SUBMISSION & SELECTION PROCESS
What is the submission process for being considered for a JIsland Records compilation album?
The submission process typically involves submitting your music and artist information through an online platform or email. JIsland Records carefully reviews submissions and selects artists based on their talent, fit for the compilations’ theme or genre, and potential for success.
How long does it take to hear back from JIsland Records after submitting my music for a compilation album?
JIsland Records aims to review submissions in a timely manner, but the response time can vary depending on the volume of submissions. Generally, you can expect to hear back within a few weeks to a couple of months.
What information do I need to provide when I am approved for a JIsland Records compilation album?
When you are approved for a JIsland Records compilation album, you will need to provide certain information to ensure a smooth process. This will include your artist bio, high-resolution promotional photos, the audio files of the tracks to be featured, metadata such as song titles and credits, and any additional information or assets requested by JIsland Records. When you work with us, we will provide you with everything we need from you. Providing comprehensive and accurate information will help JIsland Records effectively showcase your music and promote your participation in the compilation.
If my music is selected for a compilation album, how does this benefit me as an artist?
Having your music in compilation albums can greatly increase your exposure as a musician. It allows you to reach new audiences and gain exposure that you may not have received otherwise. By featuring alongside other artists, you can attract new fans, expand your reach, and build your following. JIsland Records aims to help talented musicians like you gain exposure, connect with industry professionals, and open doors to future collaborations, gigs, and other opportunities.
What is the preferred format and method for submitting audio files to JIsland Records?
Please send 44.1kHz 16-bit audio files in WAVE format. You can conveniently send them through the JIsland Records Dropbox, and a link will be provided for you. You can also send the files via WETRANSFER | Google Drive or Hightail.
WORKING WITH JISLAND RECORDS
What kind of exposure can I expect from being part of a JIsland Records compilation album?
Being part of a JIsland Records compilation album gives you the opportunity to experience extensive exposure and reach a wide-ranging audience. At JIsland Records, we employ a strategic and comprehensive approach to promote our compilation albums. Through digital marketing, social media campaigns, press releases, and collaborations, we maximize visibility for all participating artists.
Does JIsland Records offer any additional support or resources for artists beyond compilation albums?
Yes, JIsland Records offers various support services for artists, which includes artist development, music distribution, licensing opportunities, marketing and promotion assistance, and access to our industry network. We are committed to helping artists grow their careers beyond the scope of compilation albums.
What happens if JIsland Records lands a film or TV placement with my music as one of their artists?
If JIsland Records successfully secures a film or TV placement using your music as one of our compilation artists, it can yield substantial benefits for you as a musician. Being featured in a visual medium like film or TV can greatly enhance your visibility and attract a broader audience, opening doors to new fans and listeners who may not have discovered your music otherwise.
Additionally, these placements often come with synchronization royalties, providing a potential income stream for your music. It is important to discuss revenue sharing and licensing details with JIsland Records for clarity and transparency.
MARKETING AND PROMOTION
How will JIsland Records promote the compilation albums?
JIsland Records employs various strategies to promote the compilation albums effectively. This typically includes a combination of digital marketing, social media campaigns, targeted advertising, email newsletters, press releases, and collaborations with influential music platforms and publications. We leverage our network and expertise to create buzz and generate awareness about the compilation albums, aiming to reach a wide audience of music enthusiasts and potential fans. The promotional efforts are designed to maximize exposure for all artists involved, enhancing the visibility and impact of the compilation as a whole.
What does “high impact promotion for no marketing spend” mean?
“High impact promotion for no marketing spend” refers to the benefits of being included in a compilation album. When JIsland Records promotes the compilation album, we will be actively marketing and promoting your music as part of the collective effort. This means that you can benefit from effective marketing and promotional activities without having to invest your own resources or budget into individual marketing campaigns.
Can I get JIsland Records to do marketing and promotion work for all my other music?
Yes, JIsland Records offers marketing and promotion services for artists beyond the compilation albums. However, it’s important to note that JIsland Records takes the time to review your music and assess its potential for generating meaningful results that can contribute to growing your fan base and increasing your streaming income. We prioritize quality and impact, ensuring that the marketing efforts align with your artistic vision and goals. To explore marketing and promotion opportunities for your other music, you can discuss your specific needs and aspirations with JIsland Records to determine the best strategies moving forward.
How much of the royalty income stream do I get?
As an artist featured in JIsland Records’ compilation albums, you will receive 50% of the income stream generated from the tracks you have contributed. This means that you will earn a fair share of the royalties or other compensation generated through the sales, streams, and usage of the music included in the compilations.
