We understand that a musical duo becoming a music label seems odd. We have tried to make this transition as easy as possible to understand. In fact, a lot of our fans may not even notice the transition.
The records on the music label, GWAVA by Half an Orange, will be released in a variety of ways. We will use the song’s metadata, crediting, and album covers to clearly explain the different release types.
GWAVA by Half an Orange will have 3 release types:
1 - Andrew Spellman solo act releases
2 - before saudade (a.k.a Michael) solo act releases
3 - Other artist releases
Where #1 and #2 are the respective solo acts of the original duo members, Half an Orange, and #3 is new artists we sign to the label GWAVA by Half an Orange.
Plus, we have the "legacy" Half an Orange songs that were released as the original duo (Half an Orange) prior to the creation of the music label GWAVA by Half an Orange. Those are not signed to the label GWAVA by Half an Orange.
HOW TO TELL IF A SONG IS SIGNED TO GWAVA BY HALF AN ORANGE?
If you see the GWAVA by Half an Orange logo (G) on the album cover then you will know it is signed to Andrew and Michael’s label GWAVA by Half an Orange.
HOW TO TELL IF A SONG WAS MADE BY THE ORIGINAL HALF AN ORANGE DUO (BOTH ANDREW AND MICHAEL)?
There are two ways to tell if a song was made by Michael and Andrew together (a.k.a. the original Half an Orange duo).
The first is the easiest. If it says "Half an Orange" in the crediting but the song isn't released through the label GWAVA by Half an Orange (look for the "G" on the album cover), then it's from the original duo and their legacy catalogue (before GWAVA by Half an Orange existed).
If a record is released on GWAVA by Half an Orange and credits both "before saudade" (Michael's solo project) and Andrew Spellman as a collaboration (i.e. Andrew Spellman x before saudade) then you will know this record is from the original Half an Orange duo working together.
HOW TO TELL IF A GWAVA BY HALF AN ORANGE SONG WAS NOT MADE BY ANDREW NOR MICHAEL?
If it does not credit Andrew Spellman or before saudade (Michael's solo project) then neither Andrew or Michael were main contributors to the record.
WHO IS BEFORE SAUDADE?
before saudade is Michael's solo act. As an original member of Half an Orange, he and Andrew will run the music label GWAVA by Half an Orange together.
WHO IS ANDREW SPELLMAN?
Andrew Spellman is Andrew's solo act. As an original member of Half an Orange, he and Michael will run the music label GWAVA by Half an Orange together.
HOW TO TELL IF A SONG IS CONTENT CREATOR FRIENDLY?
If the outline of the GWAVA by Half an Orange logo is black and white, then it is creator friendly, meaning you can use the song on YouTube, Twitch, and social media as a content creator. If the outline of the GWAVA BY HALF AN ORANGE logo is a different color than black and white (i.e. gray and white) then the song is not creator friendly.
WHY DO SOME SONGS ON GWAVA BY HALF AN ORANGE LIST HALF AN ORANGE AS THE COLLABORATING ARTIST?
You may see some songs being credited as collaborations between the main musician and "Half an Orange" to help said musician grow. For example, “Main Musician & Half an Orange”.
This decision to list Half an Orange in the song’s metadata and credits as the collaborator was made after getting feedback and input from musicians who are interested in releasing with us. This collaboration in the metadata gives the smaller musician our entire audience and platform to grow from. It is optional and not required for them.
Because Andrew and Michael will be curating and mentoring these records and artists, we believe the records will provide a similar joy and emotional journey to our original duo Half an Orange fans, while also introducing them to new voices and perspectives.
IS THERE A LIST OF SONGS CREATED BY THE ORIGINAL HALF AN ORANGE DUO (MICHAEL AND ANDREW)?
Below is the "legacy" catalogue from Half an Orange (before the duo transitioned to being a label called GWAVA by Half an Orange)
Song Title - Label
Downtown - Inside Records
Far From Young - Inside Records
I Need U To Stay - Inside Records
Catching Fireflies - Inside Records
Stems - Inside Records
Wasted (Half an Orange Remix) - Inside Records
Stems (Acoustic) - Inside Records
Cold Drinks & Cool Friends (Half an Orange Remix) - CloudKid Records
Chuck Taylors - Lowly
Downtown (Holmsey Remix) - Inside Records
Old Friends - Monstercat
Left Behind - Monstercat
Buzz Lightyear - Monstercat
Given Up - Monstercat
End of the Moon - Monstercat
Buzz Lightyear (WRLD Remix) - Monstercat
Places I’ll Go - Lowly
Playing with the Boys - Monstercat
Sunscreen - Monstercat
Blink 182 - Monstercat
Mark Twain - Monstercat
Video Games - Monstercat
Time Travel Kool Aid - Monstercat
Scared - Monstercat
Sit like a Flamingo - Monstercat
Around the World - Monstercat
Mark Twain (Glacier Remix) - Monstercat
Time Travel Kool Aid (Volant Remix) - Monstercat
Sunscreen (Bishu Remix) - Monstercat
Blink 182 (Vitamin C Remix) - Monstercat
Arcade - Monstercat
Simple Moneymaker - Monstercat
Drunk Tattoo - Monstercat
Tarantino - Monstercat
Let Me Fall (Half an Orange Remix) - NIGHTMODE
Moondance - Monstercat
Temporary Love - Self Release
champagne and cocaine. - Self Release
Fire - CHOMPO
EPs / Albums - Label
Mostly We Grow Pt 1 - Monstercat
Mostly We Grow Pt 2 - Monstercat
Mostly We Grow Pt 3 - Monstercat
Mostly We Grow Trilogy - Monstercat
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for licensing info around any of the above records, or any records on GWAVA by Half an Orange.