Q: ‘How are the listings organized?’
A: Release listings are in order of release date - with the most recent first. So every time you check the site you see the latest releases.
Q: ‘How do I find recordings from a particular artist or composer?’
A: Just enter their surname in the search box and click ‘Go’.
Q: ‘Why do some searches not show any recordings?’
A: Not all labels will have released recordings since the site was launched in October 2009, but we’re adding new releases all the time - so keep checking. And you can always check the label’s own website by following the link in the ‘label’ section.
Q: ‘How do I get hold of the recordings?’
A: Click on the tabs to view all the UKs shops, mail order retailers and download sites. They’ll all be happy to take your order. We’ve also included links to some international retailers so you might find some releases that aren’t available in the UK.
Q: ‘Why don’t you show prices?’
A: Prices of recordings will vary from retailer to retailer. Downloads are usually cheaper because you’re buying a digital file, not a physical product (though some download releases now come with a digital booklet you can download too).
Q: ‘Where does the information about the recordings come from?’
A: Release information is supplied by the record labels or the distributors.
Q: ‘How do I find recordings from a particular label?’
A: Either click on the link in the ‘label’ listings, or enter the label name in the search box and press ‘Go’.
Q: ‘How do I get in touch?’
A: We really want to hear your comments – positive or negative – and to know how we can make the site better. Please email us at email@example.com
Q: ‘Who is paying for the site?’
A: We don’t charge labels to show their products, or retailers for being listed. That way we can keep the site completely independent. We’re hoping to eventually pay for the site by including some paid advertising of interest to people who enjoy classical music. (Your email address won’t be passed on to anyone).
Q: ‘Who is behind the site?’
A: The idea came from Nick Williams, who has worked in classical retail and for major record labels and is a keen record collector. Nick wanted a site that showed him all the new releases so he wouldn’t miss anything new. The site was designed and built by www.whitelabelproductions.co.uk , who provide creative services to the classical recording industry and are specialists in classical music online.