Welcome to the Music Gateway guide to Pitching & Submitting, designed to give you an overview of all project types, and the process involved in pitching and submitting to them. Enjoy!
How to pitch on opportunities
Understanding Project Types
Music Gateway has two types of projects:
Pitching Projects – Here you pitch your music for a project, and then wait for the project owner to decide if you’re what they’re looking for! If you get accepted then you’ll be invited into the workspace where you collaborate with the project owner.
Top Tip: Project Owners will look at your profile to decide if they want to work with you so make sure it’s up-to-date and looking great!
Submission Projects – here you submit your track(s), videos, or files directly to the project owner via their project, who will then select the tracks they’d like to go ahead with for their project.
All submitted tracks must have metadata or they will not be considered. Here’s a guide on how to add metadata.
Top Tip: Make sure you read the description carefully and only submit tracks which match all of the specifications set by the project owner. If you’re unsure if your track should be submitted, contact support.
How Do I Submit To A Project?
With a submission project, it’s as easy as:
- Going in to opportunities and selecting ‘view project’, then reading through the project details, to make sure your music is suitable and you’re happy with all the terms of the project.
- Click on either the ‘Submit Files‘ tab, or the ‘Submit music‘ button on the right of the page.
- Select which track you’d like to submit from the list and click ‘submit‘.
How Do I Pitch To A Project?
If you click on an opportunity that looks like the screenshot below, this is a Pitching Project.
This is the view you’ll see if you click on the ‘Pitch‘ Tab at the top of the page. This page explains the pitching process in its entirety:
If you click ‘Skip and Create Pitch‘ you will arrive at this page:
To message the project owner before you have been accepted to the project, click ‘send’ on the message box, which will allow you to type and send a message.
Once you’ve received an email from the project owner that says you’ve been accepted, you will be able to pitch your music and communicate with the project owner.
Your pitch has been accepted, what now?
To message the project owner, click ‘reply‘, which will bring up a chat box. Type your message, then hit ‘enter‘ on your keyboard.
This is the view of the project once you’ve been accepted:
Adding your music or videos to the project is as simple as:
- Clicking on ‘Projects’ on the left-hand side.
- From the drop-down options selecting ‘My Projects‘, then the project title. Click the ‘Files’ tab at the top of the page.
- Click on ‘Existing Files‘ to select a track from your files, then click ‘Submit‘.
How can I view the files I’ve submitted?
If you’re submitting to a lot of projects it can sometimes be confusing to keep track of them all, and you might need to check which tracks you’ve submitted to certain projects. Luckily for you this is super easy! All you need to do is:
- Click on ‘Projects’ on the left-hand side.
- From the drop-down menu select ‘Pitched On’, then select the relevant project title.
- Select the ‘Submit Files’ tab at the top of the page.
- Click on the ‘Audio’ tab which will show you the music files that you have submitted. Click the ‘Video‘ tab to view your videos, and the ‘Other‘ tab for everything else. It should look like this:
How do I know if my music has been chosen?
Keep your eyes on your inbox – you’ll receive an email that tells you if your music has been chosen. Click here if you’d like to find out about personalised feedback on your submissions.
It’s vital to keep all communication and file sharing in the project workspace, so that we have record of everything said and done in the unlikely event that something goes wrong, and you need our help. Everything is tracked through our system and can be used as evidence if necessary. If you communicate via email or any other platform we will not be able to help you. If there is anything that you need to do that can’t be done through the project workspace, please contact support.