CONTEST: 52x52 - A Year in Your Ear Record Label Launch

Posted by:  London Tone Music Group

 Booking 32 Sonicbids bands

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London Tone Music Group is booking up to 32 Sonicbids acts to record singles at the London Bridge Studio (Seattle) or Crown City Studio (Pasadena).

The Opportunity

London Tone Music Group is starting a momentous campaign to record and release 52 singles of emerging and established artists, one each week, for 52 weeks. They will be releasing music in all major genres. 

London Tone Music Group is dedicated to discovery, producing and furthering the careers of musical artists. They do so by utilizing a team of industry professionals, in-house production talent and resources and innovative 21st Century marketing and business practices.

Past Featured Artists Include:
Old Bottle Black (Sonicbids), Choklate, Eric Lilavois, Kim Virant

The Band

  • Entrants must not be signed to recording or other agreements that limit their ability to sign a singles contract and fully participate in this opportunity
  • All rights including those necessary to commercially release the recorded composition must be available to the company

The Gig


  • 1 song with matching lyrics
  • Submitted songs must include credits for all writers
  • Song entries are screened by London Tone Music Group and music industry artists
  • Recording will be scheduled for release at the company's discretion with artist input
Additional Compensation Details:
  • Artist receives 45% of revenue from their recording
  • Artist retains all songwriting ownership rights for the selected song
  • Artist splits ownership of the music publishing 50-50 with London Tone Music Publishing
  • Recording master will be the property of London Tone Music Group

Terms And Conditions

52/52 Competition launch campaign requirements: Be selected to have your original song professionally produced, recorded and mixed with producers Jonathan Plum, Geoff Ott or Eric Lilavois. Then have it released and promoted worldwide by the professional team at London Tone Music. If selected, musical artists will receive a singles-recording contract with London Tone Music Group, recording time to be determined by Company, at the award winning London Bridge Studio (Seattle) and Crown City Studio (Pasadena). A companion video including interviews and song highlights of the recording will also be included. The recording will be scheduled at companys discretion to be a weekly release of the London Tone Music Groups, 52/52 Year in Your Ear promotional launch campaign, one of 52 singles released weekly during a one-year period. 

Number of Artist: There will be 52 musical artists or bands (Artists) that will be selected to participate during a one-year period.

Entries date: Entries will be accepted after August 21, 2013 until September 1, 2014

Eligibility: All genres of music are accepted. All song demos submitted by Artists must include credits for all writers and lyric sheets. All rights including those necessary to commercially release the recorded composition must be available to Company. Artists must not be signed to recording or other agreements that limit their full participation in this contest. This opportunity is open to anyone regardless of nationality or origin.  If Artist is under 18 years old, the signature of a parent or guardian is required.

Requirements for Submissions: All submissions must be original songs, not commercially released previously, written or co-written by the artist(s) and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties. Submission constitutes permission to use Artists name, likeness, and voice for future advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation. Artist retains all song writing ownership rights for selected song and will split ownership of the music publishing 50-50 with London Tone Music Publishing. A selected Artist will be required to sign a recording contract and publishing agreement provided by the Company, which will outline the Company and Artist obligations regarding the recording and its release. The recording master will be the property of Company. Company will have the option to sell ownership of the master or license the recording for a multi-track recording release. By making a submission the Artist agrees to be bound by all terms of these official Company requirements.

Method of Submission: Log in to and search for 52x52 A Year in Your Ear. Submit one MP3 demo along with a bio and picture. Video is optional. Include a contact e-mail address, mailing address, and phone number.

Selection of Artist: Song entries will be reviewed by London Tone Music Group management and employees and music industry artists and professionals, who will participate in selecting the Artists that will be asked to record.

Selection Notification: All selected Artists names will be posted and Company will notify selected artists by e-mail and phone. Artist is responsible for providing up-to-date and correct email address and phone number. Company is not responsible for Artists non-receipt of any e-mails or phone messages for any reason, including but not limited to, server or email malfunction.