RE: To John Taglieri and Andrew
Posted by: Dave Tedder ()
Date: December 31, 2000 04:13PM

>> Sorry, I don't have much respect for "music types" who want a band to pay $150 on up per song for a comp cd etc.
Respect the MUSIC and the People who create it!!! <<

Well, I hardly think $150 is unreasonable for someone to put a track on a sampler CD that is being used for promotional reasons. Take into account the money spent on pressing the CD's, the packaging, the mailing costs, etc and it pretty much evens out. My company actually charges exactly that amount of money to appear on a sampler CD. Where do these CD's go??? Mainly to the 500+ "mom and pop" stores I have in my database. They take a stack of CD's, play a store copy every now and again and put the others near the counter along with the little "magazine" that accompanies it. If someone wants a copy they're free to pick them up. Some stores, although not all, even bring stock into the stores for "impulse buying". Other copies get sent to the Consumer Direct database I have of individual music buyers. Companies such as Album Network, Concrete, etc charge upwards of $900 to be on the BOTTOM of the sampler (last 2 or 3 tracks - if you want one of the top 2 or 3 slots you're looking at over $2000). CMJ is the only other company that charges reasonable rates and theirs are $600 flat (Track 1 to Track 16).
As far as respecting the music and people who create it, that's what the samplers are set up for - promoting the independent bands and their music to the retail buying public. All of the samplers that are sent to retail and to Consumer Direct do actually spark some sales so it is effective.

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To John Taglieri and Andrew 249 Eric Abrahamsen 12/31/2000 12:44AM
RE: To John Taglieri and Andrew 197 Lil Al 12/31/2000 01:56AM
RE: To John Taglieri and Andrew162 Dave Tedder 12/31/2000 04:13PM
RE: To Dave Tedder &amp; SFK Kurt 195 Lil Al 01/01/2001 02:09AM
Hey Al 205 sfk kurt 01/01/2001 08:50AM
RE: Hey Al 195 Lil Al 01/01/2001 11:29AM
RE: Hey Al 176 sfk kurt 01/02/2001 12:18AM
OT for Eric: snow 170 sfk kurt 12/31/2000 03:04AM
RE: To John Taglieri and Andrew 214 sfk kurt 12/31/2000 03:16AM
RE: To John Taglieri and Andrew 174 John Taglieri 12/31/2000 01:40PM
RE: To John Taglieri and Andrew 191 sfk kurt 12/31/2000 11:42PM
To John Taglieri 159 Ron (Holland) 01/02/2001 06:05AM
RE: To John Taglieri 191 John Taglieri 01/02/2001 08:50AM
RE: To John Taglieri and Andrew 150 Dave Tedder 12/31/2000 06:32AM
RE: Ultrasound 181 Eric Abrahamsen 12/31/2000 08:02AM
RE: Ultrasound 167 Dave Tedder 12/31/2000 07:34PM
RE: Ultrasound again 195 Eric Abrahamsen 01/01/2001 12:00AM
RE: To Dave Tedder &amp; SFK Kurt 186 Dave Tedder 01/01/2001 04:06AM
RE: To John Taglieri and Andrew 193 John Taglieri 12/31/2000 01:36PM
RE: To John Taglieri and Andrew 165 Eric Abrahamsen 12/31/2000 10:56PM

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