Artisanal Records was founded in 2016 to find and promote independent musical artists that deserve a wider hearing and greater notice. We strive to offer only the highest audio quality recordings.
Recordings produced by the artists on Artisanal Records are available in several different formats and can be purchased here, at our store, or at other online merchants and selected record stores. Downloads purchased elsewhere (for example at Amazon, Spotify, ITunes, etc.) are usually only available only in compressed and lossy versions.
Only at the Artisanal Records website can you purchase music downloads in uncompressed and compressed lossless formats.
The formats offered are WAV, AIFF and FLAC. For more information about these formats. We also offer MP3 downloads sampled at 320 kbs. While we believe that the artists’ work is best appreciated as uncompressed and lossless; however, for portability and for listening on cell phones and other similar devices, the MP3 version may be preferred.
Please note that the size of the lossless and compressed lossless versions will take longer than typical downloads. If you have difficulties with the download, please contact us here.
Phil Davis, Artisanal Records Co-founder, brings 30+ years of journalism, public relations and marketing communications experience. Skilled in writing, editing, reporting, media relations, public relations, public affairs, social media, digital content creation and communicating to different audiences using differing communications channels. Has done communications, writing, editing and video production for an educational publishing company, an integrated marketing agency, a healthcare consulting firm, UW Health, and UW-Madison schools and departments. Has also done development and fund-raising communications in partnership with the UW Foundation. Has worked in both the private and public sectors and brings ‘thinking out of the box’ capabilities to lift products and messages above the noise and clutter, and to get them the attention they deserve.