OTO Digital makes our archive available to all, combining high-quality live recordings from the Cafe alongside specially commissioned albums. Each recording is professionally mixed and mastered in house, and agreed with the artist. The label aims to reflect the diversity of Cafe OTO’s program, support new artists in getting an early stage release out, or showcase new or previously undocumented work from more established names.
OTO Digital also works closely with small independent labels to sell their releases through our shop. Each label is carefully selected, featuring artists with strong ties to OTO’s programme and some long out of print releases. The result is an extensive, constantly expanding catalogue featuring some of the most exciting new music being released today.
Your membership is invaluable in helping us do what we do; keeping our programme as exciting and far-reaching as possible, allowing us to fund incredible new recordings, and support and develop new artists.
Your membership payments also help to subsidise our free concession memberships [link], helping to ensure that OTO’s programme remains accessible to as many people as possible.
If you would like to support us further, you can opt to increase your monthly or annual membership payments when you sign up. Whatever the amount, your contribution is hugely appreciated.
HOW DO THE CREDITS WORK?
We’ll add five credits to your account each month. Each of these credits can be used to download any recordings from the ‘Digital Downloads’ section of our website - including releases on other labels. If you have credits, you'll be given the option to download any of the available titles under the 'BUY' links.
There is no time limit on using your credits whilst you remain a member.
The website will show you how many credits you have left and when they will next refresh.
DO THE ARTISTS GET PAID?
Yes. When you download a recording as part of your digital membership we pay the artist £1. For downloads by non-members we pay the artists 50% of receipts.
WHAT IS THE RECORDING QUALITY LIKE?
All of the live recordings available will be professionally mixed and mastered and approved by the artists. Most recordings are sourced from the high quality multi-track hard disc recorder we installed in May 2013 and all are handled with the same attention to quality that we’ve given our vinyl LP releases.
Recordings are available to download as 320k MP3 / 24-bit FLAC files or 320k MP3 / 16-bit FLAC in the case of some older external labels.
DO YOU OFFER GIFT MEMBERSHIPS?
Gift Memberships are available across all Membership tiers in periods of 3 months, 6 months and a year. When purchasing the gift membership you will receive a pdf voucher with a unique membership code that can either be sent directly to the recipient or saved to be presented at a later date. Gift memberships do not renew.
I’VE LOST THE FILES I DOWNLOADED - CAN I RE-DOWNLOAD?
All of the album you’ve downloaded can be found on your profile page (log in to the Cafe OTO website and then click on your name in the top right of the screen) where you can re-download the files again at any point.
We would like to acknowledge Sound and Music and The Hub’s ‘Joining the Dots’ project for their support in the development of our digital membership offer.