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Torrentech: electronic music freex _ Torrentech _ If you want to release for Torrentech netlabel...

Posted by: pyc 14. Dec 2007, 14:00

Electronic music artists are welcome to send us their albums ready to be released under some of the http://creativecommons.org/licenses/. You just need to make the album available online, and http://www.torrentech.org/index.php?act=Msg&CODE=04 me with details. Reply is guaranteed, but please understand it might be delayed, because sometimes I need to listen to some music multiple times, so I can definitely decide whether it's worth releasing or not. At least 4 tracks and FLAC format are required. Of course, you can send MP3 or whatever you like as a preview. It is also possible that you get details on how you can upload your music to our FTP.

You, as an artist, will get good exposure to people interested in electronic music and when the album is released, because all members are notified through email + netlabel releases are freeleech. There is also a http://www.torrentech.org/index.php?showforum=62 where you can read some feedback from the community. Dedicated Torrentech netlabel site is http://netlabel.torrentech.org.

P.S. Don't forget to https://flattr.com/thing/137376/Torrentech-electronic-music-netlabel smile.gif

Posted by: the720k 04. Aug 2008, 18:41

Looks very cool! Is there a page where I can get more details about the label? It is named Torrentech?

Posted by: ancestore2002 04. Nov 2008, 04:40

Imba move guys! I think notifyin 14000 ppl is better than sellin 200 singles tongue.gif gogo TT

Posted by: arin 10. Dec 2008, 06:27

QUOTE (pyc @ 14. Dec 2007, 07:00) *
All electronic music artist are welcome to send us their albums ready for releasing. You just need to make the album available online, and http://www.torrentech.org/index.php?act=Msg&CODE=04 me with details... Afterward, the release goes on moderator's voting and if it's good enough, it will be released. As simple as that. smile.gif

You, as an artist get good exposure to people interested in electronic music and when the album is released, all members (now some 25000) are notified through email. You also get a forum there where you can read some feedback from listeners...



Isn't there closer to 40,000 members now? Just sayin wink.gif Good growth in one year! You guys should be proud of yourselves! Congrats!

Posted by: pyc 10. Dec 2008, 10:34

it's 26,588 right now smile.gif

Posted by: Radders 29. Mar 2009, 18:24

I can't fin d out where info on the latest tT010 release is?

or the last 9 for that matter.

Help???

Posted by: Radders 29. Mar 2009, 19:07

QUOTE (Radders @ 29. Mar 2009, 18:24) *
I can't fin d out where info on the latest tT010 release is?

or the last 9 for that matter.

Help???



sorry forget that, i am just a little retarded. all sorted

Posted by: Thetacultivata 02. Apr 2009, 17:23

<3! YES!!!!

Posted by: liquid-zg 09. Apr 2009, 08:20

i should find my traxx from 10 years ago....

Posted by: charlesgrady 11. Apr 2009, 19:22

what about singles tracks ? or multiple mixes of the same track or unofficial remixes ? ninja.gif

Posted by: Flavor Wizards 24. May 2009, 08:39

torrentech kicks ass

Posted by: MrCollie 24. May 2009, 19:58

I would love to get involved with this!!!

Posted by: nuKs 10. Jun 2009, 11:46

It's a nice thing.
I'll try to have some tracks approved when i've progressed a little.
I guess it's for all kind of music ?

Posted by: masovride 24. Jun 2009, 11:35

QUOTE (nuKs @ 10. Jun 2009, 12:46) *
It's a nice thing.
I'll try to have some tracks approved when i've progressed a little.
I guess it's for all kind of music ?


almost 50k members now smile.gif

Posted by: spidz 09. Jul 2009, 20:40

What a great idea' will be dusting off the old productions!

Posted by: g3media 30. Jul 2009, 09:29

I think I may have a release for you guys. I'll sort it out in the morning wink.gif Thanks for doing this by the way. It seems to be excellent exposure for the artists!

Posted by: Lezure 09. Aug 2009, 07:19

Can I host on rapidshare?

Posted by: g3media 04. Oct 2009, 17:47

Can I do my own artwork? Do you have a template for the tT art, pyc? I just want to add my own images, I'll still use your typography and layout.

Posted by: pyc 29. Nov 2009, 09:50

A bit of late reply (don't know how I missed notifications... smile.gif

2 Lezure: Yes, sure you can...

2 g3media: Your cover art can be included, but there's "official" unified looking cover art that EXE is making for every release, that cover art is included here in forum post and
in Discogs entry... However additional cover arts are OK.

