Frequently Asked Questions

We're here to help artists with releasing and promoting their music so it can be heard. These are some of the questions we are often asked. If you have any others, please get in touch.

What is Blowtorch Records?

Blowtorch Records is a friendly, ethical website and record label setup by Richard in 2018, based in Galway on the West coast of Ireland. The idea is to give unsigned, independent musicians a digital space and promotion for their recorded music. We look after publicity while you make music. And we leverage the power of the collective for the good of everyone. Read our manifesto blog to learn more We can get your digital tracks onto streaming platforms and arrange for physical releases on CD and vinyl. We can also help you to make money by selling your merch (T-Shirts CDs, vinyl) in our online shop. We look forward not back. Blowtorch Records is The Future Sound Of Ireland.

Is there a charge to be on Blowtorch Records?

There is no charge to join Blowtorch Records. Get in touch and find out what we can do for you. It's about promoting music that we love as a partnership with you. If your music is a good fit for us and you can provide all the content we need then we'd love to hear from you. Some bands are more established than others and have had national radio airplay and been reviewed in established blogs. This benefits every band on the label and thus we harness the power of the collective. It is incumbent on each artist/band of course to add to this with their own creativity.

What services do you offer?

Your free web page will contain your biography, imagery, videos, social media links and tracks which can be set to stream or free/paid download. We will promote your music across our own social media channels and via blogs and podcasts. We send out new release notifications to music websites and radio stations. We can sell your physical releases and merch in our online shop. As a label who has had many bands played on national and internet radio staions, and reviewed in prestigious blogs, we can cut through the noise more effectively than you on your own.

Can you help me get my tracks onto Spotify?

Yes we can answer all your streaming platform questions. We can get your tracks free-of-charge onto Spotify, Shazam, Apple, Amazon etc working with our aggregator Record Union.

Do you offer physical releases?

Yes we can arrange for your singles, EPs or albums to be released on CD or vinyl. We can help with all aspects of the process including artwork, mastering and finding the right company to work with. We can also sell these for you using our secure e-commerce platform.

Can you help with recording, mixing and mastering?

Yes. We have worked with a number of great people who we can put you in contact with. For example Ivan Jackman at Hellfire Studios in Dublin and and Katie Tavini in Brighton, UK have done great mastering work for us.

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