I think what you guys are doing is gr8, but it also made me think - could this spell the end of oldskool represses?
I mean, if you guys have the rights to sell the tracks digitally, then does this mean nobody can then press up the tracks on vinyl?
I know the majority of ppl on this site would specifically want some of these rare tracks on vinyl, as most of these ppl do not DJ via digital.
What would be the situation, if when the site is live, there are a few tracks that lots of ppl would want pressed, would there be an option to obtain rights from the owner for a limited vinyl run? Surely this would cause an issue in that you'd NOT want tracks on vinyl, as ppl will then not be buying them digital from yourselves
In a word, no.
The old skool vinyl market is now so niche that wether a track is also available on digital has no bearing whatsoever on doing small run vinyl any more. KVA001 sold out in the blink of an eye because if the tracks are good enough the diehard vinyl heads will snap it up. As I've said repeatedly in previous posts, it's foolish to press more than 150 max of an old skool reissue of a big rare tune, or of a previously unreleased tune. But if you choose well, the 150 will be gone in a flash.
You just won't make any real money from it
The margins on selling specialist music are just tiny, wether it's flogging MP3s for 99p or vinyl for £9.99, the costs to profits ratios are almost the same now.
I've got some more KVA releases in the pipeline but it really is just a hobby these days done for the love of vinyl and old skool. I imagine everyone else on here who has put out actual records would agree?