Risque Disque Records, an independent label in Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island, has relaunched and rebranded their label with a set of new releases. Several albums have been released on the leap year, Feb. 29, 2016. The releases will be available digitally via iTunes March 7 and the Risque Disque Store immediately. Brick and mortar stores will release the content physically in select Canadian, European, and American markets in the following months.
The relaunch includes releases from Aaron James and The Black Water, Cameron Gunn, Gibby Nik, and Mike J. Tompkins. On YouTube, fans can check out three superbly shot music videos that exhibit two of the leading singles from the relaunch: Cameron Gunn’s ‘Southern Winds, and Gibby Nik’s ‘Woken’. Aaron James and The Black Water’s first single ‘Change’ is available here for viewing as well.
The main focus of Risque Disque’s relaunch is to reignite interest in supporting artists directly. A new membership program will allow fans to become patrons of their favorite artists. The idea of a song’s worth being $1 is, to Risque Disque, one worth demolishing and reinventing.
Members of the new program will have unlimited access to the Risque Disque catalogue, live shows, and a physical package mailed to their door at the end of the year. With the recent rise of communities like Patreon, fans are able to support artists in untraditional, but arguably superior ways. The Risque Disque membership program will follow that model, allowing music listeners to interact with their favorite tunes in an entirely new, all-inclusive way.
In April, the artists featured in the upcoming Risque Disque releases will be embarking on a tour of western Canada. Individual tours of Canada, the United States, and Europe are set to follow.
To connect with Risque Disque, fans can visit the label’s website and relevant social networking, all of which can be found below.
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