Smoothspin Records is an independent record label based in San Francisco, California and founded in 2014 by James Carnes, Sam Derse, and Alison Hillman. Originally conceived as a vehicle for Carnes’s band, What Up Mang, Smoothspin has since expanded to represented multiple bands across the country.


Demo Submissions

We’re always looking to sign new bands. We accept demo submissions via streaming services like SoundCloud and Bandcamp. Please include the URL for your track in the message section of the contact form below as well as any links to your band’s website, Facebook, press, etc. We listen to every demo submitted.


Licensing & Synchronization Requests

All licensing and synchronization requests can be submitted via the form below.


Filmmakers, Artists, Photographers, Creatives…

If you’re an up-and-coming artist or creative person interested in exposing your work to a larger audience, talk to us about collaborating on a music video, concert poster, photo shoot, etc.


Contact Us

booking [at] smoothspin [dot] com