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.
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.
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 Code Number.
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.
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 price.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.
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 Records.
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?
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 our services.