I met Melvin Dillon at one of the record shows that take place once a month at MadTree Brewing. It quickly became clearly that his recently-launched label, Soul Step Records, was a direct outgrowth of his love for vinyl. He loves listening to records, but it’s also clear that, as the owner/founder of Soul Step Records, he has fun with them, as you can see by the pictures in this blog entry of some of the creative ideas he has for decorating platters. The web address for the young label is www.soulsteprecords.com, and the Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/soulsteprecords. Recently, in a cyberspace Q&A, he told me a little more about Soul Step Records:
What’s unique about your label?
We are first and foremost, vinyl only. We sign independent artists to contracts that allow us to release music strictly vinyl format. After recouping our initial investment – we split any all profits evenly with the artists. It’s a win-win and much better than any other offer you’ll find in the record industry. We look to help support these artists so they can continue to chase their musical passions and dreams.
Are the records recorded analog or digitally? Where are they recorded, and where are the artists from?
Most have been recorded digitally. We’ve however had some recorded analog – and we love the sound. However not everyone can afford that! They are recorded all over the USA. Places have included Chicago, San Francisco, Charlotte, and Lexington, KY. Continue reading “Cincinnati’s New All-Vinyl Record Label”