mission

2ism Recordings is a non-profit label dedicated to promote independent musicians and with that innovative music. All releases are split releases created by 2 artists as a combined play. All releases are available in both digital and physical formats.

Digital Release:
  • All formats - free (name your price) download from Bandcamp
  • 320kbps mp3 - for torrent trackers
To spread the word, all releases will be uploaded to a variety of torrent sites. All help in uploading the releases to as much as possible torrent sites is greatly appreciated!!

Physical release:
  • Full-color, glossy, fully assembled, cellophane-wrapped CDr for $ 3.00 per copy.
There is a small profit on each CD to be able to send out promo's. In the end we'd like our artists to reach a wide audience. Sending out hardcopy promo's is still the best way to trigger someone to listen to new music. Out of every ten CDs sold we are able to send one promo.

Shipping and pricing:
    Shipping price within the United States:
  • $5 for 1 unit, $2 more per additional unit

  • Shipping price outside the United States:
  • $6 for 1 unit, $2 more per additional unit
Orders ship out within 2 days of being placed.

Shipping Time:
US: 2-6 Days (USPS First Class Mail) | Outside US: 4-7 Days (Air Mail)

Maximum number of copies per order is 5.

Contact 2ism Recordings for faster shipping options, or order more copies at once on payment of a higher price.

Return Policy:

We do not accept returns

*2ism Recordings HQ is established in The Netherlands. However our CDs are shipped and manufactured out of Nevada, United States.

These CDs manufactured in Kunaki's facility look and feel as good as similar products found in retail outlets. Kunaki print digitally in full color directly on the disc surface, and case inserts and covers. Kunaki don't use peel-able labels or inkjet printers. All cases are sealed with cellophane over-wrap.

You should notice that the Kunaki service is beyond our control as the actual order takes place at the Kunaki facility. We however, never experienced any problems with their services.


statistics

1 split releases created by 2 artists, totaling 11 free downloadable tracks. This is 0,25 Gb of lossless music and about 42 minutes of audio. Consumed by approximately "still counting" unique visitors who visit us each month.


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Promo request:
Are you a writer, magazine or web publication and want to get a hardcopy promo?
If you are seriously interested in receiving a promo it's best to contact us and let us know which publication you are writing for. Please provide some references so we can evaluate if it'll benefit 2ism Recordings. The amount of available promo's totally depends on the amount sold of each individual release. Please read the Mission section to fully understand why we choose this approach.
Do not be offended if we cannot fulfill your request. In the end you still can download the music for free!


commercialrelease

If an artist gets signed to another commercial record label and decides to use a track already released on 2ism Recordings then the artist must make a valid effort to create a new or remixed version for use instead. Once a track has been entered into the 2ism Recordings catalog, it cannot be removed afterwards.


faq

  • Q: I'm interested in booking one of your artists for a show/tour, how can I contact them?
  • A: Use the contact form or contact the artist directly. (please name us as a reference)

  • Q: You say non-profit, how come you make a small profit on each CD?
  • A: There is a small profit on each CD to be able to send out promos. In the end we'd like our artists to reach a wide audience. Sending out hardcopy promo's is still the best way to trigger someone to listen to new music. Out of every +/-eight CDs sold we are able to send one promo. So, all profit will be used for promotional purposes.

  • Q: Is there a way to enlarge the font or to zoom in?
  • A: There isn't a build in enlarger but you can hold ctrl and scroll with the mousewheel to zoom in.

  • Q: The audioplayer doesn't work!?
  • A: Your flash- or popup blocker might be interfering. Put 2ismrecordings.com to the whitelist or disable your blocker. If this doesn't work you might want to try another browser? Please contact us if the problem continues.

  • Q: 2ism, as in the release Twoism. Is there a connection with Boards of Canada?
  • A: Yes, there is a small connection to Boards of Canada. The idea of this label came into being on the Boards of Canada fan forum, Twoism. In 2006 members of this forum started a pretty succesful compilation series called One on Twoism. At the start of the 3rd compilation the idea of a separate split release label was born. It's all in the name twoism. 2ism isn't a real word but it really reflects something.. and that is where 2ism Recordings comes in. This is also the reason why every release is done by 2 artists. The music however is not connected to Board of Canada.



credits

Site programming: Kevin Temming
Webdesign: Robin Temming
Logodesign: Joseph Bastardo

Extra special thanks:
Kevin Temming, Ryan Nielssen, J Scott Smith, Roy Hessels, Pieter Van Bochaute and all the artists who give this label its spirit!