1. Do you guys accept unsolicited demos?
Of course! We love checking out new stuff. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your band name in the subject. Send us your bio, Myspace, Youtube videos, EPKs, etc. If you attach mp3’s, do not attach more than 2-4 of your best songs to the email. We are no longer accepting physical submissions.
2. I sent my demo in, have you guys listened to it? What do you think? You wanna sign my band?
Because of the amount of submissions we get, it is impossible to respond to every single request. Feel free to follow up by emailing us again, but be aware that feedback is not always possible. We do listen to EVERYTHING that comes in. We will be in touch if we want to hear more or need any more info. Promise =)
3. Will you use one of my bands songs on your next comp?
If you want to be considered for a compilation please submit your demo to the above address. If we are interested in using one of your songs we will be in touch.
4. Is (Hopeless / Sub City band) going to be playing my hometown soon?
As soon as we get a tour date in for a band, it goes up on the tour page so if it’s not up there, we don’t know…
5. I want to use a Hopeless/Sub City artist’s song on my sampler/comp/video, who do I talk to?
Email email@example.com with your request including what kind of project it is for, what track(s) you would like to use and all pertinent information for the project and we’ll go from there.
6. How long will it take to receive my order?
Orders will be sent from our warehouse within 2 business days (Monday-Friday, excluding holidays). Standard shipping varies from 1-2 weeks within the continental United States. International shipping can take up to 3 weeks. Please use the contact form here for any questions.
7. How do I interview a Hopeless/ Sub City Band?
We love for magazines/websites/etc of all sizes to talk w/ our bands. Please send an email to Hopelesspress@hopelessrecords.com. In the subject line please write the name of your magazine/site/etc, and the name of the band you want to interview. Please be as clear as possible about who you are and what you want to do. The more time in advance you make your request the more likely we can make it happen.
8. How do I get promo copies for Hopeless/Sub City bands?
So you want to be on our press list?? Very cool! Below is information about how you can get promo copies of Hopeless/Sub City releases for press, radio, video, and promotions. We do not send CDs to everyone who asks, it doesn’t mean we don’t like you, but if you fill out everything below and have a good site/magazine that fits our bands, your chances are much better.
If you are a print magazine: Please send a copy of your latest issue to PO Box 7495 Van Nuys, CA 91409 Attn: Put me on the press list. Include ALL the info requested below with the physical magazine (please do not email it…..And please type!) Also include an overview of when you publish your magazine (weekly, monthly, bi-monthy) if you do not publish on a regular basis we will probably not send you anything.
If you are a website: Please send a link to your site to: Hopelesspress@hopelessrecords.com along with ALL the bellow information filled out with the subject line Put me on the press list. Make sure your site is current and updated regularly…if your site is totally hyping the 2004 Warped Tour you will probably not get anything.
If you are a radio station or video channel (online or broadcast): Send an email to Hopelesspress@hopelessrecords.com. In the subject line write Put me on the radio/video list. Please include all the below info, your latest play-list, info on submissions, a link to your website, if you have one, and any other information you think we may need.
Send us all the below info to get promo copies from Hopeless/Sub City (All means All)
Name of Magazine/Site/Station/Etc:
Description of your
Type of music covered/Played:
Do you review CDs:
Do you do interviews/features:
Would you like to be considered for show reviews? If so what city/area is best for you:
Include briefly any other info that you think applies: