Q.
How did Nice Guy Records start? Who runs it and what are you all about?
A.
We've put together this handy ABOUT US page to answer all of these questions and more.

Q.
I'm in a band and I want to send you our demo. What should and shouldn't I do?
A.
WHAT TO DO:
1) Send us a CD or tape.
2) Make sure your contact info is on the CD itself, as we tend to lose cases and post-it-notes.
3) If possible, include lyrics, a bio, and a picture of yourselves as well.

WHAT NOT TO DO:
1) We listen to every single demo we receive, however we do NOT have time to download mp3s. So please, we beg you, DO NOT send us emails saying, "Hi, I'm in this band. Go to our mp3 site and download our mp3s and let us know what you think." That only shows that you are too lazy to send a demo package.
2) DO NOT send an email asking if you can send a demo. Of course you can send a demo! We are always looking for new talent.
3) We're real happy when you don't write all over the envelope. Why? We re-use them, of course. Remember your 3 Rs!

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
1) Bands that are good.
2) Bands who know how to promote themselves.
3) Bands with touring experience.
4) Bands who work their asses off.
5) Bands who are not racist, sexist, or homophobic.

WHEN WILL YOU HEAR FROM US?
Unfortunately, we are too busy to respond to every demo we get. But if we like you, you will hear from us very quickly. Feel free to follow up with an email if you want feedback. We will try, but again, if you don't hear back from us do not take it personally. We're just busy, that's all.

Q.
I work for a radio station, record store, or magazine. How do I get promotional items?
A.
If you're a 'zine, please send a copy of an issue in the mail to us. Please include circulation and distribution info and feel free to include your ad rates. If you've got a radio show or record store, email us at niceguy@niceguyrecords.com and tell us about it and what you're looking for and we'll do our best to help you!

Q.
I want to stock Nice Guy releases in my record store or one stop. What distributors should I contact?
A.
USA
NG11: Harvest Media Group, Choke, Revelation, AEC
NG12: Harvest Media Group, Choke, AEC
NG13: Harvest Media Group, Choke, AEC
NG14: Harvest Media Group, Choke, Revelation, Sound of California
NG15: Choke, Revelation
NG16: Harvest Media Group, Choke
NG17: Harvest Media Group, Choke, Revelation, Very
NG18: Harvest Media Group, Choke, Very
NG20: Harvest Media Group, Choke, Very
NG21: Suburban Home Distribution (inc. Caroline, AEC, etc.)
JAPAN
NG11: JVC/Victor
All other titles: Big Mouth JPN
AUSTRALIA
NG13: ECP Records
NG14: ECP Records
EUROPE
NG12: Brand New Hero
NG16: Brand New Hero
NG21: Punk Nation/I Scream Records

If you need contact info for any of these fine places, just ask.

Q.
What does it say on the back of the Nice Guy Records 2002 T-shirt?
A.
"It's nice to be important but it's important to be nice." www.niceguyrecords.com

Q.
I'm putting out a compilation. Can I put a Nice Guy band on it?
A.
More than likely yes. Just email us at niceguy@niceguyrecords.com and tell us who you're interested in and we'll work it out.