We are just starting out, and continuing to expand the scope of our services and artist family.
Below are some of the things we're already having fun with...
The "traditional" label with a new-aged approach in step with today's independent distribution models and channels. We work with artists to find the right balance between old-school full-suite label services and "label-lite" support, to ensure there is the value for both sides, with flexibility to adjust as you grow.
Due to both our HopePunk ethos and business model, as well as our size, we are very selective about who we take on. This said, we're always open to expanding our family for the right artist, no matter where you're based.
We're open to any style or genre, but inherently gravitate more towards rock, punk, pop-rock, acoustic/folk, metal, but also electronic styles that bring the same energy.
If you share our ethos, take your music and artistry as seriously as we do, and believe you offer something fresh - get in touch
We're musicians and creative ourselves, and have 20+ years of industry experience working across the music value chain - from that first riff to launching the album and video to touring the world and building relationships with fans, media and industry.
This means we can support our artists with some of the following:
Songwriting and producing - helping you shape your ideas into the hits you deserve, from initial riff to producing the final product
Lyric writing - having authentic, hard-hitting lyrics is half of a songs' magic, and we've got your covered - we work with a published author and wordsmith extraordinaire who is an absolute genius in writing lyrics that is sure to breathe new life into your music
Session muso's - we've got a global network of session muso's to suit any budget or style, so if you need that killer bass line or vocal hook - look no further
Film/TV/Ads - we can create the perfect soundtrack, whether it be a jingle, a full-blown music score/soundtrack or that classic song/hook that makes your scene come to life. Our licensing terms are super competitive and flexible, it all depends on the project
Visuals - a picture says a thousand words...we are strong believers in releasing music via a visual medium in today's market, and can help you record and edit that world class lyric video, music video, promo clip, post or ad. Have a look at Pirates of Radio's first 2 videos - we did that ourselves, all on an iPhone..
We own and operate our own recording studio - HopePunk Studios (previously G-FLAT Studios) and are able to offer very competitively priced recording and mixing/re-mixing of songs for our artists as well as other independent musicians.
Most of our artist's recordings to date have been recorded in our very own studio, which will give you an idea of the results we get. It's definitely a perfect solution for a demo/pre-production, but also great for releasing professionally on a tight budget.
Also, we have built up relationships with a "secret network" of tried and tested world-class recording studios, mixing engineers and mastering engineers - in Germany, South Africa, UK and the US, and can support artists to get their ideas recorded, mixed and mastered in the right way.