HOW DO I GET SIGNED?
We always want to hear your music! The best way to show us what you can do is to upload your demo via our Demo Submissions page, which you can find HERE. We check submissions regularly, and are always on the lookout for new talent!
I’M AN ARTIST, CAN I SUBMIT A DEMO?
You can submit a demo through this link. There is no direct email address for demos; we only accept demos submitted via this link. Good luck!
THE CAPTCHA THINKS I’M A ROBOT AND WON’T TAKE MY DEMO SUBMISSION
This sometimes happens, update your browser and try again!
CAN I POST YOU A CD INSTEAD OF UPLOADING A SUBMISSION ONLINE?
Unfortunately, no. Whilst we appreciate the amount of effort and time required to create and post a demo to us directly through the mail, it is really difficult for us to reply to everyone this way. We like to give all potential artists an equal opportunity and a level playing field when submitting to High Time, so we have put a clear standard process in place to ensure that everyone receives fair and honest treatment within our A&R funnel, which starts by uploading to our Demo Submissions page https://hightime.io/pages/demo-submission.
CAN I EMAIL YOU A DEMO DIRECTLY?
We believe it is super important to ensure a level playing field for all potential artists, and for this we need a clear standard A&R procedure, so we ask that you do NOT send us demos directly via email and instead upload your submission via our Demo Submissions page https://hightime.io/pages/demo-submission.
CAN I CALL YOU ABOUT MY BAND?
We do not answer unsolicited calls; if you are looking to get signed, we ask you to upload your songs via our Demo Submission page https://hightime.io/pages/demo-submission.
WHAT DO I INCLUDE IN MY DEMO SUBMISSION?
You should fill out the form provided IN FULL. You should include what you believe to be your best songs so far, via either a Soundcloud or Spotify link. We cannot always open MP3 files, so in order to make the process hassle-free and potentially receive a quicker reply, we request that you link to your songs on a web-based platform.
CAN I SUBMIT A COVER AS MY DEMO?
We want to be able to build a picture of you as an artist, which is why we ideally want to hear your original songs. However, if you believe your talent is as a vocalist/instrumentalist, and/or you aren’t yet confident in submitting original compositions, we will listen to and consider covers.
I DO NOT LIVE IN THE UK. WOULD YOU STILL SIGN ME?
We’re looking for talent and potential, not location! It doesn’t matter where you’re based, we want to discover great artists with amazing songs. Upload your demo here https://hightime.io/pages/demo-submission.
I HAVE A MANAGER. CAN I STILL UPLOAD A DEMO?
Sure! Upload here https://hightime.io/pages/demo-submission.
WHEN WILL I GET A REPLY ABOUT MY DEMO SUBMISSION/WHY HAVE I NOT HAD A REPLY YET?
We want to make sure that every artist gets a response to their submission, whether it’s positive or not. All submissions are treated fairly and are evaluated via a standard process overseen by our in house A&R scout – due to the fluctuating number of submissions, the time it takes for you to get a reply may vary. If you haven’t had a reply yet – SIT TIGHT! We promise to listen to every single submission and reply to every artist.
WHY DID I GET AN AUTOMATED EMAIL AFTER I HAD UPLOADED?
We get a lot of submissions, and we respond to them all. In order to keep on top of all submissions and assure everyone that their demos have been received, we have developed an automated system that is activated by our in-house A&R scout. The automated email is to initially acknowledge that we’ve received your demo, and a personalised response will follow once we’ve had time to listen to and consider your submission. ALL music uploaded will be listened to, and you will always get a reply, it just may take longer for a considered response.
WHAT IS THE DEAL YOU OFFER ARTISTS?
All of our deals are artist-centric. We pride ourselves on giving our artists a high level of support, guidance and mentoring to ensure they can grow to become the best artist they can be, without distraction. We want our artists to focus solely on being amazing musicians writing amazing songs, simple as that.
CAN I BOOK A HIGH TIME ARTIST FOR AN EVENT?
Please contact email@example.com for all live booking information.
CAN I MEET A HIGH TIME ARTIST?
All of our artists love meeting their fans! They also really appreciate the loyalty and love they feel from their supporters, which is why, from time to time, High Time organise pop-up shops where you can get stuff signed and hang out with the band. Otherwise your best chance to meet the artists is after their live shows, where they try to meet as many fans as possible, although this can’t be guaranteed.
CAN I SEND FAN-MAIL?
Unfortunately we currently cannot accept fan mail via post - the logistics of ensuring that this reaches the bands, who spend a lot of time away on tour, is simply too difficult to manage. The best way for you to reach the bands is via their social media pages, which the bands monitor - they will see any messages you sent through there. All our artists hugely appreciate all the love they recieve online from fans!