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Frequently asked questions about Half an Orange growing into the music label GWAVA by Half an Orange.

Why is Half an Orange becoming a music label?
You can read our reasoning in the initial announcement here.

What is the Half an Orange music label called?
GWAVA by Half an Orange. Or just GWAVA for short.

When will the Half an Orange music label launch?
GWAVA by Half an Orange is launching tonight at midnight (October 18th). The first single, "agua de beber" is from Michael's new solo project, "before saudade". It will be available to stream on all platforms tonight (Oct 18th) at midnight in your time zone. Stream here

What genre will the label GWAVA by Half an Orange release?
Melodic House, Progressive House, Deep House, and Indie Electronic. It will feel similar to the original Half an Orange duo’s music with a splash of new production style’s we have been developing.

What artists will be on the label?
GWAVA by Half an Orange will start small, focusing on new music from Michael’s solo project, before saudade, and then releasing music from a small roster of artists.

Where did the name GWAVA come from?
It is a re-spelling of the fruit Michael grew up eating in Brazil called Guava in English. The name Half an Orange is also Brazilian, and fruit based, so we wanted the new label’s name to feel part of that world.

Why not call the label “Half an Orange”?
We wanted a new name (in front of “by Half an Orange”) to signify to fans the new era of the project. If you continue calling it Half an Orange then that is ok :)

So there is a duo, Half an Orange, and their label, GWAVA?
No. There are not two projects. The one project is a music label called GWAVA by Half an Orange. We assume fans will call it either GWAVA or Half an Orange for short, but they’re all one music label.

Will the original duo of Michael and Andrew still release music together?
No. However, we will both be working closely together to grow the label.

Will the original duo of Michael and Andrew tour together?
No. Michael will (hopefully) be touring his solo act, before saudade, with support from the label GWAVA by Half an Orange.

When will Michael’s solo, before saudade, act tour?
We don’t know yet. The act is brand new and will take some time to build demand with promoters for shows.

Will Half an Orange continue releasing on Monstercat, CHOMPO, or other music labels?
No. We will however still support previously released Half an Orange records already signed to other labels.

Will Michael’s solo act, before saudade, release on other labels?

Where can I follow Michael’s solo act, before saudade?
The Half an Orange socials (now branded GWAVA by Half an Orange) will promote before saudade's music and socials. You can follow him on Twitter @beforesaudade

Will Andrew also have a solo act?
Though his main role will be running the label GWAVA by Half an Orange, Andrew will also release music on the label under the name Andrew Spellman. You can follow him on Twitter @_andrewspellman

Will this impact any Half an Orange merchandise, vinyls, or digital downloads I purchased?

Will this impact current Half an Orange songs?

No. All of them are still available to stream the same way as before.


Will this impact the Half an Orange Artist Profile on Spotify and other DSPs?
No. All of our music is still on Spotify and other DSPs (YouTube, Apple, etc) with the same songs, playlists, access, and album covers. New songs signed to GWAVA by Half an Orange will often be tagged to the Half an Orange Spotify/DSPs to help said song reach our fans (meaning if you follow our Half an Orange Spotify/DSPs you’ll see when the label releases new music).

Will this impact Half an Orange’s socials?
No. Continue following the same Half an Orange social media accounts.

Will Michael still be involved with 4th Level Group and CHOMPO.

Will this impact my Half an Orange digital collectibles?

How do I submit music to the label, GWAVA by Half an Orange?

How can I support GWAVA by Half an Orange, Michael, and Andrew?
Keep listening to and sharing our music. Your support has been incredible already.

Who do I contact for business opportunities?


How do I tell if a song is from the legacy/original duo Half an Orange vs the label GWAVA by Half an Orange?

Use the link here for guidance.

Still confused?
Don’t worry. We’re going to make this transition super easy. Just sit back, keep following our socials and music platforms, and enjoy the new music from GWAVA by Half an Orange.

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