Are you interested in releasing music?
Do you want to release your music on Dacapo Records? Here’s how:
Dacapo Records is a record label that has specialised in releasing Danish music since 1989. We release about 20 titles a year as digital albums, digital singles, LPs and CDs. The core of our releases consists of music created by Danish composers or composers with close ties to Denmark. These releases form the heart of our catalogue, along with a significant amount of releases that can be described as Danish cultural heritage.
We increasingly release exclusively digitally, as the demand for physical CDs has dropped significantly.
Dacapo Records supports, in particular, innovative projects that present both new and old music at a high artistic level. We also strive to ensure that our new releases, in combination with our extensive back catalogue, demonstrate an appropriate diversity each year. This includes a diverse repertoire, representation of Danish and foreign top ensembles and musicians, a fair distribution between chamber music and orchestral music and between artists and composers of all genders. At the same time, we create space for both daring experiments and major works. We also focus on being able to deliver music to radio and streaming services, so that the music can reach as wide an audience as possible.
If you have a music project that you would like to release with Dacapo Records, you must submit an application through our application module below. Your application must include:
- – A short and clear description of your project and how it fits into our catalogue.
- – Biographies for all performers.
- – Sound samples.
- – A detailed financing plan.
- – Specific ideas for marketing, including potential events.
- – Considerations on associated concert activities, presence on social media and streaming services etc.
- After submission, you will receive a receipt.
If you have any questions before submitting your application, please get in touch with Jens Povlsen, editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals for releases will be processed by Dacapo Records’ repertoire committee, which meets four times a year. Applications must be submitted by 1 February, 1 May, 1 August or 1 December at the latest.
When a proposal is approved, you will be invited to a meeting where the release process will be discussed in more detail, the contract will be negotiated and a PR and promotion plan will be laid out for the release.