Head For West Records is creating CDs, Cassette Tapes, Vinyl, Band Merch, Music Videos. All of it
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Head For West Records is a small label based out of Ottawa, ON, Canada. We have one motto: DIY until we die. The label was started by Adam Moore and Matt Francis, the latter of Ottawa band Weird With Cats, out of pure frustration. In April of 2017, Adam and Matt decided that they were done waiting on other people to help them get where they wanted to be professionally. It was time to either give up, or do it themselves. You're still reading this bio, so we both know how that turned out.

The idea at first was to release short run cassette tapes and sell them at shows and online. That idea quickly evolved. Adam and Matt are attempting to re-define what a record label can get done for a band. In the age of digital streaming, anyone that knows how to use the internet can get a song on Spotify or Apple Music. For this reason, HFWR helps their artists get their music on all digital platforms, at no cost to them. The label believes that internet success can only translate into so much for a local band. Most of the work need to be done at ground level, to build up a bands reputation. That is where HFWR excels.

The label hosts a monthly showcase at Live on Elgin in Ottawa, ON, on the third Thursday of each month. These showcases give local bands the chance to play a well known venue, exposes them to a new audience, and puts money in their pocket. They've even gone a step further, and released a compilation album, the Head For West Records Showcase Series Soundtrack: Vol. 1. It features one song from each band that played a Showcase Series show in 2017. The label plans to make it an annual release.

Currently, the label is home to 5 bands/artists:
Weird With Cats
Mistaken For Brothers
Matt Vagrant
This Guy Fawkes
Novusolis

All five of these acts are set to release new material in 2018. By supporting Head For West Records, you are helping to fund these releases. You are helping these artists get one step closer to where they want to be in their career. By supporting Head For West Records, you are helping to fund the Showcase Series, which gives local bands exposure to a fresh audience. You are funding music videos and band merch for these artists. By supporting this label, you are funding future projects that Head For West will no doubt be working on. If you do choose to be come a Patron, you will be helping to grow the Ottawa music scene as a whole, and for that we thank you!

In addition to the showcase, we are also starting a Podcast, where we will feature interviews with bands that have played a showcase. We'll also preview upcoming showcases, and hep you get to know the bands a little better! PLUS an extended version of this podcast will be delivered EXCLUSIVELY to our Patreons, no matter what tier you subscribe to! 

Check out this band profile on our friends in Weird With Cats, and get a sense of who you will be supporting!
Tiers
The Helper
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
Any little bit helps, so if you just want to casually support us, we'll make it worth your while. Each month we'll send you one digital download from the Head For West Music Library at random. It's your monthly reminder of who you are supporting!
The Contributor
$6 or more per month 0 patrons
Any little bit helps, so if you just want to casually support us, we'll make it worth your while. Each month we'll send you two digital downloads from the Head For West Music Library at random. It's your monthly reminder of who you are supporting! As an added bonus, you'll get the same track as Tier 1, plus and exclusive HFWR artist track that is only available to Tier 2!
The Funder
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
If you care enough about what we are trying to do to donate $10 a month, you deserve something special. For becoming a "Funder", we'll give you 50% off the door price to our Showcase Series shows in Ottawa. If you don't live in Ottawa, that's cool too. You'll have access to band merch before anyone else does. You'll also get to vote on which items you like best, to determine which ones get featured! Plus, as a welcome gift, we'll send you a 4-pack of Weird With Cats Pins! Plus the two exclusive tracks that "Contributors" will receive. 
The High Roller
$25 or more per month 0 of 6 patrons
WHOA! If you care enough about what we are trying to do to donate $25 a month, you deserve something VERY special. For becoming a "High Roller", we'll give you FREE ENTRY to our Showcase Series shows in Ottawa. If you don't live in Ottawa, that's cool too. You'll have access to band merch before anyone else does. You'll also get to vote on which items you like best, to determine which ones get featured! Plus, as a welcome gift, we'll send you a 4-pack of Weird With Cats Pins! Plus the two exclusive tracks that "Contributors" will receive. 
Goals
0 of 50 patrons
When we hit 50 patrons, we will release some rare, never before heard Weird With Cats material, that probably wont make it on to the next album. Only our patrons will receive this exclusive release. 
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Head For West Records is a small label based out of Ottawa, ON, Canada. We have one motto: DIY until we die. The label was started by Adam Moore and Matt Francis, the latter of Ottawa band Weird With Cats, out of pure frustration. In April of 2017, Adam and Matt decided that they were done waiting on other people to help them get where they wanted to be professionally. It was time to either give up, or do it themselves. You're still reading this bio, so we both know how that turned out.

