So much for the regular updates! I've been really busy over the last few months with the record label, uni work, etc. I've hardly had time to sit back and have some time to myself. Christmas has been good though and I'm looking forward to getting back to work.
Hydra Records is officially well underway! One of the band's we were looking to work with, Buried In Alaska, met with us in December and they were fantastic. We watched them rehearse, then sat and chatted about their music and the record label when they were done. They're all really nice people and on top of that they're hilarious too so I'm stoked about working with them in the new year! They're going to meet with us again in January so we can talk in more detail about what we are able to offer them.
Today I've been sending out emails for gig bookings for them to various venues and promoters across South Wales and am hoping to receive some replies over the next few days.
We began the Facebook and Twitter promo campaign for the label just before Christmas and the Official website is due to launch on 01/01/12, I made a promo video too, which I put up on Youtube last week to generate a bit more hype about what we're doing. We've had a great response so far, 30 followers on Twitter, 97 likes on Facebook and 125 views of the promo video!
Right now I'm just waiting around to launch the website and hoping for the best, I've started semi planning some things we need to do in January buy I can't really do a lot more until the whole team is back in Cardiff after the Christmas holidays. I want to start booking some more gigs and practices for my own band Colourful Thief too, I've got lots of new ideas for songs that are just floating around waiting to be used.
Will update again in the new year.