Our News / February 22nd, 2018
Everpress. Create original merchandise for your label with zero upfront costs.
Traditionally if you wanted to create bespoke clothing and other merchandise for your label, you've probably baulked at the costs involved, or been intimidated by the minimum runs associated with printing a t-shirt emblazoned with your carefully designed label logo. Well, we're happy to say that the days of forking out serious cash to get some label gear sorted are behind us, as we've teamed up with Everpress to bring freedom to your merch needs.
Everpress offers you a simple way to create quality - and potentially profitable - merchandise worldwide, making it super easy to connect with fans, promote your brand and sell beautiful custom products instantly, with no upfront costs.
The process is extremely straightforward: once you have your design you can send direct to Everpress or upload it yourself to their campaign builder. Next, choose your garments, how much you want to sell them for and launch your campaign, which is effectively a pop up shop). Then share the link with your social audience and collect pre-orders for the duration of the campaign, which can run anything from 1 to 30 days.
As the sales roll in, you can view the live sales statistics and your projected profits in your dashboard. Then at the end of the campaign, Everpress print all the orders in one batch and ship directly to your fans worldwide. Best of all, the minimum run is just five items, so there's no risk of sinking a load of money into stock you may struggle to shift.
Profits are paid seven days after the campaign finishes, and if there are any customer service questions or issues with delivery fans come directly to Everpress, so you won't have to spend any time fielding queries from your customers.
Two types of printing are offered: screen printing or DTG Printing, the latter of which is highly recommended for full colour designs and intricately-detailed images. There's a huge range of garments to choose from, including long and short sleeve t-shirts, vests, sweatshirts and hoodies, while Everpress also give you helpful guides on how to make sure your artwork is print-ready, and even offer marketing tips on how best to promote your range.
Industry News / February 22nd, 2018
WARM your music with Label Worx & LimeBlue.
We've teamed up with the new radio tracking service to offer all users a 10% discount.
One of the biggest challenges faced by independent labels is actually keeping track of who's playing your music globally. You might be able to check the odd tracklist here or there, or have a good enough relationship with a few DJs than they let you know when they've given your latest release a spin, but with thousands of radio stations across the world potentially having access to your releases, it can often be an impossible - or incredibly expensive - task.
WARM is a new Danish initiative set to shake up the industry by tackling exactly this challenge. With WARM, artists at any level can now easily get detailed insight into when and where their song is being played around the world, the website and app providing accurate real-time data, detailed downloadable reports and clear geographical maps displaying gathered info on radio airplays.
By pinpointing exactly in which territories a song is being played, artists and their teams can use the increased transparency to improve their royalty collection as well as their overall marketing strategy, including optimizing social media and radio promotion, enabling geographically targeted tour booking and targeting fans and followers in other countries and cities.
WARM - an acronym for World Airplay Radio Monitor, - launched in April 2017 in Denmark. It's founder, Jesper Skibsby, is a veteran of the Danish music industry and heads up the team in Copenhagen, with WARM currently monitoring more than 23.000 FM, DAB and online radio stations in 130 countries: approximately 70% more stations than the three biggest rival services combined.
WARM envisions a more democratic music industry and is working towards this by offering affordable access to airplay data for independents, levelling the playing field in an area of the industry where previously information was only accessible to the major players.
WARM is the first company to offer monitoring of radio airplay on specific songs on a truly global scale. It delivers information in real time and at a price that any bedroom artist can afford. Using WARM is as simple as buying a subscription, uploading a song and you're good to go. The first song a user uploads is free for the first month and after that the price is just
Artist News / February 21st, 2018
Tough Love Get Twisted with Label Worx
London based duo Tough Love have rapidly risen through the ranks of the house scene over the last few years. Their distinct productions together with energetic and bass-heavy DJ sets have created a cult following of hard-core fans across the UK and beyond.
Tough Love's Alex & Stef have been championed for their remixing ability and their penchant to make fun, '90s inspired house records. Support has already come in from the dance music tastemakers over at BBC Radio 1 - with the likes of Danny Howard and Annie Mac both labelling Tough Love as an act to look out for in the coming year.