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 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. 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. Although many of our artists and bands are based in Ireland we have an international roster from countries such as Finland, Australia and the UK and USA.

Where are you based?

Blowtorch Records is based in Galway on the West Coast of Ireland. As we are primarily a digital label, we can deal with musicians worldwide. Check out our artists in Ireland, UK, USA and Australia

How much do you charge to be on Blowtorch Records?

There is no charge for a page on the Blowtorch Records site. 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.

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 at no cost. We can also your any physical releases and merch in our online shop. We can arrange paid promotion via Facebook, Instagram, banner ads etc. We can get your tracks onto Spotify via our aggregator Record Union We can get your tracks mixed and mastered using a variety of great people we have worked with previously. We have worked with several companies on producing band t shirts and other merch such as badges and tote bags.

Can you help me get my tracks onto Spotify?

Yes we can answer all your streaming platform questions. We can get your tracks onto Spotify, Shaazam, 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 recording, mixing and mastering. For example Katie Tavini did a great job mastering Turnstiles' Same Old Stories. Check out some other excellent people we've worked with: Ivan Jackman at Hellfire Studios in Dublin Will Davies at Bungalow Sound Studios near Winchester in the UK