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 / March 15th, 2018
Traxsource announce lower prices across their platform.
Last week Traxsource announced we would be updating our prices, and we are very happy to report that we have just completed that update today.
Here is what they had to say...
First, we want to say a massive thank you for your amazing feedback. We recognize that the success of Traxsource is tied directly to the success of each and every label, product and artist we represent and our goal is always to ensure the best result for our Content Partners.
Overwhelmingly the feedback we received was positive and thoughtful and we appreciate your support so thank you very much. We would like to take this opportunity to announce an adjustment based on your feedback and to provide a clarification:
1- The 'Classic' price tier has been adjusted to be effective on releases more than 90 days old.
Thank you for your feedback, we heard you and agree that 36 days is too soon so we have changed this to 90 days. This will extend the premium valuation for your new products with the automatic price reduction to the 'Classic' tier on a more appropriate timetable.
2- The 'Package Prices' refer to Releases, Albums, Compilations etc & not our 'Bundles'.
Some of you expressed concerns over our DJ Charts and other 'Bundles' at the package prices we outlined. To clarify - every single DJ chart, Essentials List, or any other bundle created by Traxsource does not offer any price breaks - no matter how big the track listing is. The 'Package Prices' apply only to Singles, Albums, EPs and Compilations as delivered to us by you. We hope this clarifies the 'Package Price' columns.
Finally, we want to alert you that as of today, our official 'Online Exhibit C End-User Price List'has been updated to reflect the new prices outlined last week. You may view the revised Exhibit C within the Label & Content System.
The Traxsource Team
Industry News / February 26th, 2018
Follow Beatport on Spotify
You may have noticed that recently Beatport have started building playlists on Spotify and driving fans to them.
So why is Beatport on Spotify i hear you ask? Here is what they had to say;
'Streaming is the new normal, and not just for consumers. We regularly hear from our DJ customers who use Spotify to discover and preview new music at full-length before making a qualified, high-quality purchase on Beatport.
Beatport-curated Spotify playlists are a value-add to our close relationships with independent labels, showcasing the best new music that's hit the store. Each week, our dedicated curation team handpicks the must-hear tracks out now across Beatport's various genre categories. We're building the most reliable, up-to-the-minute place to discover the latest and best dance music on Spotify.
Sales and streams complement each other. Curated playlists are part of an ongoing mission to improve the Beatport experience for our customers, while ensuring the best new music gets the attention it deserves.'
Beatport playlists are fully editorial and when pitching for a feature on Beatport this will now be considered for their Spotify playlists.
Follow Beatport of Spotify