What is the minimum royalty amount that I need to make before I receive a payment?
We make payments according to your agreement. Australian labels or artists receive direct credit to their bank accounts, while other international clients are paid through PayPal or direct credit. Payments are made when your account has a credit balance of at least $200. If your account balance is below $200, funds will be held until the account reaches a credit of $200.
How does ‘accounting for your sales’ work?
The accounting process for sales varies depending on the specific terms and agreements between JIsland Records and the artist. It is recommended to review the terms and conditions or reach out to JIsland Records directly to understand how they handle accounting for sales. This will ensure transparency and clarity regarding the royalties and income generated from the tracks featured in the compilation albums.
Why does JIsland Records account to the artists every 6 months?
JIsland Records accounts to artists every 6 months to maintain efficiency and accuracy in financial reporting and administration. Managing the compilation services involves a substantial administrative load, including processing royalties, tracking sales, and ensuring proper accounting for all artists involved. By conducting reporting and accounting procedures every 6 months, JIsland Records can provide comprehensive and transparent reports via the Blue Pie Data reports console (located at www.bluepiedata.com.au ) to keep artists informed about their earnings and track record.
Why do I need to grant JIsland Records non-exclusive publishing administration rights for the song selected in the compilation?
Granting JIsland Records non-exclusive publishing administration rights for the selected song in the compilation is essential for efficient management of licensing, distribution, and administration processes. By entrusting them with these rights, JIsland Records can handle the complexities of music publishing on your behalf, ensuring proper licensing agreements, seamless distribution of the compilation album, and the necessary rights and permissions for your song’s inclusion. This allows you to focus on your artistry while benefiting from their expertise in securing royalties and fulfilling legal requirements. Granting non-exclusive rights does not restrict your ability to explore other publishing opportunities, providing you with flexibility in expanding your music career.
Can I release the same song on my personal album while it is included in a JIsland Records compilation?
Yes, in most cases, you can release the same song on your personal album while it is included in a JIsland Records compilation. However, it’s essential to review the terms and agreements with JIsland Records to ensure there are no conflicts or restrictions related to simultaneous releases.
Will I retain the rights to my music if it is selected for a JIsland Records compilation album?
Yes, you retain the rights to your music even if it is selected for a JIsland Records compilation album. JIsland Records acquires specific rights for the compilations’ usage, but you maintain ownership and control over your original work.
What happens if I want to withdraw my music from a JIsland Records compilation album?
If you wish to withdraw your music from a JIsland Records compilation album, it’s important to communicate your decision to JIsland Records as soon as possible. Depending on the circumstances, we will work with you to address your concerns and determine the best course of action.
Can I continue selling my music independently on platforms like Bandcamp?
Yes, you are free to sell your music online through any retailer of your choice.
Do I retain creative control over the music videos I create?
Yes, you would have full creative control over the music videos you create. We are non-exclusive, allowing you to exercise your creative freedom and collaborate with anyone at any time.
Do I require approval before creating or releasing music videos?
No, you do not need. As a non-exclusive agreement, you have the freedom to create and release music videos as you wish, with full creative control.
Am I allowed to still host the videos on my own website after I sign?
Absolutely! You have complete freedom to host your videos on your own site. As a non-exclusive agreement, you have the autonomy to place your music anywhere you desire. We are here to monetise and protect your copyrights of course and focus primarily on marketing and promoting the JIsland Records compilation album or albums that you feature on.
Am I required to include my other music projects under this agreement? Can I add a side project or act on this agreement?
This is a non-exclusive agreement, meaning you are free to pursue other music projects without any restrictions. While we hope you consider offering those projects to us for distribution and monetisation, they are not obligated to be covered by this agreement. Your other side projects and independent business ventures with your music remain unaffected by this agreement. You can always send us these for distribution if you wish.
What occurs at the end of the 36-month contract term?
Upon the agreements’ expiration, it automatically extends for another 36 months unless terminated. If you decide to terminate, we will only retain the rights to distribute the content or music you have submitted during the agreement term. Remember that this is a non-exclusive agreement, allowing you to work with whomever you wish at any time.
What are the implications of terminating the agreement?
If you choose to terminate the agreement, both Blue Pie Productions and JIsland Records will retain the rights granted to them, including copyright, for compositions created prior to the termination date. All royalty payments specified in the agreement will still be made. After termination, you will have the freedom to collaborate with other labels or services. However, JIsland Records will continue to manage, report, and monetise any active relationships or contracts established during the agreement term.