THE SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED. Thank you to all those who have sent submissions. It was an overwhelming response! ALL bands will be notified of final selection by June 30, 2004


and A DIFFERENT DRUM are proud to announce we are accepting submissions for STATE of SYNTHPOP 2004.

+Submission deadline HAS BEEN DELAYED due to the immense undertaking it requires!!! We apologize for any inconvenience.

The CD to be released in late 2004 on NILAIHAH RECORDS and A DIFFERENT DRUM (USA) with support from many labels, such as Infacted, Memento Materia, Ninthwave, Alfa Matrix, Dependent, Cohaagen, DSBP, Hand Held Halo, Artoffact, WTII, 11th Records, IntraPop, Dancing Ferret, and many more...

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR: A focus on dancefloor friendly tracks, unreleased, and exclusive songs and/or remixes in the Industrial, EBM, Synthpop, Trance, Trip Hop, and Electronic Dance genres. Songs MUST BE electronic focused. This is *NOT* strictly a synthpop compilation. It will cover ALL melodic electronic dance music/styles. Please no Metal or Industrial Rock.

**Bands MUST have at least 1 (one) professional full length CD released by a record label or on their own, available for purchase to the public, in order to be considered for this compilation.**

Bands will be notified of final selection by June 30, 2004

Each chosen Artist/Band will sign a licensing agreement with Nilaihah Records/A Different Drum allowing use of their track. Contracts will be sent out when bands have been chosen for the compilation and must be signed within 3 weeks of the date the contract is received or they will default their track from inclusion.

Artist/Band will retain 100% publishing. Artists must have copyrights for all samples and covers in songs considered for submission. All bands are responsible for copyrighting their own music.

DISTRIBUTION: This CD will be distributed internationally through Best Buy, Amazon, Metropolis, A Different Drum, CD Baby, DSBP, etc. It will also be internationally advertised, promoted, and represented.

Entries accepted in CD or CD-R format only along with contact info, press and bio info. Tracks to be UNMASTERED. NO MP3 files will be listened to or accepted. Please note: CD submissions will not be returned. Please send all submissions on CD or CD-R format ONLY along with a press kit including bio and/or photo to:

attn: 'State of Synthpop 2004' submission
P.O. Box 82614
Columbus, OH 43202

email with any questions or for more info.