Probably the most awesome/desperate demo submission we ever got

Oh. My. Goodness.

This is probably one of the worst demo submissions we ever got. It's wrong in all possible ways. It's so full of FAIL and cries "nooooo - please stop it!" on all ends, yet it's so desperate and full of an adorable amount of self-esteem I could not help but share it with you.

Here's the story:

I was just working on getting the promo campaign ready for the upcoming Pesto EP002 "Booty Shakers". So I converted the master files to MP3 format, uploaded them to the server, etc. While doing so, I sent out a tweet describing what I was about to do - yeah, I love to keep you up to date:

screen capture of a tweet sent by Pesto Music

A few minutes later, I received this reply via twitter from a person I'm not following:

screen capture of a tweet reply by Ashley

Hardly readable in light pink on white but her tweet says: "███▀▀██████▄▄LOOKING FOR THE SUPPORT AND OPPORTUNITY THAT I NEED, PLZ PLZ HELP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wb9642zYTjs"

I don't know if it was "booty", "shakers" or "pestomusic" that triggered Ashley's reply and usually, tweets like this are spam. I flag them as spam and report them to twitter, block the user and continue from where I was before. Not this time. My instinct told me to look up that profile. Hey, it could also be she's a young, undiscovered super talent and I'm missing the opportunity of having another great vocalist for Pesto - so don't judge me! I checked it, clicked the provided link and found her "demo" on YouTube. And couldn't stop laughing my arse off.

Here's that demo - I should probably rip the video it in order to have it in the archive. Priceless!



Do you think I'm a bad guy by exposing Ashley or do you think she's the next big thing? And be honest, are you having at least a grin on your face?;)


How to NOT submit a demo to Pesto Music (or in general)

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Submitting your demo to Pesto Music

If you ever wanted to submit your tracks to Pesto Music, you would have different ways of doing so.

Many use our contact form and paste links to their demos there, some use yousendit, others contact us via our profile pages on social networks such as Facebook, twitter or myspace. We also accept CDs but with regards to the environment, we invite you to not involve a piece of plastic. There is just one no-go: attaching MP3 files to emails. These emails do not only clutter our mailbox but also increase the size of the mailbox file (and yes, it does have a limit). These emails go straight to the bin.

Today, we are adding another way of submitting your killer tunes: our dropbox on Soundcloud! It's free, easy to use, you can connect with other artists and labels and it looks pretty nice. We have added the Soundcloud dropbox to our imprint page (where you find our general demo submission policy).

For this news post, we had a copy made ;)

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