Retinal Records

Vinyl is making a huge comeback, with sales of records doubling in 2013.

Retinal is a new independent record label specialising in releasing electronic, dance, indie and acoustic sounds on vinyl.

The mastering process for vinyl allows the music to ‘breathe’ and the dynamics to be heard, rather than the digital process which concentrates on loudness but can squish the life out of the music. The physical characteristics of vinyl make for a warm, heavy sound.

For artists, having a vinyl record on sale gives your followers a chance to own a piece of your work, something they can hold in their hand, feel, see and hear – a way of showing love for the sounds they cherish.

It’s for these reasons that record sales are at their highest level for 15 years,* with under-25s the driving force behind the surge. What goes around comes around.

*according to figures from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and the Official Charts Company.

Our Focus
Who we are

Retinal is a new independent record label specialising in releasing electronic, dance, indie and acoustic sounds on vinyl.

The way that Retinal works means that you don’t have to invest in large quantities of product in order to get your music immortalised on vinyl and available everywhere!

You make the tracks, we release the stacks. With our involvement your fans can buy your music on vinyl from record stores in your area, online through our country-wide distribution, and at your gigs.

Your records can also come with free downloads of your music.

Your Vision
Who you are

Solo artist, DJ or band, your music is out there on the internet and people love it. You’d like a label to represent you, and you’re looking to move to the next level.

Whilst free music is great, and has no doubt played a big part in allowing you to make a connection with your audience, releasing on vinyl builds on this further and benefits both your fans and you as artists. Your fans feel the love with exclusive content, amazing sound and collectables that strengthen the bond. You as artists get exposure in this specialist and lucrative section of the industry, and it helps with a source of income. Everyone’s a winner.

See it to believe it
How it works

When you release an exclusive track on vinyl with retinal, you don’t need to pay out a hefty sum of money for a large quantity of product. You’ll only need to buy an affordable and realistic number of copies to sell at your gigs as extra income.

We will work with you to find the package that works best for you – it might be that we can work with a complimentary artist on a release to gain you more exposure and also to reduce costs further by releasing your track on an EP. Your first stock of records may cost as little as £65 – and we even arrange you a percentage of profit from online sales in some packages.

We have a broad remit but are looking for certain types of track for release, so if you have something you would like us to hear, get in touch. Original work only please, any samples you use must be cleared and have permission granted.

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Drop us a line

We’d love to hear from you – drop us an email using the contact us form  You can also check us out on Facebook, Twitter or Soundcloud.

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