RE: Koogles ur only half right
Posted by: koogles ()
Date: January 16, 2001 03:04PM

I think, Mike, in a large sense, you are right about labels getting a lion's share of the profits. However, when you're talking about smaller European hard rock labels, I think the benefits of being an artist are greater. Let's face it: MTM and Z Records don't have to put up large amounts of money for two-page ads in Billboard magazine or foot seven-digit production costs for a video clip. Mind you, the chances of an artist going double platinum are pretty slim, so everything is to scale, I suppose.

What I've been told is that an artist on MTM needs to move 10,000 units in order to earn its keep on the label's roster. Erosion of this "quota", if you will, due to CD burning could obviously lead to a band being out of a record deal. Without a CD, it's that much harder for a band to draw numbers on the live circuit. The two go hand in hand: you hear a CD by a band- you want to see them live. Or the reverse: you see a great band live and the next question is: do they have a CD?

Then there's the question of geography. How many Vaughn fans in Canada, for instance, are going to be able to attend their live shows? Not many, considering touring in Canada isn't even an option for some big name acts. So, the only outlet for support is through sales. But if sales are cannibalized through CDRs, then what's left??

Basically, my bottom line is: just because the artist doesn't see a lot of money from CD sales anyway, doesn't mean it's right to burn their music for free. If you're not hurting the 1-2 out of 10 artists who DO see some gold at the end of the rainbow, then you're hurting the record company. Now maybe in a Sony/Universal/Warner world, some might view that as a good thing. In a MTM/Point/Z/Kivel world, however, it seems almost ungrateful.

koogles

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My CD-R Trade Site 133 coco 01/15/2001 07:30AM
CDRs are bad for the artists, labels 105 koogles 01/16/2001 07:44AM
RE: CDRs are bad for the artists, labels 106 coco 01/16/2001 08:20AM
RE: CDRs are bad for the artists, labels 124 DantheCDman 01/16/2001 11:02AM
Trading still cripples the artist, label 129 koogles 01/16/2001 01:01PM
RE: Trading still cripples the artist, label 104 DantheCDman 01/16/2001 07:46PM
RE: Trading still cripples the artist, label 92 koogles 01/17/2001 12:45AM
RE: CDRs are bad for the artists, labels 94 koogles 01/16/2001 12:47PM
Koogles ur only half right 109 mike 01/16/2001 02:24PM
RE: Koogles ur only half right112 koogles 01/16/2001 03:04PM
RE: Koogles ur only half right 108Drewness01/16/2001 03:59PM
RE: Koogles ur only half right 112Drewness01/16/2001 03:59PM
RE: Koogles ur only half right 109 koogles 01/17/2001 12:15AM
RE: Koogles ur only half right 115 DantheCDman 01/16/2001 07:50PM
Koogles is completely right - this is theft 109 Mister Pomp 01/16/2001 05:59PM
RE: Koogles is completely right - this is theft 123 coco 01/16/2001 08:04PM
RE: Koogles is completely right - this is theft 105 Mister Pomp 01/17/2001 04:50AM
Mr Pomp your right and so am i 110 mike 01/17/2001 05:51AM
RE: Mr Pomp your right and so am i 123 Mister Pomp 01/17/2001 05:46PM
That slippery slope ... 134 Copious K9 01/18/2001 01:39AM
RE: That slippery slope ... 147 Mister Pomp 01/18/2001 04:45AM
RE: CDRs are bad for the artists, labels 100 coco 01/16/2001 05:55PM
RE: Coco- the Artist Desicion maker 103 Eric Abrahamsen 01/16/2001 09:39PM
RE: Coco- the Artist Desicion maker 126 coco 01/16/2001 10:35PM
Living La Vida Coco 108 koogles 01/17/2001 12:02AM
RE: Living La Vida Coco 122 coco 01/17/2001 02:24AM
There's smoke comin' outta yer ears, coco! 109 koogles 01/17/2001 05:32AM
RE: There's smoke comin' outta yer ears, coco! 115 coco 01/17/2001 06:16AM
Cuckoo for coco puffs 102 koogles 01/17/2001 09:02AM
Cuckoo for Koogles 151 coco 01/17/2001 09:37AM
Coco...nuts! 112 koogles 01/17/2001 10:40AM
John Parr 111 DantheCDman 01/17/2001 11:05AM
RE: John Parr 96 capt kaos 01/17/2001 09:05PM
RE: John Parr 108 koogles 01/18/2001 12:36AM
RE: Coco...nuts! 102 coco 01/17/2001 05:45PM
Burn bitch burn 108 koogles 01/18/2001 12:32AM
RE: CDRs are bad for the artists, labels 113 koogles 01/17/2001 12:28AM
RE: CDRs are bad for the artists, labels 121 Dave 01/17/2001 04:30AM
RE: CDRs are bad for the artists, labels 119 Mister Pomp 01/17/2001 04:54AM
RE: CDRs are bad for the artists, labels 112 coco 01/17/2001 05:39AM
RE: Coco and being Stupid 120 Eric Abrahamsen 01/17/2001 08:14AM
you're not your (np) 106 Mister Pomp 01/17/2001 05:57PM
RE: CDRs are bad for the artists, labels 112Bighair01/17/2001 05:16AM
RE: CDRs are bad for the artists, labels 94 coco 01/17/2001 05:47AM
Where are you buying your CDS? 118 Mister Pomp 01/17/2001 05:39PM
RE: CDRs are bad for the artists, labels 133 koogles 01/17/2001 05:49AM
RE: CDRs are bad for the artists, labels 104 coco 01/17/2001 06:22AM
Can I just say... 120Chris01/17/2001 06:36AM
Yes you can.. 100 Mister Pomp 01/17/2001 05:56PM
Fine... 126Chris01/18/2001 09:12AM
Were you paid for it? 123 Mister Pomp 01/18/2001 05:47PM
RE: Were you paid for it? 128Chris01/19/2001 09:31AM
RE: CDRs are bad for the artists, labels 104 DantheCDman 01/17/2001 08:11AM
RE: CDRs are bad for the artists, labels 113 koogles 01/17/2001 09:18AM
RE: CDRs are bad for the artists, labels 118 DantheCDman 01/17/2001 09:30AM
RE: CDRs are bad for the artists, labels 109 koogles 01/17/2001 10:46AM
RE: CDRs are bad for the artists, labels 110 koogles 01/17/2001 09:06AM
RE: CDRs are bad for the artists, labels 110 DantheCDman 01/17/2001 09:31AM
RE: CDRs are bad for the artists, labels 118 coco 01/17/2001 09:44AM
Uh-oh...the little pirate's getting angry! 96 koogles 01/17/2001 10:10AM
RE: Uh-oh...the little pirate's getting angry! 93 Eric Abrahamsen 01/17/2001 10:27AM
RE: CDRs are bad for the artists, labels 100Bigair01/18/2001 04:50AM


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