Scott Waring is Co-founder of Sleepless Records, Nightmare Mgmt and The Hand Recordings. Sleepless Records was founded in 2012 by partners Alexandre Bonenfant and Scott Waring with the goal of nurturing and developing emerging talent with the intention of creating lasting careers. Since its inception, the label has grown its roster to 7 acts, including July Talk, Kandle & the Krooks, Programm, Pet Sun and Repartee, and Sunshine & The Blue Moon. In the past few years that Sleepless has been active, the label has received several accolades including a Gold Album certification, JUNO award for Alternative Album of the Year and along with multiple nominations and wins for CBC Music, SIRIUS Indie, SOCAN, The HMAs, Music NL and the CASBYs Awards. In January of 2015 Sleepless founders Bonenfant & Waring formed a new division under the Sleepless Umbrella, The Hand Recordings, with a strong emphasis on releasing
and nourishing great artists from under-represented, but highly potential genres and is currently home to Pet Sun, Programm and Sunshine & The Blue Moon. Since it’s inception The Hand’s roster has been gaining critical appraise from across the globe on high tier taste making publications and critics such as NME, The FADER, NOISEY, Stereogum, AV Club and CBC. Sleepless Records/The Hand Recordings’ upcoming release schedule includes the sophomore albums by July Talk (Sept 2016), Programm and Pet Sun alongside debut releases by newcomers Sunshine & The Blue Moon. Other announcements are imminent.