We do accept unsolicited material for publishing consideration. You can mail CDs to the following address:

Sho-Bud Music
Song Submissions
PO Box 360468
Los Angeles, CA 90036

We will not return CDs. Although we try, we are not always able to acknowledge receipt of CDs/songs but we will listen. If we hear something we think we can use we will contact you. Be sure to include contact info with your submission.

Artist & Writer Consultant- Laura Becker, Los Angeles, CA
Laura has been involved in many facets of the music industry for the past fourteen years, including management, publishing, A&R and talent scouting. She has worked with artists, songwriters and producers such as Herbie Hancock, Maxwell, Bonnie Raitt, Don Was and Vonda Shepard. While at Famous Music Publishing, she pitched songs from their vast catalog, working with writers/artists such as Linda Perry, Bush, Eminem, Montell Jordan, Paula Cole, Boyz II Men, K’s Choice, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies and Fred Jerkins. Most recently, Laura has been involved in casting talent for television shows such as “Star Search” (CBS), “The Missy Elliott Project” (UPN), “R-U the Girl with T-Boz and Chilli” (UPN) and seasons 1 and 2 of “The Pussycat Dolls Present” (CW).

Individual Song Critiques

Wondering if your song has what it takes to be a hit? If you would like to sharpen your songwriting skills we will give you feedback on song structure, lyrics, melodies and overall "pitchability."

To submit songs for critiques send CDs (home recordings are fine) with the following:

  • Song name and number (if multiple songs on CD)
  • Typed Lyrics Sheet
  • Writer name(s)
  • Artist name and bio (if applicable)
  • Self-addressed stamped envelope (CDs will not be returned unless requested by submitter and appropriate sized envelope is included)
  • Check for $25 per song, made payable to Sho-Bud Music

Send to:

Sho-Bud Music
Song Critiques
PO Box 360468
Los Angeles, CA 90036

"First Impressions" Consulting Package - $100

Includes two song critiques and an artist consult on your overall package, including sound, image and support materials (artist/band website, myspace page, press kit).

For more information or to make a consulting arrangement, email here.