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Don Giovanni Records, LLC


Don Giovanni Records
P.O. Box 628
Kingston, NJ 08528

Press and Promo Requests:


Frequently Asked Questions v1.0

  • Q: Do you accept demos?
  • A: It depends what you mean. If you have a song or an album you think that I should hear then I would love to hear it. At the same time, we have never worked with a band based on getting a demo via email or in the mail (and both are the same to me, as I listen to everything genuine I get in either place). So if you are looking for someone to listen to your work, please send it over. But if all you want is a yes or no answer as to whether or not we will release it, the answer is going to be “no,” even if we love it most likely if our only exposure to your band is a demo in the mail.

    Please also when sending demos DO NOT attach MP3 files or any other kind of files without emailing and asking first if I want mp3s. I will be just as likely to listen to something on bandcamp/anywhere else and the mp3 files take up too much space in my email.
  • Q: So how do you find bands?
  • A: Good question. 90% of the time it is bands that play with our other bands and are an active part of our music scene. The other 10% of the time it is bands Zach and I are in.
  • Q: Can you put me on that list where we get albums for our radio station/blog/fanzine?
  • A: No, because that list doesn’t exist. However, if you email us we will send you a copy of whatever you are looking for.
  • Q: I am having a problem with a download code.
  • A: Email
  • Q: I am having a problem with an order.
  • A: Email
  • Q: What kind of files are the digital downloads?
  • A: They are mp3 files.
  • Q: Okay, but I am some kind of a half-person half-robot who needs to listen to FLAC files, do you have those?
  • A: No and I don’t actually understand what they are or how to make them so while I’m not trying to be rude, I have no way of helping you with this one. Maybe they are something you can make yourself from the CD or LP version? I don’t know. I am sorry I don’t have them in this FLAC format thing, but I also promise that I’ve listened to the songs hundreds of times at this point and they sound awesome on CD, vinyl, or as mp3s.
  • Q: I ordered something and never received an email with tracking information?
  • A: That makes perfect sense as we are only sending you an easily replaceable $11.99 LP and not an application to college, a kidney, or a vile of Lorenzo’s oil and so tracking info seems a bit excessive.
  • Q: If I send an email to your personal email instead of will you be more likely to reply to it?
  • A: No, in fact, I will be far less likely to read to it because the mindset I am in when looking at my personal email is not one where I am listening to new music or helping people with orders and download code problems, and it will mostly likely get unintentionally buried. I would never ignore something intentionally but you need to understand that you will get a much faster reply if you email, it gets checked many many times a day.
  • Q: Can I intern for you guys?
  • A: No. That would be ridiculous.
  • Q: How does your label navigate the emerging digital landscape of the music industry?
  • A: I don’t know. And ew.
  • Q: What is the future of the music industry?
  • A: I don’t care.
  • Q: Is there a limited version of _____________________?
  • A: No.
  • Q: I’m some totally random person but I want you to do a huge favor for me and help convince a band on your label to play some event I am putting together but were not going to be able to pay them anything.
  • A: The band might be totally interested but I am the wrong person to email, I am not an agent or a manager. I would just email them the information at the same email address you would.
  • Q: Hi again, its me, the complete stranger you’ve never met before. You suck. You completely ruined _________________________ and I am going to send you an 8-page email with incredibly valid points as to why you ruined my favorite band by changing them in some way that is unnoticeable to anyone else.
  • A: Duly noted.
  • Q: Yo dude. I own like three albums out of the 70 that you have done and am pretty much a Don Giovanni super fan so can you do some kind of huge favor for me even though I am probably someone that you would hate if you ever met in person?
  • A: Yeah, probably. I guess it depends what the favor is.
  • Q: Oi! I’m one of those drunk punx guys that lives in a gutter but somehow still has the means to listen to music and I was wondering if I send you some kind of letter with handwriting that is impossible to read but where I am basically asking you to take the time, money, and energy to send me free music just because I am some kind of a punk, will you do it?
  • A: Yes, of course. Seriously.
  • Q: I love ___________________ so much that I feel like the only way I could express it is by taking them home and chopping them up.
  • A: Please do not express your appreciation for any of our artists by taking them home and chopping them up.
  • Q: I have a question and it is answered above but I still really want to email you about it.
  • A: Ugh, fine.