are music publishers. If you are seeking a company to publish your
holiday songs, we're the best place for your material to be.
the definitive source for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Halloween music
in the industry, we have supplied holiday songs for such artists
as Barbra Streisand, Barbara Mandrell, Anne Murray, Anita Baker,
Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Johnny Mathis, Tanya Tucker, Melissa Manchester,
Jack Jones, Glen Campbell, The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir and numerous
others. We accept all unsolicited material twelve months a year.
To submit songs, please use the following guidelines.
Although our primary focus is Christmas, with a secondary focus
on Hanukkah and Halloween, we also accept songs for other holidays.
You may send up to five songs at a time. We prefer a CD, but a cassette
is also acceptable. Simple demos (piano/vocal or guitar/vocal) are
fine unless you are submitting an up-tempo song which requires a
more elaborate track to get the music across. We'd rather hear the
basic song to evaluate the quality of the lyric and melody before
you invest money in an expensive demo.
For the sake of the environment, include all songs on the same CD
or tape. Do not submit separate CDs or tapes for each song.
Please include a lyric sheet for each title. Do not send leadsheets.
We prefer to see the lyric in stanza form as if it were a poem.
That way it's easier for us to scan and to make notes on it for
If you want your tapes and lyric sheets returned, you must include
a self-addressed envelope, with the correct return postage, or your
tapes will be discarded. Sorry, but because of the time involved
in trips to the post office, etc. we do not return any materials
sent from outside the United States.
Flag the outside of your envelope near your return address with
"Web Site Submission".
Send via First Class mail only. "Registered", "Certified" or Express
mail services requiring signatures are annoying when we are in the
studio and we will not accept them.
NOT TO DO
Do not call the office ! ... either
before submitting or after to follow up. If these instructions are
not specific enough for you, we probably can't help you.
tapes are screened within 2-3 days of receipt. If we are interested,
we will call you immediately. If we think your song has potential,
but needs re-writing, if there is enough room on your cassette (we
suggest you use at least a C-30) we'll give you an audio critique
with suggested changes. If there's no recorded message on your returned
cassette, apparently we saw no potential in your material for our
needs. We get over 1,000 songs a year and only sign about 20-25
Do not send "instrumentals" of "original" songs. All songs must
have lyrics attached. We can not find you a lyricist.
Likewise, do not send song lyrics without melodies attached.
Do not send us material unless 100% of the publishing is available
from all writers on the copyright. We do not do split publishing
Do not send photos, press kits, or other promotional materials.
The tape and lyric sheet are all that count. A short cover letter
is acceptable. Send to:
Christmas and Holiday Music / Songcastle Music
26642 Via Noveno
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
look forward to receiving your CD or tape. Until then .. Happy Holidays
from Mr. Christmas.