Very many Happy Returns to Taylor who turns the big 3-0 today. May the next 30 years bring you nothing but success and happiness in both your personal and professional life.
This last week was really special. We got to share a beautiful place and a lot of music with a few hundred amazing Hanson.net members from all over the world, during the Back To The Island destination concert event. Of course we all tried to relax between concerts, and from what we saw everyone who attended got plenty of their own r & r. It was amazing to see so many people from different parts of the world coming together for the week, and it inspired us further about the year we are planning which will be taking our tour to places far and wide.
Isaac and Taylor Hanson are in Cannes looking for international distribution for their new album, Shout It Out. The album is released on their own label 3CG, which they formed in 2003.
As well as releasing their own records on the label, the three brothers are using the company as a base from which to explore and respond to what they say is “an industry in flux,” and to find new ways to assist artists to connect with their fans. “It’s impossible to replicate the relationship that develops when a band really connects with their fans, but that’s what we’re looking at trying to do,” Taylor said. He added that while social networking sites can help facilitate and reinforce the artist-fan relationship, there is still more that can be done.