Aaaaaand just like that it was May.... though some days you'd be hard pressed to tell some days. But that means it's almost time to reveal the artwork for the next instalment of our popular free-to-download compilation series. In case you haven't seen it yet, we launched our second free digital compilation on 1st January 2015 to coincide with our second birthday as a website. It's been well received and downloaded hundreds and hundreds of times so far, and you can download all fifteen tracks for free at out bandcamp page.
As soon as the artwork for volume three has been released I'll be inviting acts to submit to the compilation. There may be opportunity for open submission closer to Christmas as with all things in life some people make promises that unfortunately life and other commitments get in the way of. And that's fine. That being said, feel free to leave a comment on our Facebook page if you're interested in contributing anything.
As with last year we'll be aiming for around fifteen - sixteen tracks to be sent to us, mastered and with permissions by the end of November in order to be able to complete the A4 digital booklet (which includes biographies and hyperlinks for all the acts) in time for release on 01/01/2016. As with the first compilation we'll be looking for exclusive new songs, demos and remixes from new and exciting acts from around the globe.
It's a big job but I believe in this website and over the past few years I've been humbled by the bands, artists, labels, promoters and most importantly the readers who believe in it and keep coming back to it.
I hope you'll all continue to download, share and recommend the 'Blood Pack' compilations and most of all support the artists, bands, and labels that submit new and exciting music to them.
Luckily for me I made a head start on the artwork last year around the same time as I upgraded the look of the website, so at leas that is something that is already done. Particularly at this time of year when everything seems to go manic. Maybe it was the fact that the electorate mobilised itself over the past few weeks in the run up to the general election, or maybe its because the longer days mean everyone has the energy to do more... either way the albums and books are coming in fast and it is hard to keep track of everything!
Right, that's it for this month's ramble. If you actually read these, please share it on social media and if you're in a band, keep an eye out for further announcements regarding the compilation in the forthcoming months.
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