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Post by Marvid » Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:24 pm

Themis wrote:...
so if the shops buy too much and cant sell it, thats the shops problem?
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Depending on the deal between distribution and shop, but returns of over-stocked records is quite usual.

About the numbers: anything is still possible from 200 hand-stamped records to few thousands copies of a hit.
Anybody knows, how many of Paul Kalkbrenners "Sky & Sand" have been sold? ;)

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Post by LouisVee » Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:11 pm

patrick bateman wrote: For TTT, mp3 sales is just an extra nice income, but far from even beeing close to the vinyl sales
4 years later, are mp3 sales a lot closer than vinyl sales?

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Post by patrick bateman » Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:33 pm

LouisVee wrote:
patrick bateman wrote: For TTT, mp3 sales is just an extra nice income, but far from even beeing close to the vinyl sales
4 years later, are mp3 sales a lot closer than vinyl sales?
For a long long time the digital has been better than the vinyl sales.

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Post by Daniel Logikal » Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:56 pm

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 8:47 pm => For TTT, mp3 sales is just an extra nice income, but far from even beeing close to the vinyl sales

Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:33 am => For a long long time the digital has been better than the vinyl sales.
What a turnaround...

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Post by Ciaran_ » Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:57 pm

I have a friend who did a paper on 20:20 Vision. They sold over 15,000 copies of Paul Woolford's Erotic Discourse, now they aim for 2-3,000 vinyl sales per release...

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Post by bip » Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:11 pm

a question that i have since a long time:

how much copies must be sold in order to pay the expenses?

i know most labels press 1000 copies, when they are all sold, is it enough?

....ok this was 2 questions...
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Post by PsyTox » Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:42 pm

bip wrote:a question that i have since a long time:

how much copies must be sold in order to pay the expenses?

i know most labels press 1000 copies, when they are all sold, is it enough?

....ok this was 2 questions...
it all depends what you do. Artwork on sleeves, colors, remixes (and by whom),...
We only make 250 pieces of a release on vinyl, and break even is at 230 or something like that. We are not even too worried about it, if we come 'somewhere close' it's all good. We lose a lot of money every year with the label, but at least the music last longer then when we would've spent it on booze and drugs like I used to do :lol:

Anyway, vinyl these days is not about the sales numbers or what you are making of it, it's a sort of 'business card', it gives your label a bit more seriousness and makes you stand out from the million digital labels that are around. And it's freakishly more fun to have your brand new pressed vinyl in your hands after all the work it took.

In other words: it's all very subjective but isn't that what music is all about :lol:

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Post by arthurbarr » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:31 pm

Well thats intresting reading.

I haveactually just received the first 500 limited press for my labels debut vinyl release from, Area, Davor & Brendon Moeller so fingers crossed in this climate :)

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