Posted by: Chtfn 09. Dec 2009, 19:57

Hi!

I wanted to ask a few things about tT label:

- What about license? Are these releases under Creative Commons or something? What can we do with them, meaning legally?
- And would it be possible to upload the information about each release on MusicBrainz? I don't know if this kind of label is actually considered as a real label on the website... I should check it out...

Posted by: shape4 15. Dec 2009, 10:33

I can do graphic stuff or artwork. PM if interested. 10Q

Posted by: pyc 15. Dec 2009, 10:59

QUOTE (Chtfn @ 09. Dec 2009, 19:57) *
- What about license? Are these releases under Creative Commons or something? What can we do with them, meaning legally?


Edit: Now we're using Creative Commons licences...

Things here are pretty much relaxed. Actually, it is released under no licence, meaning that it's not exclusive and you can do with your work whatever you want (publish it on another label), and you must be prepared the people to remix, sample and use your sounds in their works. Torrentech label is here to promote and distribute what's good, that's all.

QUOTE
- And would it be possible to upload the information about each release on MusicBrainz? I don't know if this kind of label is actually considered as a real label on the website... I should check it out...


Discogs, for example, slowly but painfully recognizes netlabels, which are quite different than classic labels: there are no physical copies, frequently there is no artwork, and finally, it's usual that there is no direct financial benefit for the label.

As far as I am concerned, netlabels are the newest and the most democratic type of distribution, and they deserve to find themselves in various label directories... So, you can try to put us there, of course...

Posted by: gbrave 15. Dec 2009, 16:45

QUOTE (pyc @ 14. Dec 2007, 15:00) *
... just need to make the album available online...


As a torrent? or online for listening in an on demand player for example.

Sorry if it is a dumb question, but I prefer to ask than do things wrong.

Best

Posted by: pyc 15. Dec 2009, 21:32

No, not as a .torrent in the forum... You can use some web based hosting service, or tell me you want to upload it via ftp, and I'll give you the server details. You can put it in online player also, but final decision can't be made until I hear FLACs...

Posted by: doeo 24. Dec 2009, 10:08

First of all, I have a single I just made and it's only two songs. Is there anyway I could release that or does it have to be four? I suppose I could add two others and make it an ep. Also, secondly, I use Ableton Master Suite 8 for final production and mixing. Ableton, as far as I know, exports as wav and aiff only. Could I convert the high quality wav to flac and then send it to you or is the wav good enough? Or do I have to get the flac some other way?

Thanks,

doeo

Posted by: Flint Eastwood 24. Dec 2009, 10:30

The process for me was that you have to upload the FLACs to the FTP Pyc will give you if you're accepted. But he only takes EPs/Albums of 4 tracks or more (I wanted to do a single first as well, and he didn't take it).

You can use Foobar to convert from WAV to FLAC - most programs only export as WAV, so everyone has to do this.

When you have the album just upload it somewhere and send Pyc a PM so he can decide whether he wants to take it or not.

Good luck!

Posted by: Flint Eastwood 10. Jan 2010, 17:37

Just a thought, but do you think it would be worth hooking up to Beatport and other such places? That could be great promotion and a way of reaching a whole new crowd.

I think they're quite picky about who they accept - they wouldn't just take on a solo artist - but I think something the size of the tT label could work.

Posted by: ancestore2002 12. Jan 2010, 15:14

this sounds fun!
gj pyc and good luck to all the ppl that are makin music and didnt have the way to have some ppl listen to it !!!!

Posted by: Chtfn 24. Mar 2010, 23:09

QUOTE (pyc @ 15. Dec 2009, 10:59) *
QUOTE (Chtfn @ 09. Dec 2009, 19:57) *
- What about license? Are these releases under Creative Commons or something? What can we do with them, meaning legally?


Things here are pretty much relaxed. Actually, it is released under no licence, meaning that it's not exclusive and you can do with your work whatever you want (publish it on another label), and you must be prepared the people to remix, sample and use your sounds in their works. Torrentech label is here to promote and distribute what's good, that's all.

QUOTE
- And would it be possible to upload the information about each release on MusicBrainz? I don't know if this kind of label is actually considered as a real label on the website... I should check it out...


Discogs, for example, slowly but painfully recognizes netlabels, which are quite different than classic labels: there are no physical copies, frequently there is no artwork, and finally, it's usual that there is no direct financial benefit for the label.

