Beat Delete Now Live!

Beat Delete Now Live!

In the Summer of 2011, a fire at the Sony-DADC warehouse in Edmonton, UK destroyed the stock of many independent record labels, and with it the possibility for fans to buy copies of records they love.

Every independent label has a few, run-away successes, but also many smaller, less stratospheric success stories that make up the bulk of its catalogue. The problem with losing the stock of these records is the cost of re-pressing them. It’s easy enough to put in an order of 1000 copies of something you know will sell through in a matter of weeks, but what about that record that may take several years to recoup the investment? That means warehousing costs on top of expensive shipping and manufacture, and many labels can’t afford to take that risk. As a result, there is less choice for fans. This is particularly true of vinyl, where the costs of re-pressing small quantities of a record are prohibitively high. 

This is where Beat Delete comes in. Beat Delete is a kind of specialised Kickstarter, a website for the rescue of potentially lost releases. Customers can pledge to buy a copy of a particular out of stock record. When a set threshold is reached, the record will be re-pressed. Since the beta launch of the site at the start of the year there have been steady orders with one release - King Geedorah's Take Me To Your Leader - 82% funded already.

Head over to Beat Delete and get your hands on some out-of-print, out-of-stock and in some cases previously unreleased vinyl!



Other Articles

<< Previous

Offshore Remixes Out Now

As a mark of Offshore's profound effect on his peers, artists including Ikonika, Amon Tobin, Blue Daisy, Slugabed, Lockah and Enchanté have contributed remixes to his final, posthumous album.

Read More

Helena Hauff (Werkdiscs / Ninja Tune) - Stream Debut Album 'Discreet Desires'

Golden Pudel resident Helena Hauff shares her debut album, Discreet Desires, streaming in full on Resident Advisor. Expect a collage of analogue-fuelled, retro-tinged techno sounds.

Read More

Simbiosi (Werkdiscs / Ninja Tune) - Announce 3-Part Box Set 'Elements'

Italian DJ/production duo Simbiosi will release a 3-part box set entitled Elements via Werkdiscs / Ninja Tune on 2 October 2015.

Read More

King Midas Sound & Fennesz Share 'Lighthouse Version' Video

Watch a new short-film directed by Paul Clipson, inspired by the instrumentals version of King Midas Sound and Fennesz's track Lighthouse, a collage shot on 16mm film and put together in-camera.

Read More