The idea at first was to release short run cassette tapes and sell them at shows and online. That idea quickly evolved. Adam and Matt are attempting to re-define what a record label can get done for a band. In the age of digital streaming, anyone that knows how to use the internet can get a song on Spotify or Apple Music. For this reason, HFWR helps their artists get their music on all digital platforms, at no cost to them. The label believes that internet success can only translate into so much for a local band. Most of the work need to be done at ground level, to build up a bands reputation. That is where HFWR excels.

The label hosts a monthly showcase at Live on Elgin in Ottawa, ON, on the third Thursday of each month. These showcases give local bands the chance to play a well known venue, exposes them to a new audience, and puts money in their pocket. They've even gone a step further, and released a compilation album, the Head For West Records Showcase Series Soundtrack: Vol. 1. It features one song from each band that played a Showcase Series show in 2017. The label plans to make it an annual release.

Currently, the label is home to 5 bands/artists:
Weird With Cats
Mistaken For Brothers
Matt Vagrant
This Guy Fawkes
Novusolis

All five of these acts are set to release new material in 2018. By supporting Head For West Records, you are helping to fund these releases. You are helping these artists get one step closer to where they want to be in their career. By supporting Head For West Records, you are helping to fund the Showcase Series, which gives local bands exposure to a fresh audience. You are funding music videos and band merch for these artists. By supporting this label, you are funding future projects that Head For West will no doubt be working on. If you do choose to be come a Patron, you will be helping to grow the Ottawa music scene as a whole, and for that we thank you!

In addition to the showcase, we are also starting a Podcast, where we will feature interviews with bands that have played a showcase. We'll also preview upcoming showcases, and hep you get to know the bands a little better! PLUS an extended version of this podcast will be delivered EXCLUSIVELY to our Patreons, no matter what tier you subscribe to! 

Check out this band profile on our friends in Weird With Cats, and get a sense of who you will be supporting!

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Tiers
The Helper
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
Any little bit helps, so if you just want to casually support us, we'll make it worth your while. Each month we'll send you one digital download from the Head For West Music Library at random. It's your monthly reminder of who you are supporting!
The Contributor
$6 or more per month 0 patrons
Any little bit helps, so if you just want to casually support us, we'll make it worth your while. Each month we'll send you two digital downloads from the Head For West Music Library at random. It's your monthly reminder of who you are supporting! As an added bonus, you'll get the same track as Tier 1, plus and exclusive HFWR artist track that is only available to Tier 2!
The Funder
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
If you care enough about what we are trying to do to donate $10 a month, you deserve something special. For becoming a "Funder", we'll give you 50% off the door price to our Showcase Series shows in Ottawa. If you don't live in Ottawa, that's cool too. You'll have access to band merch before anyone else does. You'll also get to vote on which items you like best, to determine which ones get featured! Plus, as a welcome gift, we'll send you a 4-pack of Weird With Cats Pins! Plus the two exclusive tracks that "Contributors" will receive. 
The High Roller
$25 or more per month 0 of 6 patrons
WHOA! If you care enough about what we are trying to do to donate $25 a month, you deserve something VERY special. For becoming a "High Roller", we'll give you FREE ENTRY to our Showcase Series shows in Ottawa. If you don't live in Ottawa, that's cool too. You'll have access to band merch before anyone else does. You'll also get to vote on which items you like best, to determine which ones get featured! Plus, as a welcome gift, we'll send you a 4-pack of Weird With Cats Pins! Plus the two exclusive tracks that "Contributors" will receive.