18 Years & Still Standing

A lot has happened since we (Robert ‘Buck(et)’ Hingley & Jeremy Patton <—that’s me) started this label in June of 2002. Buck moved to Spain and then back again, I raised a child (now almost 18!) and went through multiple bill paying (or not!) jobs. The label ventured into various areas of the industry and ska scene. From domestic standard jewel case CD release, to taking bands on tour, organizing concerts, releasing albums in various countries and with multiple bands, distributors (MVD in the United States, Satélite K in Spain & BrokenSilence in Europe) and various labels across the globe. We were right up front with the digital push and have supported that model all the way. It itself has changed dramatically too since the beginning of the millennium.

Social media trends have come and gone, digital sales and streaming services have been established and disappeared. Vinyl has made a resurgence (for how long?) although there’s still records that don’t sell. The focus of the label has shifted and adjusted both by choice and by force over the past (almost) two decades.

Currently interests are in re-establishing and developing a more cohesive online profile & brand. Online exclusive sales and media content are the focus. Developing (this) new web site as well as building up our YouTube channel and BandCamp sites. Our last two releases have also been a shift in manufacturing formats and production styles. Moving from jewel cases to digipaks for our CD product and releasing a vinyl and cassette tape package in tandem with the release of the CD and digital insertion.

The horizon is currently a wild place to view. There are many ideas and projects in development, the record label does not operate, and never has, in the traditional sense, that was part of the plan from the beginning.

Megalith Records, uniquely ska. -2020+

MEGALITHRECORDS.COM Created: 2002-12-05 17:41:59 UTC


Published by Jeremy W Patton

Artist, Musician, Educator. Creating sites as outlets to my many endeavors.

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