Unlike traditional record lables, Hembot Records is a record label for right now. Over the past few years due in large part to services like Napster, iTunes, YouTube, Spotify and crowd funding websites, the old school model of what a record label does for artists is gone. We here at Hembot Records harness today's tools to bolster the careers of artists who are fearless self-starters. By forming a "collective" of like-minded artists, we believe we are greater than the sum of our parts by "sharing" fan bases, connections and opportunities.


"Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact. "

- William S. Burroughs

We believe there is an almost insatiable desire for quality, curated music by the music consumer. To that end, Hembot Records. seeks to sign artists who are bringing something great into the world. We are not looking for quantity over quality. This is not widget-making. An artist who would make a good fit for our label is one who is tapping into "greatness". And around here, we define greatness as an artist who ADDS to the musical conversation. For example, artists such as Miles Davis or the Beatles or Kanye West or Leonard Cohen or Sufjan Stevens or Gizzly Bear or Psy -- although extremely varied in form and composition and household fame -- all have one thing in common: They are considered great because they have added to the vocabulary that subsequent artists then use to speak.


"The vast majority of the world's books, music, films, television and art, you will never see. It's just numbers."

- Linda Holmes

Yes, there is a lot of noise. Yes, there is a lot of music to occupy people's attention. Still, we have a passion for drawing a small cup from that very, very large ocean of music that is out there and present it to our audience. In order to do that with any kind of equanimity, we rely on our special blend of A&R ninja skills that can be broken down into two main areas: Great Music & Great Marketing


"Music can change the world because it can change people."
- Bono

We are looking for great artists who are looking to change the world. Undoubtedly, this is no small feat. Still, we are optimistic enough (or crazy!) to believe that by finding that one artist with that one special piece of music, that a little more light can be brought into the world.


"Marketing is a contest for people's attention."

- Seth Godin

We are looking for artists who are also great at their own marketing. Artists who put out music and then wait for the world to bang down their door need not apply. But artists who have momentum and subscriptions, who are playing live shows and utilizing television placements and social media in clever and new ways, we are interested in you!


Hembot was founded in 2012 as a platform to release like-minded independent music. As time went along, we figured out there was strength in numbers and thus expanded the label's catalog to include other artists in 2015.

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