I'm being asked a lot why I'm not signed to a major record label. So, I think it's a good idea to let you know what's going on.
Well, I have received offers from major labels - the first offer was in February and I've had more enquiries from the UK, Europe and North America since... So, why haven't I signed? The reason is that I believe there are certain things that I need to do first to give me the best chance of succeeding in the future and also allow myself the time to experiment and create the music I really want to make. I'm also having loads of fun and that is what it's all about :)
The most important thing is to keep getting my music out there to as many people as possible and hopefully finding new fans along the way. The best way for me to do this is to continue to make my music available for you guys to listen to whilst not being afraid to develop my sound as I go along. I'm also going to keep touring, practising, and perfecting my live performances. At the same time I'm going to start releasing my own records independently for a while.
I have lots of exciting things coming up in the next few months. As well as the short UK tour I did in September, I have a French tour in November with Two Door Cinema Club and another, bigger UK tour in February 2011. My first EP will be released on my site in mid November (yey!) and I've already started working on another EP that I'll release in March 2011. Doing it this way allows me to grow as an artist, I've learnt so much already, and I keep trying to push my creative abilities higher and higher.
While I'm an independent artist, I need to generate some income to support what I'm doing. So I'm going to start making my tracks available on iTunes, so that fans can help me fund my music if they want to. At the same there will always be great versions of my tracks available for free on my site.
I'm sure at some point next year I'll be ready to sign a deal. Hopefully, my efforts will produce a company that really believes in me as a musician, singer, writer and performer. I will do everything I can between now and then (and for evermore!) to convince as many of you guys (fans of music!) as possible, that I am worth following and believing in.
Tah Dah! So there you go, now you know aaaall my plans! Let’s keep our fingers crossed :) X