Question: Hi, I was a bit curious about a band you recently signed called American Standard. I just want to double check and make sure there was a recent signing with that band. From: firstname.lastname@example.org
Answer: Nah dude, they aren't signed to Earache.Tho American Standard are a decent band and have some fans in our NYC office, including the label manager.They are getting confused between Interest from the label and an actual contract.No contract has been issued, so they cannot be signed huh?
Earache right now, today, is showing heavy interest in about 10 bands, tho i expect we will sign maybe 1 or 2 of them max, for American Standard,i would say our interest is light-medium.In any given day at the Earache HQ in UK we receive approx 50 approaches from bands,both newcomers- the best way is email us your myspace page link- BUT also we have a lot of established bands with some releases out already too approaching us.We do reply and show interest to ones who catch our eyes and ears.If the interest snowballs then we might move to issuing contracts, and even at that stage, many bands do not end up signed.