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Finally coming soon - Hypnos download store!
« on: December 08, 2013, 03:02:31 PM »
Originally posted on the Hypnos blog:
http://hypnos.com/wordpress/2013/12/08/changes-coming-downloads-and-more/

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We’ll have some exciting changes coming soon, primarily related to our first digital download store. As soon as we finish up beta testing, we’ll be opening the door to the public. Though we plan a sort of “soft open” for the store, with just a few products available at first, we plan to steadily ramp up and increase our offerings.

We’ll start out by offering a handful of Hypnos titles for download, then increase the Hypnos (and Binary and Hypnos Secret Sounds) offerings until most of those are listed.

After that, we look forward to offering digital downloads from other labels, starting with some of the music we already sell on CD in our Hypnos Online Store. Again, we’ll start small and gradually ramp this up.

The next phase after that, perhaps most exciting of all, is when we start selling downloads from other labels and artists not currently represented in our store. We envision our store becoming a hub for ambient, electronic and experimental music, with a mix of CD and download items. While physical space requirements keep us from offering more than 1,000 or so titles on our Hypnos Online Store, digital downloads don’t take up any physical space, so we might end up offering thousands of titles.

Here’s to the future! We’ll have more specific news very soon.
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Re: Finally coming soon - Hypnos download store!
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2013, 04:20:26 PM »
Crikey! I keep forgetting about the Hypnos blog. Just saw some of the announcements regarding upcoming Hypnos releases. Exciting!

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Re: Finally coming soon - Hypnos download store!
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2013, 04:35:13 PM »
Don't forget the Hypnos blog!!!

:)
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Re: Finally coming soon - Hypnos download store!
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2013, 10:03:02 AM »
Great news Mike,
I wasn't sure if this was a 'go-er', but you've proved me wrong !

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Re: Finally coming soon - Hypnos download store!
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2013, 11:09:55 AM »
I don't blame people for wondering if it was ever going to happen.

Finally I had to change the goal, and decide to set a target of creating a small shop at first, and growing it larger over time. I have something now that should work well, and I think people will like it.
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Re: Finally coming soon - Hypnos download store!
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2013, 11:04:46 AM »
BETA-TESTING OUR DOWNLOAD STORE

From the Hypnos Blog: http://hypnos.com/wordpress/2013/12/10/beta-testing-our-download-store/

We're done with internal testing, and preparing to enter the beta testing stage of our download store. We need make-believe customers to help us out by making some test purchases, in exchange for some free downloads.

If you're comfortable and familiar with the process of buying downloadable music from online stores, able to make payment with credit card and/or Paypal (payments will be refunded 100% during the test period), and willing to offer feedback on aspects of the store that worked or didn't work for you, let us know. We don't need a detailed analysis of the store's design or function... just let us know if anything didn't work as expected. If it all goes great, that's OK too. You still get to keep the music.

We don't need dozens of people -- a few will do -- and preference will be given to individuals already known to us, such as Hypnos customers, Hypnos Forum members, or friends of the "real" or Facebook variety.
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Re: Finally coming soon - Hypnos download store!
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2013, 11:22:04 AM »
Will Hypnos release any new CDs in 2014?

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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2013, 11:28:52 AM »
We'll release FORGET THE PAST by Antonio Testa & Michel Moglia soon. Just have to agree with the artists on an "official" release date. That will actually be in 2013, but I assume you're more interested in what's coming up than in 2014 releases specifically.

We have a handful of other CDs nearly ready to go, one after the other, so early 2014 will have releases like ICE DIVING by Subradial, NOCTURNES by Max Corbacho, the "sequel" to THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES by Seren Ffordd and Oophoi, and possibly a solo SEREN FFORDD album. I'm also talking to a couple of other artists as well. I expect 2014 to be a busy period of new CD releases, unlike 2013 which was mostly taken up with the reissues of Robert Rich material (and of course prepping several of the above recordings sot hat they're almost done).
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Re: Finally coming soon - Hypnos download store!
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2013, 03:40:16 PM »
Also... looks like we buried my announcement asking for help making test purchases from our downloads store.

I've got one person helping so far today, but would like 1-2 more, either today or tomorrow (Tuesday or Wednesday).

Free music! Interested? All you need to do is make a couple of purchases from our store, at least one of which uses a coupon code, and you'll get all the money you spend refunded, and get to keep the music you download. Speak up.
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Re: Finally coming soon - Hypnos download store!
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2013, 12:13:32 PM »
Thanks for all the info Mike.

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Re: Finally coming soon - Hypnos download store!
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2013, 05:15:45 AM »
Exciting news....Hypnos download offering digital versions of the Hypnos catalog and then hopefully all the other ambient electronic labels and artists. I can see it growing to be a digital "Backroads Music"

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Re: Finally coming soon - Hypnos download store!
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2013, 06:32:41 AM »
That's roughly the idea, Julio. We want to create a central spot for people to come and browse for ambient and related music, not just CDs but also downloads, eventually. To begin, the downloads available will be only a few, but we will quickly add to the list. I expect to have hundreds of album downloads added within the next few months, including many non-Hypnos items.
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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2014, 01:12:52 PM »
Hi there,

Just finding my way around Hypnos here  :) Is the download shop up and running as I can't find a link or indication ? Downloads would be a good option for the likes of myself as postal costs from the US to UK really add a fair bit of additional expense.

Also can I ask what the bit rate for MP3 will be ?

I have just checked out the samples there on your weekly sale item, John Duval - Hells Canyon , very interesting. Will be keeping an eye on Hypnos label etc from now on  :)