Why We Do What We Do
We like feeling inspired. And hopefully we can pass the inspiration along.
We do a whole bunch of different things because we keep thinking there are 37 hours in a day. We like accomplishing stuff. Jack of all trades and master of none? Quite possibly. But its more fun this way.
Head In The Sand is run by Michael P Falk. Michael writes songs, fronts a band, produces records, plays in bands as a sideman, works the business end, and likes helping out other artists. He values excellence and hard work. He wants to have a good time. He values working together to achieve big goals. He likes setting big goals. Life is too short to be mediocre, and art is too important to not be practiced and challenged and pushed and loved towards excellence.
Things We Love
a) artists that take risks
b) art that challenges, moves, pushes, pulls, confronts, reconciles or just makes us feel something we haven’t felt before
c) hot sauce
Having a demo policy seems a little silly, though I suppose if we were Merge or Sub Pop we might feel differently. We get a few submissions each week and try to listen and respond to everything we receive. Thanks for sending us your music!
Mailing us CDs is great. Emailing us streaming links is great. Emails with mp3 attachments get deleted.
Not that you’re asking for our advice… but if you are:
The number one primo best of the best thing you can do for yourself as an artist is make great music. Be an artist! Work five times harder at the music than anything else. What’s the point in having 5000 social media fans if the music isn’t any good? It all starts and ends with that. From there, find and connect to an audience (this will take time and hard work!), build a fanbase (this will take time and hard work!), build a touring network (this will take time and hard work!), make more great music, treat people with respect, work with people who respect you, and learn the business. Because it is a business. Your business. No one will ever take it more seriously than you. The artist always sets the pace … so go out there and raise your flag as high as you can.