faq

Index:

  1. Contact
  2. I love this Netlabel, can I marry you guys?
  3. What’s Beep! Beep!?
  4. If you give away all your music for free, how do you still make a profit?
  5. I’m in a band, can we join?
  6. Does Beep! Beep! accept unsolicited demo material?
  7. Can my band play in one of your Vette Analoge Shit showcases?
  8. I want to organize a Beep! Beep! Showcase in my hometown, can you guys help?
  9. How do I get promotional copies of new releases for my e-zine/magazine/website/radioshow?
  10. I’d like to help you guys out. Is there something I can do?
  11. Why do you have a donation button?
  12. Are you guys sponsored?
  13. SHOP: Do you ship internationally?
  14. SHOP: How can I pay?

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Q. I love this Netlabel, can I marry you guys?
We love you too, but we’re no Netlabel. Yes, we use internet but also release all our music as hardcopies and sell ‘em in quality record stores and at shows. And believe me…we’re no marriage material, baby.
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Q. What’s Beep! Beep!?
Beep! Beep! was founded in 2008 by a group of friends/musicians from Utrecht based bands such as We vs. death, Kismet and The Walt. On the one hand rooted in a ‘one for all, all for one’ mentality, on the other hand because of a dissatisfaction with the Dutch music industry.

Why isn’t there a label in the Netherlands that uses the possibilities of the internet for distribution and understands and uses the power of social media?

Beep! Beep! turned out to be the answer to this question. Soon we distinguished ourselves as the first Dutch label that published its full catalogue under a Creative Commons License and thus made it possible to stream AND distribute all music online for free. The distribution deal we signed with the world’s number two biggest torrent site Mininova caused both controversy as admiration with the national and international press. In short: Beep! Beep! is a label that is not afraid to deviate from the norm.

At the same time we are a label that values the physical product a lot. The love for collecting, pressart, distinct artwork and the unique sound of vinyl must not be lost. That’s why we make a special crafted hardcopy edition of every release available. For and by music devotees.

Now, less than two years later, there have been more than 200,000 album downloads and the first pressings of CDs and vinyl are sold out. We work with artists who are able to convince and impress us. From filthy garagepunk to enchanting singer-songwriter melodies. From simple popsongs to artistic stubbornness. Beep! Beep! is proud to be a platform for the eclectic mix of talent that is equally talented as hard-working. Beep! Beep! represents the following artists at the moment: We vs. Death, The Black Atlantic, My Bubba & Mi, Paper Tiger, Het Gloren, Schotel van de Dag, Kismet and The Walt.
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Q. If you give away all your music for free, how do you still make a profit?
First off; we’re not here to make a profit. Any profit will be used to maintain our little organization or will go directly to our artists. But to answer your question, look at it this way:
free music on the internet = a lot more listeners, more listeners = more fans, more fans = more shows, more shows = more merch sales, more merch sales = more money for the band, money for the band = more great music for free.
Internet is our friend and free music downloads are awesome!
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Q. I’m in a band, can we join?

Maybe you can. We do ask you to submit us your tunes first, of course. Send us a link to your tunes and tell us a little on all that hard work your putting in to make your band all that. It might take us a while but we’ll definitely listen to your music and get back to you.
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Q. Does Beep! Beep! accept unsolicited demo material?
To be honest and not waste your time and effort, we really don’t have the time to listen to fysical unsolicited demos. Try the dropbox on the bottom of our frontpage, this will increase the chance of listening with let’s say… 15% [back to top]

Q. Can my band play in one of your Vette Analoge Shit showcases?
That would be nice. Ofcourse your music should fit into our program and we have to like it. Once again, send us your tunes and maybe we can work something out.
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Q. I want to organize a Beep! Beep! Showcase in my hometown, can you guys help?
Sweet! Yes we can. Give us a call or send an email.
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Q. How do I get promotional copies of new releases for my e-zine/magazine/website/radioshow?
Send us some info about your medium and your plans, and we’ll add you to our sending list.
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Q. I’d like to help you guys out. Is there something I can do?
We’re sure there is. Let us know what you’re good at, or what you would like to do, or learn to do. We’ll have a talk.
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Q. Why do you have a donation button?
Because it was an excellent excuse to put up a horrible flash movie of a dancing bear. Besides that we heard rumours that there actually are people who donate money to sites and we want to find out if that’s true. We could use some income though, to pay for hosting costs and promotional actions.
If you enjoy our free releases and can’t be interested in buying cd’s or merch from our shop, you can think about a small donation. Don’t feel obligated though. We’ll love you no matter what.
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Q. Are you guys sponsored?
Not anymore, but both Youth in Action and Gemeente Utrecht have sponsored the founding of Beep! Beep! Back up the Truck financially. If you want to sponsor us as well, in any way you like, please contact us.
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Q. SHOP: Do you ship internationally?
Yes sir, we do.
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Q. SHOP: How can I pay?
We recommend using Paypal. It’s easy to use, very safe, fast and free. Plus you don’t need a creditcard. If  you have some sort of beef with Paypal you can also wire the money to our bankaccount. This takes a while though, and we don’t like checking our balance to see if the money came in yet, but if you insist….it’s your party.
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