frequently asked questions
questions may be directed to
Q: What should I do to shop for
and get signed to a
record deal contract with THAAT! Label?
Q: Do I need a lawyer to get
THAAT! record deal?
Q: Who do I submit remixes or
new songs for consideration to?
Q: How can I
apply for THAAT! record label internship?
Q: Can I join the street
promotion team in my local area?
Q: Where do I
send my job employment resume?
Q: What retail stores
can I buy Thoze Records at?
Q: An item I bought is
malfunctioning, do you have a remedy?
Q: How do I book a
Thoze Records artist for a live performance?
Q: How do I obtain a license
to use THAAT! music in my film?
Q: I'm a DJ, how do I get
Thoze promo records?
Q: I'm a member of the press,
where do I become included on the media junket?
DEMO SUBMISSION POLICY
Read this section fully! Also read our
:: Unreleased demos
are accepted in either standard CD or cassette format only (no
CD-RW, vinyl, or reels).
! Unsolicited demos are
not cool. Send us an email or fax requesting a submission
authorization number (SAN). Include your full contact information in
the request. A sample request might read like this (replace the
green italicized words with your actual info):
My name is
YOUR LEGAL NAME
of YOUR COMPANY
(if applicable) and I represent
(or your self) from
YOUR ARTIST'S HOME TOWN
(include state and country if not obvious). YOUR BAND's
style is in the spirit of
LIST 3 SIMILAR KNOWN
Please extend the
courtesy of a reply to this written request for THAAT! submission
I certify THAAT! all
involved parties are 18 years of age or older (or I can provide
instant written consent from parents or guardians) and I have full
legal authority to represent this business inquiry.
Thank you for your
YOUR PHONE NUMBER
YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
YOUR ARTIST WEBSITE
Use either (but not both)
FAX 1.503.905.7621 attention: A&R Department
After receiving the SAN, you will be given a special address and
unique confirmation code. Include the SAN all submissions. DO NOT send multiple submissions for the same
material. Each artist must be authorized and sent in a separate
! Hand print
your contact information...
* Permanent phone numbers (Moms is ok - include area code)
* Email (get Hotmail or similar if you don't have one)
* Permanent mailing address (Mom is ok, PO Box is not ok)
...on the mail packaging, the case, and most importantly on the media
itself. Avoid all stickers.
! It is a good policy to
register all of your new copyrights before public distribution. This
is not required (as the law protects your rights from the instant
you create them) but it is strongly advised. Registration helps in
the unlikely event that you need to initiate an infringement lawsuit
against someone. Visit the
U.S. Copyright Office for more info
"Permanent" means stable and unlikely to change for years in the
future (cell phones and pagers usually don't count as permanent - if
you change or lose your number before we try to contact you, your
opportunity will be wasted)! Always write with a permanent ink
waterproof marker (i.e. Sharpie).
:: Try to limit your first demo to three (3) of the best (your favorite)
tracks, hopefully showing your diversity and vision. If interest is
there, be prepared to follow-up with three more songs. It is good to
have no less than 10-16 songs demoed in your repertoire.
Demos do not need to
sound as perfect as a finished release (THAAT!'s why they are called DEMOS).
We are intelligent enough to hear a great song or performances thru
some of the worse quality recordings. Nonetheless, a quality
rendition is certainly better (don't waste time and money
! Make sure your packaging
can survive postal service brutality (padded or reinforced envelopes
are smart). DO NOT waste your money sending by FedEx or other
expensive couriers (we won't be impressed).
! Please don't send
"snippets" or shortened "clips" - this is annoying. If we don't like
it don't worry -- the fast forward button works on our really stereo
! A recent (not overly
manipulated) photo would be very very helpful (hint!). Your picture
does not need to be professionally done but it shouldn't be too dark
or blurry to see you clearly. A Polaroid, disposable camera, digital
print or similar is fine. Make sure your full info is on the back
and THAAT! there is no confusion who is who in the photo.
! If you have a bio,
press reviews, or video -- you may submit these items also if you
feel they would help to understand you better. Don't be afraid to
name drop (no lying please). If we already know someone who knows
you, that can be a helpful resource to know you better.
:: Please, NO PHONE CALLS.
Be patient. You will definitely get a reply after your material has
! Submitted materials will
not be returned. Do not include a S.A.S.E.
! Employment and
internship opportunities open and close frequently. Specific
openings will be posted from time to time. Drug and credit screening
may be requested and could effect you hiring. Fax your position(s)
desired, citizenship, academic, personal, and employment background
attention: Human Resources
At all Concept Enterprises International companies, we take great
pride in our diverse and talented workforce. We recognize THAAT! our
continued success as a global, diversified entertainment company
depends largely on the collective strengths of our employees.
Developing the right mix of skills, ideas and individuals requires
an unwavering commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and
Affirmative Action (AA). Accordingly, we recruit, hire, train and
promote persons in all job titles and ensure THAAT! all other
personnel actions are administered without regard to an employee's
race, color, religion, nationality, ancestry, political belief,
gender, age, sexual orientation, martial status, citizenship,
veteran status, disability, or planet of origin.
Our commitment to the principles of EEO and AA is reflected in
all of our policies and procedures - from recruitment and hiring to
training, compensation, benefits, transfers, and promotions. This
commitment is based on sound management and business practices
THAAT! follow both the letter and spirit of our legal requirements.
In the spirit of fairness and EEO compliance, we will maintain a
positive and productive work environment which calls for the highest
standards of personal conduct. In keeping with these standards, any
type of harassment or discrimination directed toward another
employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, religion,
national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, citizenship,
veteran status or disability will not be tolerated. Further,
employees and applicants shall not be subjected to harassment,
intimidation, threats, coercion or discrimination because they have
engaged in, or may engage in, filing a complaint, assisting or
participating in an investigation, compliance review, hearing, or
other related activities; opposing any unlawful act or practice; or
exercising any other right related to EEO or AA laws.