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.
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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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...
Iron Man Records would like to invite you to become a Patron. From as little as just 60 pence a month, or $1, you could help contribute to the next Vinyl release on the label and in exchange you can have a number of rewards, free things and benefits.
All the money I earn as a Tour Manager, and working with musicians, goes into the running costs of Iron Man Records, and helping Musicians wherever I can. I have financed the record label from my own pocket for the last 20 years or more and continue to do so. The record label runs at a huge...
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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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...
“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.
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...
“In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: Not necessarily to Win, but mainly to keep from Losing Completely.” Hunter S Thompson — Gonzo Papers, Vol. 1: The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time (1979)
Hunter S. Thompson had many wise words that can be useful to anyone wanting to work in the music business. But I’ve always puzzled over a simple question “How did he know?”
Independent can mean many different things. For Iron Man Records, an independent record label, it often means working hard and trying to turn available time and resources into value for the artists and the consumer. It can mean working to engage your artists and the networks and audience they...