All Deeper Shades Recordings releases now available for free
The message in this post appeared in part first on my personal Facebook page on August 16th and received a lot of great feedback. I thought it was important to share it on this Deeper Shades website as well to make sure everyone will find out.
The reason why I started my record label Deeper Shades Recordings 10 years ago was to release music by artists which were unknown, and for that reason wouldn't get signed, or to release music that wouldn't fit the into the boxes of many of the other existing labels.
I recently reminded myself that the reason for the label is the music, and sales were only the means to keep the label going, pay for artwork, mastering etc.
While I would at least break even with my costs in the past, digital sales have been declining over the years, like they have for all digital labels and these days I feel like they're only a pay gate that keep the music away from those who'd love to hear / play it ..
Sooooooo .. long story short.
To make it about the music again, you can now download each Deeper Shades Recordings release for free, zero, nada, zilch (or more, that option exists for those who still would like to contribute) in the Deeper Shades store for as long as possible (Bandcamp only gives each profile a certain amount of free downloads, so I'm not sure how long this can last but I'll worry about that later) ..
Thank you for all your continued support, and no worries, I'm not shutting down the label, the opposite is the case. I have a lot of great releases lined up.
PLUS I am also adding a few of my older remixes and productions to the store (just added Halo and my "Machangu" remix), so please make sure you keep checking back.
Feel free to share this message with all who might be interested ..