PREPARATION IS KEY
NARIP Pitch Sessions are limited to an enrollment of just 16 people. About one week prior to NARIP’s Session, all registrants will get a brief of the guest’s then-CURRENT music needs. Each registrant will have a chance to pitch in response to the music briefs provided and get immediate feedback to music pitched. Each participant must submit 6 songs (MP3s only please) 36 hours prior to NARIP’s Pitch Session. Please note that due to time constraints you will only be able to pitch your TOP 3 songs for consideration and immediate feedback (more songs, if time permits). This process takes the mystery out of why a piece of music does or doesn’t fit. On-the-spot feedback enables registrants to re-work tracks and re-submit, which creates a much higher probability to get them picked up or licensed (choose well!).
If you do not have music that matches the current needs of the guest, fear not! You can still attend and present the top three songs in your catalog. Make sure the songs are unique and captivating. This is helpful because a music buyer’s needs change constantly and you want your music to make an impression. To optimize impact of music you pitch at NARIP’s Session, we highly recommend that you target the briefs which you will get one week prior to the Session.
In addition to pitching for current opportunities, NARIP’s guest producer will consider music pitched for collaboration, signing to his label Hundred Up (in the case of Harvey Mason, Jr.), producing and co-producing.
Good luck and see you there!