After years of updating If You Make It, I’ve come to realize how hard it is to promote digital releases. They are so easy to get up and distribute, but after that you need to hop on message boards, submit news and post on dozens of social media sites. You are constantly behind the ball, and posting about releases after they are already available.
Over the last couple of years a couple of awesome donation-based digital record labels have popped up, especially in the area of punk. I wanted to band these labels together somehow, and make it easier for people to keep track of our upcoming and past releases. With the advent of Bandcamp, online labels have become more akin to music curators ( I hate that word ). We distribute the music we love and Refiltered is meant to foster that.
Quote Unquote, Death to False Hope, Juicebox and Rumbletowne are all run by people who I respect and think are doing cool things within our community. On that note, I want to emphasize that each label still stands on their own and this is only meant as a portal for all of our work.
Refiltered has a couple of cool features that I’m excited about.
With that said, I hope everyone enjoys the site. It’s still in it’s beta phase, so let me know if you have any problems or questions about it.