Re: New Releases - So How Does The Maths Work?
Posted by: Laurent ()
Date: March 28, 2013 09:54PM

I have no clue either. Even if studio time is free - let's assume he has his home studio - there are other costs for artwork, printing, etc. my guess is that producing a CD would cost you at least USD 15,000. In this case, he only would have to sell between 750 to 1000 copies to break even (priced at USD 15 or 20).

I know how much some musicians made playing on recent MR albums, and it is ridiculously low. And they had a resume, they were no "Mr. Nobody".

Lukather stated a few years ago that he could not afford the guys that are on his solo record. It seemed to say that they were doing each other favours... "you play on my record, I play on yours" kind of stuff... That sounds plausible.

What I really CANNOT follow, is how guys like Frontiers or Escape are making any money in this game, and can continue to release albums.... this does not make any economical sense to me, at least not if you decently retribute your acts.... I am glad they make it and find ways to work things out, I just do not really understand how it is possible...



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