We have completed our first year of operations, and made over 10 recordings with three recording artists in Hong Kong. However we feel that it is much better for the label and for music buyers if Sharawaji actually represents something, and is an indicator of quality within a genre. For that reason we will be limiting our recording projects within the next 3 years to guitar instrumentals, such as surf music. This means that we have had to drop acts, and will not be able to provide recording budgets to artists just looking for advances and cash to make a record.
We have made this decision because 1) we really like guitar instrumentals, 2) this is an under-represented genre deserving of greater mainstream recognition, 3) we feel that we can help surf bands make recordings, and 4) we can add something to this genre by exploring the crossovers between genres.
We wish you all a very happy 2013.