GROW WITH US
First, if you are or know someone who is an undiscovered talent, please get in touch with us. Fill out the artists profile form and attach an MP3 recording of a song. Although we pledge not to steal anyone’s material, we encourage you to obtain a federal copyright if the song is original. We will acknowledge your submission and listen carefully and return a notice of acceptance or rejection. Since we are a legitimate record label and publisher (rather than a web aggregator or vanity label) we reserve the right to reject any submission for any reason. However, rejection may not mean that we don’t like your material; we may be backlogged with projects and too busy to accept new ones, Don’t hesitate to submit again in a few months.
Write a new song or come up with a new way to perform an old song. Many old songs lend themselves well to clever reinterpretation. Be sure to indicate on the “Submit Sample” whether a song is an original, cover song, or within the public domain.
Find other musicians who will support your project, and come up with an arrangement that showcases your song(s) appropriately. Remember that simplicity is often best. Highly elaborate production often obscures the originality or artistic interpretation of a song.
Create a finished .WAV or MP3 file for each song. Production is important. Work with a competent recording engineer. If you live in the West Virginia, Western Maryland, Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, or Western Virginia areas, you might want to work directly with Howlin’ Kitty’s own producer/engineers. We are located in the heart of Appalachia.
Submit your songs to the Howlin’ Kitty Music LLC. If you become an artist on the Howlin’ Kitty Music label, we will help you through the process of publishing your music, signing with a performing rights organization, obtaining mechanical rights, and distributing your music to other outlets in the most inexpensive and effective ways possible. All the while, you will maintain ownership of your copyrights. Your music will be featured, advertised, and sold on the Howlin’ Kitty LLC website.