Digital Music Shops vs. Label Shops.

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  1. Crysis

    Crysis wannabe dj

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    Apologies if this has been covered, I did a half assed search.

    I was reading the Blokh34d interview on This is Drum & Bass and they mention a site called Databeats.com which links you to DnB label sites. These sites also have their own digital store. There were quite a few (Bad Taste, Grid, Digital Soundboy, Viper, Techniques, Audioporn), so my question is, should you buy directly from the label rather than a store like Beatport.com or Junodownload.com? Is there any benefit to the label or artist by purchasing directly from the label store?

    Sure the consolidated sites are more convenient but do they take a higher cut? Is there a cut at all if the label hosts the store?

    If it's a big help to the artist/labels buying direct I don't mind clicking a few more buttons or going to multiple sites.
     
  2. Freek

    Freek Lets get freeeeeeky

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    if you're buying direct from the label shop then normally the label will get all proceeds, where as if u buy from trackitdown/beatport etc, the label will have to pay the distributor as well as the shop themselves making a cut.

    So in answer to the question yes it is more beneficial to the label to buy direct from them as far as im aware.
     
  3. Mikkandro

    Mikkandro COPENHAGEN

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    Well, the Bad Taste shop and the back catalogue of the viper shop is cheaper than juno, beatport etc
     
  4. Fallen.GeMiNi

    Fallen.GeMiNi 3rd rate banger merchant

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    As far as I'm aware, label shops are in most cases cheaper than digital stores. And all the profit is going straight back to the label itself. When I'm bagging Shogun Audio stuff, I always do that on their site. I would be really glad if all labels (at least those who can afford it) had such a good own shop site with VINYLS INCLUDED! I was kinda dissapointed when I found out, that only 3 big labels have suitable shop with vinyls -> Shogun, Spearhead, Hospital. The rest is just mess (like Metalheadz), digital only (Viper) or nothing at all (RAM)...
     
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    Mikkandro COPENHAGEN

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    Yeah ram needs decent a website with a shop
     
  6. Harry3

    Harry3 Chuki

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    is their website still that fucking awful myspace?
     
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    Fallen.GeMiNi 3rd rate banger merchant

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    Yes it is -.-
     
  8. Crysis

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    Thanks, I always assumed this but it's nice to have reassurance.