A thought process and equally essential questions…
Why a sale for physical recordings??
In these times of Spotify & Co.?
Who`s interested in and what distinguish you from others?
These and similar questions I had listen from the inner circle of my family and some of my friends, and I was, admittedly, offended at the first moment (I think anyone who is convinced of an idea has unfortunately made this experience, that the headwinds of family and friends are especially painful) but at the same time I started to ask myself the same thing, why a distribution for physical recordings (CD’s + LP’s)?
To answer this question properly, I have to go back a few years, to the Year 2007…
Oh, first of all I will introduce myself, my name is Michele Angelini, I`ve been playing Guitar since my 14th year and since my 16th year I´ve been playing in bands, my Year of birth is 1972, I had my own record company since 2007 and since 2008 my own distribution. I still love making music and playing in bands and still believe that you can live from making/composing/releasing/distributing your music and give music back their meaning.
But back to the Story…
In 2007, my friends from Toscany, the Dithyrambs, a band I’ve known since I was 16 years old, send me their second self-produced CD (“Free to be filthy”, amazing and fantastic album, read the reviews on the website of the record company www.beautifulscumrecords.com ). When I listened to it, I finally decided to found my own record company (Beautiful Scum Records) and to make this CD available to the public as the first official act. What I`ve done, after some corrections (remixing and mastering CD) and some bureaucracy (officially founding the label, Gema & GVL, etc.).
After this initial start, it was necessary to find a distribution, because to have some critcs in music magazines and be played on the radio is nearly impossible, unless you are available in the “official” Way (trade & shops) So I tried to get into one of the many distributors (big and medium and small), but no chance, not the smallest. The only advantage was, that in contrast to the Call offs of record companies or publishers (certainly the aspiring authors already know this problem), the Call offs came quickly, so the next decision was easy : to start my own Distribution/Sales department!
Personally, I think there’s a lot of music that’s worth to listen and buy, so I haven’t given up and I think there are still enough people who buy CDs and LP’s and especially the physical and digital Music can work together perfectly. That’s why I founded this Distribution/Sales!
I am planning a distribution for physical and digital music, a digital radio station, based on license-free music from the distribution, which is played in continuous rotation (at first randomly), possibly independence from the normal Platforms (because let’s face it, who should sign up there then to disappear into the nirvana of large platforms for digital music (whether steaming or acquisition)) and above all an opportunity for bands/musicians/authors/artists/DJs/projects/authors etc., which can`t nowhere find a home and have decided to take the whole thing into their own hands as far as possible.
To the costs and conditions of registration, you can find in the Terms for Labels, Bands and Musician.
For the first time, thank you for spending your time reading all through and…
Give the Distribution and so yourself a chance!!