The Baby steps of my own Record Label
a little history:
In January of this year (2009) I did some reflecting. I had already released a few Progressive House and Trance tracks on another label called TimeUnlimited based out of Germany. They were all really nice people but very unresponsive. After my last EP on TimeUnlimited took about one year I peacefully parted ways with them.
Now there I was without an outlet to release my music and not confident enough to just approach other labels. I decided to do the only logical thing. Make my own label. This label called Tief Haus was supposed to be an outlet for myself and my friends without the bureaucracy of larger labels. To keep it broad I decided to include all genre’s of House music.
I went and got a distributor and even recently applied to be included on Beatport.com officially. This application cost 50 Euros and it took 6 weeks for me to even get a response. But finally once I got work that I can release virtually everywhere my focus shifted. This idea is actually working…
At this point I’m still experimenting with certain things and my boy Dariio and myself don’t mind being guinea pigs. Once I know how to handle all the possible situations concerning logistics and distribution it’s on to part 2:
Business License and Standard Contract.
I’m planning on getting the Business license by January and I was going to use one of the contracts that I’ve signed in the past but re-write it to fit my label and its philosophy.
Tief Haus translated word for word means deep house though that is a bit of a misconception, I’m not referring to the genre deep house (since we mostly push electro and progressive) but instead the concept of being involved deep in the underground of the house genre… something like that.
Anyways. Check out the myspace page that is so far the only destination to my label: