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A guide to commissioning music videos using Radar Music Videos

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    1. 1. Music Video Commissioning Need a music video that stands out from the crowd? Post your music video brief to our network of thousands of directors, choose treatments, view showreels. Itʼs that simple! More info and costs...
    2. 2. • Over 250 briefs posted by Anna Vandas ʻYouʼre Hereʼ major and independent Vimeo Staff Pick. record labels, management "I really like your site. We get companies and DIY artists. loads of treatments, itʼs really simple to use, I think itʼs brilliant" Dan Curwin, • Over 4,000 members commissioner Mercury Records worldwide, mainly music video directors. "We need to work with low budgets and I canʼt think of a better way to make contact with directors" Jerry Dickens, InGrooves
    3. 3. Find the best directors for your budget for: The Deer Tracks ʻSlow Collisionʼ MySpace feature, top 10 Elbows chart •New releases •Remixes "A simple but awesome concept and one of the closest •Live things in the entertainment world •EPKs to a meritocracy. It connected me to a great label and great •Back catalogue artists and led to the creation of •Show visuals a (very!) successful music video." Paul Kamuf, Director •Brand virals
    4. 4. • We discover new talent every week. The Dodoz ʻWeaponʼ YouTube front page • We headhunt award- "Hospital are big Radar fans. winning and successful The service is a no-brainer, directors and after our first commission we're back for more." Hospital Records • Many commissioned videos "Radar is a genuine revolution are featured on the best to artists trying to get music sites in the world. videos made on a specific budget. Genius in simplicity." Jesal, independent artist
    5. 5. • Good briefs generally attract between 10 and 20 treatments. Twiggy Frostbite ʻHeroesʼ • Most briefs commission MySpace Music feature. directors from Radar. "Really useful. It offers genuine directing opportunities for established and emerging • Budgets range from £5000 / directors. Well worth it." Ben $7000 to £100 / $140. Goodger, Director "RadarMusicVideos provided • Guides, FAQs and email help me with amazing opportunities available at all stages, from which have raised my profile as how to write a brief to how a director to dizzying heights and brought in some high to best present videos profile clients." Kenny online. Frankland, Director
    6. 6. We offer brands a range of other ways to maximise a relationship with us, eg: Kylie Minogue ʻSlowʼ • Provide or supplement a Featured in Dazed and Confused music video budget as a competition prize. "Radar is very good at discovering great music • Sponsor a music video series video directors before anyone (eg for bands with the most else does" Gideon Mountford, active social networks). Big Life Management • Use Radar to generate viral "I was really impressed by brand content. the quality of talent working through the site" Steve Dix, • Sponsor free sign-ups for Liquid Management bands or directors.
    7. 7. RadarMusicVideos is designed to: The Wave Pictures ʻJust Like...ʼ YouTube front page • attract the best talented and "A wonderfully innovative fresh directors worldwide, tool to connect musicians with • generate the best ideas for a filmmakers regardless of the resources they have." Jesse given budget, Ewles, Director • maximise promotion for the best videos. "Radar gives me the chance to get worldwide commissions. Itʼs a totally different approach What does it cost ?.. to production, with freedom to work in a totally independent style, just the way I like it" Danxzen, Director
    8. 8. Newsletter Submit Post unlimited Submit video - briefs, Directory unlimited Post a brief briefs (one for distribution offers, discounts treatments year) review promotions (one month) Free X X 1 credit X X X X Commissioned 2 credits X X X videos submitted free 20 X X X X credits unlimited - 1 credit costs £4.99, purchased via Paypal. - Sign up for a monthly Paypal subscription and get one credit a month for £3.99, saving £12 a year. Opt in and out of the subscription as you like, you’re in control. - Pre-purchase 20 credits for £99.80 and post unlimited briefs and submit unlimited videos for one year. Pay by bank transfer or Paypal.
    9. 9. Itʼs FREE toregister and get the newsletter, discounts for services and a feel for the site. Any questions? We love to help, send us an email or call Caroline 00 44 (0) 7515 684782 “A simpler and more cost effective way to commission music videos” TechCrunch “Necessary and versatile...brings enthusiastic talent from all over the world in a snap” Killer StartUps