FAQ

What is Villa Villa Nola?
An artist-run not-for profit arts organization. Villa Villa Nola exists to foster the carriage of artistic endeavors and lend support to artists practicing in a variety of mediums. Our activities include the commissioning of specific works, logistical support, promotional aid, training, and the direction and management of various projects.

What is Villa Villa Nola Download Records?
A website that sells recordings, built and run by some of the people involved in making some of the recordings. Work began on this in 2007 in Montréal. The site was launched February 14, 2008. Since then, a number of artists from all over have become involved.

Are there any legal issues having these Mp3s?
Nope. These recordings are owned by the people who are selling them to you in this store. VVN releases are often exclusive to VVN. It’s completely legal and we are happy for you to have these on your computer, copy to a tape, CD, Mp3 player or to delete and we thank you for it.

What audio formats are included in the download?
Stereo Mp3, encoded at 320kps. Packaged into a ZIP file. Certain releases are encoded at 192kps but 320kps is offered whenever possible.

Can I get a release in {#@%^*} audio format?
We’ll try. We have to worry about file size and bandwidth. Right now Mp3 seems like the best choices for digital downloads. If you’re really into a specific format, send an email to [email protected] and we’ll try to get you a copy of the record you want, in that format.

What is a ZIP file?
A compressed folder – filled with a Villa Villa Nola Record Release. There are Mp3s and cover art inside. You can use a number of free programs to unzip this file.

Can I get a different kind of compressed package than ZIP?
Like RAR, TAR, or ZOO?

No problem, just email [email protected].

Something didn’t work right for some reason. What do I do?
Send an email to [email protected] and we can provide you with a fresh link to the record you paid for or refund you as needed, no problem.

Do you sell physical copies of these albums?
At this point we don’t do that. In the future, in order to distribute physical copies of records, we’d most likely link somewhere else or build a new store to do that.

Do you hate records & CDs? Are Mp3s better than physical copies?
We love vinyl records and our CDs and tapes from before. But we’re also excited about the freedom to distribute music anywhere without wasting everyone’s money, resources, and making junk when a lot of people simply copy all their music to a computer and don’t want more things. There are people who love music and recordings and are not fans of Mp3s or digital music files in general. But many of us use them all the time & have found this to be a pretty great way of distributing, sharing, acquiring, storing, organizing, and listening to the music we like. No big deal.

What are the origins of the name?
House of House of No Sound

Who made the artwork/programmed the site?
Brendan D Reed (Ex-Endless Forever) did most of that but as much of the artwork changes at random every page you go to, we incorporate other people’s work periodically, throughout the site. Record cover art is done by all kinds of different people. Write to [email protected] to enquire about specifics.

Do you take submissions for VVN releases?
Feel free to email us at [email protected] and we’ll let you know the current situation.

I’d like to get involved. Do you need help?
There are a number of ways in which we would appreciate help or collaboration. Feel free to contact us at [email protected] & thanks.

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