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|Info:||Label from producer Tod Collins of Gotee Records fame and
one of the Gotee Brothers. As a co-founder he sold his part
of the Gotee label in 2001 and started his own enterprise
called Beatmart Recordings with his brother Troy Collins.
In November 2005 the record label announced a distribution
deal with Provident-Integrity for the christian market and
Sony BMG for the mainstream market.
Due to this new distribution network Bobby Bishop's 2005
album "Government Name" received repackaging and is released
in 2006 as the Government Name Special Edition.
After the first volume of the Best of Submissions (2004) by
DJ Morphiziz Beatmart Recordings added the following artists
to it's roster over the years:
1. Bobby Bishop: 2004-2007
2. Fresh Digress: 2006-2007
3. Japhia Life: 2006-2007
4. Rob Hodge: 2006-2007
5. Pettidee - 2006
6. Soul P. - 2006
7. Willie Will - 2006
In August 2006 Beatmart announced the launch of a digital
only label called Beatmart Digital. This label will
distribute all indy artists with potential through iTunes
and other online music stores.
The video for "Whoa Whoa!" from artist Soul P. premiered on
Thursday, February 8, 2007 and is the first video released
by Beatmart Recordings. It's Soul P.'s music video debut as
well, and the first video from the album The Premiere
In February 2007 a general manager is accounced for
Beatmart. The manager is Kevin Sparkman.
In October 2007 the news got out the label had hit hard
times. The company will keep a low profile for the rest of
the year to focus their activities on 2008. This would be
the release of Eric Cross' album "The Art of Composition"
It isn't until July 28th, 2009 the label is heard of again
through a press release: "Beatmart Recordings will be
offering it's entire instrumental catalog for digital
download on July 28th, 2009. The tracks will be available
for purchase at iTunes, Amazon.com, and all major online
“At Beatmart, we want to reinvent ourselves by investing
greater into the individual consumer through the digital
space. We want to share our assets with the people and offer
our help in getting them where they want to go musically,”
Beatmart president Todd Collins said. “If giving them access
to our catalog of instrumentals helps accelerate that
process, then we will count it as a success – one person at
Does this mean the company (once considered dead) has been
"Beatmart is planning to make a comeback,” Collins said. “It
won’t be without a lot prayer and hard work, but we see this
release of our instrumentals as a small step in heading back
in the right direction."
Sources: Sphereofhiphop.com Forum: What happened to
Beatmart?, October 4th, 2007 ; Press release: New releases
from Beatmart Recordings, July 28th, 2009.
|Releases:||A few random releases on this label...|
| Soul Plasma - The Premiere (vinyl)|
| Rob Hodge - Born King|
| Bobby Bishop - Government Name : Re-Election : Special Edition (re-release)|
| DJ Morphiziz - Best of the Submissions : volume 2|
| Various Artists - Strength In Numbers|