Call for Submissions

General Information
Auricular Records specializes in experimental, ambient, soundart music compilations with a unique 20 year history featuring a worldwide roster of musicians. The releases will be available as both CDr and digital distribution through popular online sites (iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody etc etc).

There is no deadline as the production of new Auricular releases as well as our compilation series, Auricular Audio Magazine, will be ongoing.

Media Qualifications
We will accept media of any length, however, if your piece is more than 15 minutes we might (but might not) ask you to edit the piece or resubmit an excerpt of the song. The desired length of each piece for Auricular Audio Magazine submissions is approximately 6-15 minutes long but we do make exceptions - sometimes even absurd ones. For full length release submissions track length is limited to 70 mins or what will fit on a CD.

Your submission may include artwork, slideshows, short films, digital media files (essays, flash files, documents). The releases will be available as Hybrid CDr (digital media and audio) when necessary but non-audio submissions will not be available in digitally distributed versions - we will build a web component for each release and include this material when possible for purchasers of the digital download format.

Genre's (audio)
Experimental, Ambient, Dark Ambient, Industrial, Noise, Soundart, Electronic, Electronica, CLassical, Jazz, Progressive - We have always included many many genres and never dissuade anything in particular, however, we rarely include a "rock" or "pop" piece.

Media Use and Changes
We reserve the right to master your piece before we publish it. If we require any "edits" we will ask you to do them. You retain all copyrights and ownership to your songs. Therefore, you must own your songs to submit them.

Submission Formats and Guidelines

Physical Submission Format
To be kind to the earth - we prefer digital submissions (contact us for more info)...Please clearly mark your submsission with your artist name, the names of the songs, and the order of the songs.

Include a required cover sheet. It must have, at a minimum:

Also, you may include other optional information: We accept submissions on CD (audio or data), or AIFF/WAV/MP3/digital format (http, ftp, email).

URGENT MP3 submission note: Do not encode your MP3's at 128kbps. This is inadequate for CD-Quality. You should encode your song at an absolute minimum of 256kbps. If your encoder has a "quality" setting, put in on the BEST quality setting.

What Do you Get Out of the Deal

In exchange for a piece released on the compilation you will receive many tangible benefits.

If there are any radio stations that support your band or distributors that you would like to carry the compilation you appear on please do not hesitate to send us whatever information you can and we will try our best to get the releae into the hands of anyoen who will promote it. This includes local clubs, radio stations, retailers, distributors or anywhere else people might be interested.

Contact and Submission
For more information or to obtain address or ftp site access for submission of tracks contact us via email.

Demos can be sent to:

Auricular Records
54 Strickland Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033
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