Musicians, Bands, Small Record Labels,
CD manufacturers or for that matter any business that wants
to put out their own CD or DVD - Read Every Single
Word On This Webpage To Discover Everything You Need To Know,
So You Can Get Started In The Music Industry And Succeed Beyond
Your Wildest Dreams!
to Discover How to Get
Big Break and Become a Success
In The Music Industry?
At Independent Records, we understand
your passion and commitment toward music;
and we're here to help.
If you're an aspiring musician who believes
you’ve got what it takes, you can count
on the expertise, proven track record, determination and dedication
of Independent Records. We give you the straight goods.
Breaking into the record business is no easy
feat. If your dream is to get your music into the
hands of the widest possible audience, then the most
effective way to establish yourself as a legitimate professional
in the music industry is by having your DVD, CD, cassette,
video, single, vinyl, 7 inch, or any other musical format
- bar coded and registered with SoundScan.
Helping New Talent Get
Noticed is Our Specialty!
If you are unfamiliar with SoundScan, SoundScan
is an electronic network that provides information, so you
can be found by major record companies, producers,
radio stations, and concert promoters. These key
industry players rely on SoundScan's weekly retail figures
to understand what's hot and what's not.
In the past, signing with the major record label was one
of the only options available for a new artist. The introduction
of new technology has changed the way in which the music industry
operates, and has played an integral role in the tremendous
success of the Indie industry. Now, with Indies and the use
of SoundScan, fresh ways of becoming a star have been born.
Break Through the Clutter!
Successful labels and publishers are constantly
inundated with unsolicited material. So much so, that there
isn’t enough hours in a day to listen to all of the
tracks that they receive. To make matters worse, they consider
98% of this unsolicited material, pure trash. This viewpoint,
coupled with the boom of “copyright infringement”
lawsuits, has forced record companies to seek out other ways
to find new talent.
Today, major record companies are working
closely with the independent record labels to weed
the good from the bad and they count on SoundScan for facts
and data that reveal up-coming trends and consumer interests.
The switch to SoundScan data has drastically
altered the Billboard charts and many new and upcoming
artists have been catapulted into the limelight.
Yes, even Billboard Magazine constructs their charts using
SoundScan data is vital information that’s
regularly scrutinized by new talent seekers.
SoundScan provides accumulative nationwide sales totals, tallied
from venue sales, as well as over 17,000 music stores in the
It’s a Numbers
When working with Independent Records you’ll
fully understand the SoundScan reporting procedures and if
you choose, we can help you submit a “Title Addition”
sheet to add your release into their database.
Plus with all retail chains and online stores, such as CDNow
or Amazon.com, using bar codes, unless you want to
sell your CD’s from the trunk of your car or from the
back of your own studio garage, you really have no choice
– you need a unique bar code.
This bar code is a 12-digit number called a Universal Product
Barcodes can be obtained in a couple of ways:
First, you need to determine whether it makes sense to establish
your own UCC vendor code.
To get your own bar code you can go to the Uniform Code Council
(UCC) at http://www.uc-council.org
however it could cost you hundreds to thousands of dollars,
depending on your needs. To create your own bar codes your
minimum cost will require a $750 registration fee and an additional
$150 annually to keep your account valid. When you factor
in the cost of your bar code software and your valuable time,
for artists not producing 10,000 releases it’s far more
cost effective the Independent Records way.
Here’s the Better,
More Affordable Way!
But you should clearly understand the difference.
At Independent Records we can provide you with an individual
and entirely unique bar code for an unbelievably ridiculous
Here’s how it works:
A bar code is essentially just a 12-digit number and it is
the last 6-digits of this number that makes it unique. If
you are gifted at math, you will quickly realize that one
UPC number can be assigned to up to 10,000 releases. Of course,
producing 10,000 releases would require more than a lifetime
in a recording studio, but for an Indie such as Independent
Records it’s done all the time. This is how we can keep
the price affordable for even a starving artist.
Furthermore, our solid reputation for honesty and trustworthy
business practices is backed by strict policies and procedures
that protect the interests of our artists.
When dealing with Independent Records you’ll…
||Retain 100% of your profits – so no more doling
out those expensive record label cuts
||Have added peace of mind in this cutthroat and competitive
||Maintain complete artistic control of your music - no
more conforming to commercial interests
||Flexibility to remove your release at any time from
our label. There are NO CONTRACTS or exclusive agreements
||Get immediate access to upcoming feature services and
For less than the cost of a meal at your favorite restaurant,
you can register your DVDs, CDs, cassettes, videos, singles,
vinyl, 7 inch, or any other musical format through Independent
Order now! Get your bar code and you will be able to register
your release, and start reporting your information to SoundScan
right away. What are you waiting for?
Get on the Road to Musical
Here's how to order right
To order our Bar Coding Registration Service just click the
When you register with Independent Records you are not
stuck like glue. Remember, this is not an exclusive contract.
You maintain full control of copyrights, licenses, publishing,
profits, and best of all your royalties. Our services
are ideal for anyone just starting out. As a small record
label, entertainment company or manager, you can produce your
release in conjunction with your record label or entertainment
time that you started your journey to fame and fortune?
Order your unique bar code so that SoundScan can track your
music and get your sales information into the right hands.
Since 1998 Independent Records has helped thousands of artists
and filmmakers put their DVD, CD, cassette, video, single,
vinyl, 7 inch, or any other musical format into the marketplace.
Combined with all of our other outstanding services, Independent
Records can be trusted to help you from start to finish.
Independent Records is a member of the Better Business Bureau
so you know that our reputation is spotless and our integrity
is guaranteed. Our personalized attention will provide you
with complete peace of mind; we take exceptional care to ensure
your bar code numbers are unique and not inadvertently duplicated.
We invite you to check us out for yourself at http://www.bbb.org
or take the time to hear what our customers have said about
"Through Independent Records, recording artist
Rikki Lee Travolta has been able to reach a worldwide
fan base leading to his inclusion on the 2003 Grammy
nomination ballot in six categories including Best New
Artist and Song of the Year."
Drake Miezel - Prime Time Entertainment - Chicago,
"My experience with
Independent Records has been very positive. Independent
Records has given me the tools to make my CD project
come to life. Being associated with the label has allowed
me to gain airplay and has given me credibility through
having an actual product number that can be registered
with soundscan and barcode that can be used to assist
with getting distributors lined up. Dealing with Independent
Records has taught me a lot about the 'business' of
my songwriting craft."
had my haunted house soundtrack CD mastered at another
design house and they use your barcode services. Your
service was low cost and easy to use and fit perfectly
within my product. Stores have been happy with the barcode
and labeling and people love the weird spooky ambience
of the CD. Once it gets time for our next release, you
very much have a customer for life.
Antonio Gonzalez jr., Free Spirit Enterprises, "Dark
There is No Time to Wait!
Order now and
you will receive…
||A bar code that is assigned and generated specifically
for your release
||Inclusion in our online artist catalog
||Access to the SoundScan “Title Addition”
||Access to numerous musician discounts
So forget the
for the incredibly low price of $19.95
you can take the first step towards breaking into the record
industry and get a single format label registration. Bundled
pricing is also available, so if you need more than one bar
code you’ll see more savings. Please link to https://www.indierec.com/s-barcodes-register.html
for full pricing details and other service offerings
Here's how to order right
To order our Bar Coding Registration Service just click the
To your success,
The Independent Records Team