Beta:Sound provides a way for artists to present the entire scope of what they do without thought for accessibility or commercial success. Artists are able to present live works, works in progress and non-traditional musical pieces without the time constraints inherent in physical recording mediums.
Beta:Sound is an online music distribution project that offers music free, both through a web interface and whatever popular P2P service people are using, to anyone who can download it. Beta:Sound functions like a Non Profit label that writes grants to help record, present and distribute (online) experimental and marginal music forms.
Artists represented by Beta:Sound retain all publishing rights and the masters of the recordings. Beta:Sound is only able to give the music away for free online. Thus preserving the rights of the artists while allowing a broader public access to the music.
The works presented by Beta:Sound are not confined to a specific genre or musical style, instead the catalog is open to any work whose form, through innovative practices and musical intentions, falls outside of the realm of commercial music. Specifically works that are not commercially viable for a label.