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Howsmyrolling.net has an interesting interview with Daniel "Skid" Mitchell, Bad Boy's Director of A&R. Here's a sample:

When submitting their material, what is the most common mistake that artists make?

The most common mistake is not following up, and also some people take it very personal if you donít contact them back. Sometimes I meet artists and if youíre not interested they donít hit you anymoreÖjust follow up with people. Especially if you have contact with someone like an A&R keep them updated with your music as you progress, because you might not be hot today but you might do a song tonight that if I hear that song it could make me say Ďman, this is the person I would like to deal with,í but if I donít get that song then all I know is the last stuff you brought me.