Become an Iron Man Records Patron for $1 and help make Vinyl Record releases happen

As an Iron Man Records Patron, you can order anything you want from the Iron Man Records Store and have it sent to a friend, as a Christmas present, for free.

You can become an Iron Man Records Patron for as little as $1 or 60p a month.

Choose any physical release on Iron Man Records, Vinyl or CD, or any download code you like. You can choose any T-shirt or Hoodie too. Iron Man Records also have stuff on Discogs, have a look here.

Message Iron Man Records through Patreon, or send an email to mark@ironmanrecords.co.uk with the name and address of your friend, the item of choice, and Iron Man Records will make it happen, and All for FREE.

If you want to send a free download code, choose...

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62 Patrons support Iron Man Records, you can be one too. Let’s make Vinyl.

What's the best thing you can do with £20? Have you ever thought about that? I want to invite you to become a Patron of Iron Man Records.

Since I started the record label 22 years ago, times have changed and it is becoming harder and harder to assemble money to make new releases possible.

62 Patrons currently support Iron Man Records. The label wants to make all new record releases available on Vinyl. You are invited to become a Patron. Your help will ensure the insanity continues.

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The journey from 1996, when Iron Man Records began, has been back-breaking. The record label has generated a mountain of...

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If you want a different world, you have to make it, through your actions. Become an Iron Man Records Patron.

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I want to invite you to become a Patron of Iron Man Records. Since I started the record label 22 years ago, times have changed and it is becoming harder and harder to assemble enough money to make new releases possible. 61 Patrons currently support the record label. Iron Man Records wants to make all new record releases available on Vinyl. You are invited to become a Patron. Your help will ensure the insanity continues.

The journey from 1996, when Iron Man Records began, has been back-breaking. The record label has generated a mountain of debt and a serious Class "A" drug habit would have probably worked out cheaper. Everything I earn, working as a Tour Manager, goes into...

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Iron Man Records Patron invites Rachel Mayfield to play The Regal Theatre in Bathgate

"He who controls the present, controls the past" - George Orwell.

Whoever controls the internet servers, controls the intellectual record of humankind. And by controlling the intellectual record of humankind, you control our perceptions of who we are. When all music is digital, all independence will cease. Making music available on Vinyl is more than just making a physical thing, it's about demonstrating and maintaining some form of independence from the mechanisms of the digital platform, and everything else. Whatever that is this week. Performing live is not just about going out and playing to people face to face, entertaining, it's about choosing a suitable venue, perhaps a space that maintains an independence from the corporate clone business of franchise and chain owned...

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Rachel Mayfield “Truth To Material” 7pm Brum Radio 28th August 2018

The Language and Soul of writing in all forms. New Languages in art and at the heart of alternative Folk and Blues in Birmingham.

The show goes out tonight at 7pm, listeners can tune in at at www.BrumRadio.com 

Tonight's show includes two special music guests: Al Hutchins from Courtesy Group and Alternative Folk/Blues singer The Cribbler.

Full interviews with all artists on all shows will be available by becoming an Iron Man Records Patron.

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Burning Issue – Everything Burns. It’s not about the money…..

Have you ever considered how much your life weighs?

1100 Kilos of Burning Issue Magazine may be enough to push a Luton Van overweight. A medium wheel base panel van from VW can carry up to 1,375kg. I know what I would use to move Burning Issue around if I had to. I like to take my nonsense seriously. This appears no differently.

BURNING ISSUE - The World's First Magazine for Money Burners - SUPER DELUXE EDITION - 23rd JUNE 2018

Burning Issue SUPER DELUXE (2018/19)
160 pages - £12.00 (ISSN 2516-8738)
Double page pullout. Free £23 note and surprise gift.
A4 fine quality 'art catalogue' print.

available from Iron Man Records.....
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Morus – Cialo Obce (Vinyl) released 15th June 2018 on Iron Man Records

"Cialo Obce" translates to "foreign body" or "alien body"

Morus - Cialo Obce

Catalogue Number: IMB6040

Released 15th June 2018 as a collaboration between Morus and UNREST, RUIN NATION, IRON MAN RECORDS, LAST HOUR, TRUJACA FALA.

Morus started as a band around 2012 in Warsaw. The group went through several name changes and played a few gigs around poland - mostly at squats or independent clubs/places. The band played some DIY festivals inlcuding 'ultra chaos punx picnic' in żelebsko and "outside fest" in Wojcieszów, both in 2016.

Morus recorded their first demo in 2012, the second one in 2016 - they can be still found on...

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Where do you see Independent Record Labels heading in the future?

I have no idea where other Independent record labels are headed in future. Perhaps I can give you an idea of where I may take Iron Man Records if anything goes to plan. Which often, it doesn’t. But the quote “When all music is digital, all independence ceases” continues to permeate my thoughts.

I want to keep the record label focused on releasing records, digitally and also on Vinyl. I want to leave the artists to work on writing, rehearsing, touring and recording. I’m not interested in getting more involved with the artists beyond releasing their music. I don’t like the idea of taking more control or involvement in what they do, that’s down to them. I think most artists have enough to deal with already, they should seek out their own solutions to their own...

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What are your thoughts on Vinyl? Are the costs of Vinyl production affordable to Independent labels?

“When all music is digital, all independence ceases.” I suppose, what I’m trying to say is that whoever controls the digital platform controls the market. Whether it’s Google, Apple, Spotify, YouTube or Amazon, if all music is digital then at some point you will have to engage the digital platform for access. If you lose access to the platform, you lose access to the music. From an artists perspective, either you place your music where the people are, or you have to encourage people to find your music where you are. The first one is easy, the second is not so easy. But either way, the lack of scarcity in the digital age means that people can take or leave your music, there’s an overwhelming amount to choose from everywhere online. Artists have to make the case that their music is worth buying.

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How has Iron Man Records adapted to the growth of digitalisation?

Iron Man Records has had little choice, it has had to learn to adapt to digitalisation regardless. From 2004 until 2014 the label has seen a steady decline in physical sales both online and through physical outlets. From 2014 until 2017 this has continued at a faster rate and from 2017 to 2018 there has been a sharp drop, the decline has got much worse and deteriorated rapidly. This decline, which has accelerated in recent times, has effected not just Iron Man Records products, but all physical products the label makes available for sale. The physical distributors who take stock from Iron Man Records and distribute across the UK, Europe and North America take fewer and fewer copies with each order.

It might be suggested that people haven’t got the money to spend that they used to. It might be the case that...

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