Submission Procedure

EP/Album Submission Guidelines:

I. Please send an initial email to argalirecordsnetlabel@nym.hush.com, detailing your project and the EP/album you would like to release. Be sure to include your project/band name, album name, website/Bandcamp link, and any other relevant information in your email. Also, please be sure to include your project and album info in the email header. This helps us keep messages sorted and replied to in as prompt a manner as possible. Finally, please provide us with a date would like us to release the album. While we are a small label, we do usually have at least one compilation project going on simultaneously, so having a projected ETA helps us immensely in scheduling releases. Ideally, your album is in a completed state and ready to release when you send us your message.
II. Please send your music files and album graphics (if applicable) in a single .Zip file through WeTransfer. DO NOT directly attach files to the email.
III. Audio files need to conform to the Bandcamp upload standards (https://bandcamp.com/help/uploading#aiffwavuploadrequirement). These tracks should be rendered on your end in a lossless format. Messages containing MP3 files or source tracks converted from MP3 files will not be considered.
IV. Argali Records Netlabel does not release singles at the moment, only EPs and full-length releases. If you have single tracks you would like us to release, consider submitting them to one of our fine compilation projects.
V. While the label can provide album graphics for you, this will frequently drastically increase the time it takes to release an album. Therefore, we highly encourage you to include your own graphics for your EP/album. Please include a 1500×1500 pixel .jpeg or similar graphic in your .zip file. The minimum requirement for Bandcamp graphics is 1400×1400, and 1500×1500 is similar in size (once size reduced) to a CD label, so in general.
VI. IMPORTANT: Argali Records cannot mix, master, re-master, or volume correct your tracks. We do not have the time or the ability to do this. PLEASE only submit projects that are in a completed state that you are 100% satisfied with.
VII. We reserve the right to reject any submission for any reason. This will hopefully never be an issue, but for various reasons, this claimer needed to be added. Be sure to follow the submission guidelines, as they have been designed to lessen the time it takes between receiving a submission and releasing it. We cannot guarantee a response if the guidelines are not followed.
VIII. Argali Records Netlabel is, basically, an experimental electronica label, although we have several releases of post-rock, drone, ambient, and experimental cut-up, with several other genres represented in the compilations. We consider noise albums on a case-by-case basis, although there are usually other labels that can better serve releases in that genre. Also, Argali attempts to be non-political/non-ideological (to the best of our ability, at least), so please keep that in mind when submitting EPs/albums.
IX. Thank you again for your interest/consideration/support. We understand that these procedures may be a bit more in-depth than other labels, but Argali Records Netlabel is not like other netlabels. THIS ONE’S FOR YOU.

COMPILATION SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

I. Please send your track to argalirecordsnetlabel@nym.hush.com.
II. Send the track through WeTransfer or a similar service. DO NOT directly attach tracks to emails. One track per musician/band please.
III. PLEASE be sure to label your email AND your track file with your project name and track name (“PROJECT NAME – TRACK NAME”).
IV. Include your project Bandcamp/website/etc in your submission email, or if you do not have one of these, PLEASE STATE SO IN THE EMAIL. We cannot gurantee a reply if we do not have a website to promote or if you do not tell us you do not have one at present.
V. Only send us an email if you have a track ready to submit. Track length should be between one minute to twenty minutes in length, although we do accept exceptions to this on a case-by-case basis.
VI. Ideally, this track should be EXCLUSIVE to the compilation. Submitted tracks that have been submitted to other compilations can be subject to removal.
VIII. Tracks need to be lossless and conform to Bandcamp upload procedures (see above).
IX. WE CANNOT MASTER OR RE-MASTER YOUR TRACK (see above).
X. We attempt to strike a balance between submission time and total time it takes to release a compilation. Most usually have around two to three months submission time windows. If you cannot make the submission deadline, but would still like to contribute, please get in touch with us BEFORE the submission deadline, and we will see what we can do. We are no longer accepting submissions received after the deadline without prior notification, because it frequently causes unreasonable amounts of delay. Also, if you get in touch with us in this manner, please give us a rough ETA of when the track will be ready to we can adjust schedules as needed.
XI. Track graphics are encouraged, but not required. As stated above, track graphics should be at least 1500×1500 .jpeg or similar files.
XII. We reserve the right to reject any submission for any reason (see above).
XIII. These rules are not all 100% set in stone, but have been written to facilitate the submission process and make it easier for both the label and the musician/band in question.
XIV. Thank you again for your interest/consideration/support. We understand that these procedures may be a bit more in-depth than other labels, but Argali Records Netlabel is not like other netlabels. THIS ONE’S FOR YOU.


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