Where can I get Avantwhatever releases?
All our releases are available online right here. You can order a physical copy of any of our limited editions to be posted to you – so long as we have one in stock – in which case we’ll cover the postage and you get a link to an MP3 copy emailed to you for download as well, all for AUD$10. Alternatively, you can order a download only MP3 of FLAC copy for AUD$5, in which case we’ll just send you the email. All our downloads are high quality 320kbps MP3s or lossless FLAC files.
What sort of licences cover Avantwhatever releases?
All releases on Avantwhatever are covered by Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 Licences. Essentially that means you are free to share and remix the work but must attribute the work to the author and may not use the work for commercial purposes. You can read all the details of the licence here.
How many times can I download a release I have purchased?
We don’t place any limitations on how many times you can download a purchase and don’t use any DRM to control our releases.
What do I do if I purchase a release and the download fails or my CD doesn’t arrive?
Email us at avantwhatever[at]avantwhatever.com with the details and we’ll sort it out.
What is Avantwhatever’s sustainability policy?
We try and make everything we do as sustainable as possible in all senses of the word. All artists who release as part of the label’s limited edition series get a quarter of the stock to sell themselves, a quarter go out for promo purposes and we sell half the stock to cover costs – that way everyone has a chance to keep what they do economically sustainable. Most importantly we attempt to be as environmentally sustainable as possible with our releases and various activities, which at the moment means we print all promotional material on 100% post-consumer recycled stock, our limited editions series is packaged in 100% post-consumer recycled unbleached CD wallets with 100% post-consumer recycled labels and we print using recycled toner cartridges. Unfortunately we use CDs but we recommend when you’re done with them you take them to be recycled too. Oh and we’re always looking for ways to improve our practices so if you have any advice please get in touch.
Why do I have to enter my details to get a download of a free release?
Obviously to buy a release online you have to enter your details so that you can pay and have your purchase delivered to you. However, you may have noticed that on this site you have to enter details even if you just want a release that is available as a free download. This is a limitation of our shopping cart system. We promise not to use your details for anything other than delivering your order.
Do you accept demos?
We don’t accept unsolicited demos from unknown artists – apart from our own wide listening we rely on trusted ears to recommend things.
How do I stay in touch and find out about Avantwhatever releases and events in the future?
Sign up to the RSS feed on this site, follow us on Soundcloud, become a member of the Avantwhatever group on Facebook or join the mailing list.