer , the singer songwriter,this site filters out the Men from the boys.Yes there are fees which use to annoy me, but since then I get it. You have to invest in yourself somehow, nothing is for free. By changing a fee i know an industry pro will listen to my song because its in his or hers dropbox. They have rules here for the industry pro or label. You said musicxray is a question is ”why do you think that, you didn’t give any proof, And that’s not fair and you will never get anywhere with that attitude. Anybody can bash anyone, but what would be better for all is you outlining your reasons why this a scam site. That would benefit anyone trying to get heard. But the fact is you don’t have any proof ,its just easy to bash and you feel better. This site is better than nothing. Its nearly impossible to get in touch with the industry unless of course you happen to live in a music based city. I know people in Nashville that have been there for years with no success. So this site is a window of opportunity.

    Dima: Labels and producers have no time to go looking or discovering new talent like they use to. The only place I know that still does that is Nashville. Think about this: There are millions of people out there trying to do what you’re doing or I’m doing,in fact it’s global now . You have to work your butt off to get somewhere. You’re not going to find a label or anyone else in this business just say ”hey, i’m going to check out for example, soundcloud and see what’s going on”….Dima, not going to happen. They don’t know you or me from a hole in the ground.Its up to you to get there attention, this site is one way. I hate to sound like my father, but young people today want everything handed to them ,because they think they are the greatest singer or writer to come along in a 100 years, they make it about them.

  • Bernard Carney

    Hey, Dima Paula. In my opinion music label people are not artistic. Treat them as artistic failures (majority, that is). They are like economists and bankers, they follow a trend. And look where that got them. Rare is the label/artisan. It is better if they are led by the nose to use an agricultural term. I think MusicXray is trying to do that.