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Trade magazines with registries??

PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:40 am
by Kinh
Looking for trade magazines where you can find key info on which A&Rs represent which publishing co and labels and which artist's catalogue they're responsible for. Also newly signed artists under each label and upcoming album forecasts for established artists.
I thought Billboard biz was the place to be, but it appears to be just general promotional stuff geared towards the general public. I think I can remember when it was a $300 subscription, now it's like $15 so I dont know what's going on there. Is there anything else out there?

Re: Trade magazines with registries??

PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:22 pm
by James Perrett
What part of the world are you in?

For the UK I'd look at Music Week.

Re: Trade magazines with registries??

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:22 am
by Kinh
Australia but im interested in US

Re: Trade magazines with registries??

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:31 am
by Matt Houghton
It's year's since I looked into this stuff, but The Unsigned Guide used to do this sort of thing quite well back in the day (about 10-15 years ago, when I used to get the print version). Perhaps someone with more recent knowledge of their web database could comment on whether it remains a good source of info?

Re: Trade magazines with registries??

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:47 pm
by James Perrett
The Unsigned Guide still seems pretty good - I get their regular emails but haven't used their directory. However it is another UK focused site so probably not much use to the OP. There is also the Showcase directory - I used to get the print edition regularly but haven't used their online offering. In the old days it wasn't as good as the Music Week directory if you wanted to know more about what a company did.

However, these days the web is going to give you far more info than the directories can so it is best to treat a directory as a starting point and go to the website of any companies that look interesting.