Positron

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Founded in 1998, Positron! Records is an artist owned and operated label that releases eclectic music by eccentric artists. We specialize in electronic music, from downtempo trip hop to industrial and noise.

POSITRON! MANIFESTO

Everyone said we were nuts. “You can’t do that,” was a common response, though it rarely came with a why. When it did, it was usually some variation of “that’s not how it’s done,” as if doing things any other way would make the Earth spin the wrong direction.

Some people may have found that kind of talk discouraging, but in our case it was exactly what we needed to hear. It was never our intention to follow the path of “how it’s done.” The object of the exercise was to be the anti-label; to place the value of art above the sticker price, to place the value of an artist above a work for hire, and to place the value of a fan above profit margins. We vowed to never say things like, “we don’t hear a single” or “we need to take it to the next level.” We threw the whole concept of “recoupables” right out the window. And we believed that with unparalled customer service we could bridge the gap between getting customers and keeping them.

That was 1998, and if we were nuts then, we are full-blown insane now. We don’t release a barrage of records each year with the hope that one will sell well enough to pay for those that didn’t; we release a few because we really like them and think you will too. We don’t give up on a record, we don’t declare it over and done because it’s been out for six months; every record is new until the artist decides it’s time to release another one.

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  • kemaltr

    Top listener :) i paid for it :)

    December 2008
  • Darthemed

    ARF!

    August 2007
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