As far as I am concerned, netlabels are the newest and the most democratic type of distribution, and they deserve to find themselves in various label directories... So, you can try to put us there, of course...


Thanks for you answers, Pyc!

I'll try to put the records on musicbrainz when I get some time, and I'll let you know.
Do you think I could also put the artwork on it? Who does design the covers?

See you!

Posted by: pyc 25. Mar 2010, 06:35

QUOTE (Chtfn @ 24. Mar 2010, 23:09) *
I'll try to put the records on musicbrainz when I get some time, and I'll let you know.
Do you think I could also put the artwork on it? Who does design the covers?


Design covers are done by me now... Until recently they were done by EXE. But I have to tell you somehting about covers... It just happened somehow that we enabled the covers for every release after first few releases, but in my opinion, those are the remnants of past time, and I can't really see the purpose in them because physical copy (CD) is also the past as I see it. So really, I'm on the verge of banning covers and sell my own philosophy about 'em, and my answer is OK, you can put them on musicbrains, but really it's not that important, and you can freely ommit that action smile.gif

Posted by: Chtfn 25. Mar 2010, 16:49

QUOTE (pyc @ 25. Mar 2010, 06:35) *
Design covers are done by me now... Until recently they were done by EXE. But I have to tell you somehting about covers... It just happened somehow that we enabled the covers for every release after first few releases, but in my opinion, those are the remnants of past time, and I can't really see the purpose in them because physical copy (CD) is also the past as I see it. So really, I'm on the verge of banning covers and sell my own philosophy about 'em, and my answer is OK, you can put them on musicbrains, but really it's not that important, and you can freely ommit that action smile.gif


Well, you are quite right about that. The CD/vinyl covers should also disappear because it's part of the old physical format, but hey, why don't you keep creating artworks that fit with the release? Maybe trying to put something visual that corresponds to the music's mood. It's still a good idea to have some visual aspect... For music softwares, for example, when you navigate through the covers of your library...

Posted by: pyc 25. Mar 2010, 17:10

I think then it only makes sence the author of visual trip to be the author of audio trip too...

Posted by: Chtfn 25. Mar 2010, 23:49

You are probably right, but I don't think many artist from tT netlabel know how to create something visual like you do. yes.gif

By the way, out of context, are you a total dirty Frenchman? Because I would really be surprised if Gaston Lagaffe was well-known worldwide...

Posted by: Re-Drum 25. Mar 2010, 23:53

QUOTE (Chtfn @ 25. Mar 2010, 23:49) *
dirty


yes

QUOTE (Chtfn @ 25. Mar 2010, 23:49) *
Frenchman


no

Posted by: pyc 25. Mar 2010, 23:59

QUOTE (Chtfn @ 25. Mar 2010, 23:49) *
You are probably right, but I don't think many artist from tT netlabel know how to create something visual like you do. yes.gif


Then why they must have a cover art? wink.gif

QUOTE
By the way, out of context, are you a total dirty Frenchman? Because I would really be surprised if Gaston Lagaffe was well-known worldwide...


To my best knowing, Gaston Lagaffe is one very famous and world-wide comic character. He is definitely my hero smile.gif

Posted by: Chtfn 29. Mar 2010, 11:34

Great to hear that, I had no idea! smile.gif

Posted by: faust 29. May 2010, 01:15

I just received this email from torrent tech about netlabel:

Before I ask you to pay attention to new Torrentech netlabel releases, be aware that all downloads in Netlabel section are freeleech now, while uploads are counted. So, if you have problem with ratio, here's a bit of a chance to help fix it....

I'm trying to find that section and I don't find it...Where is it??

I would LOVE to be able to seed some stuff since my ration is pretty bad now....

Thanks! no.gif

Posted by: pyc 29. May 2010, 07:13

On the first page, you have Netlabels (freeleech but upload counts) section...

Posted by: faust 29. May 2010, 18:03

I think I'm totally blind cause I don't see it...Can you send a link?

Thanks!!

Posted by: pyc 29. May 2010, 18:06

can you see this: http://www.torrentech.org/index.php?showforum=30

Posted by: faust 30. May 2010, 07:58

yep !

Thanks a lot no.gif

Posted by: Psychos 26. Oct 2011, 02:59

please, continue last.fm promoting. cause I already think that your releases no one listens

Posted by: pyc 26. Oct 2011, 09:02

It would be interesting to know,... how you concluded that? wink.gif Because about 500 successful leeches were made for TT030 for example (and not every client reports completion), and there are also numerous HTTP downloads which I don't count...

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