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Post by minimal house » Wed Jul 06, 2005 10:35 pm

Adam, why do you say you should only send three tracks of the quality? What may be quality to you, may not be quality to the label. If i were a label owner id like to hear as many tracks as possible. The more tracks on the cd, the better the odds of hearing something that could be "the track"

Another question....

What would sell better- A known artist with a pretty good track or an unknown artist with a sick track?

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Post by cyhl » Wed Jul 06, 2005 10:46 pm

minimal house wrote:Adam, why do you say you should only send three tracks of the quality? What may be quality to you, may not be quality to the label. If i were a label owner id like to hear as many tracks as possible. The more tracks on the cd, the better the odds of hearing something that could be "the track"
this is true in some sense... we've had experience when some tracks of ours were picked up from a 10-track demo cd we had sent, and we didn't think they were the best tracks... this is just a question of taste, and a label might not have exactly the same taste as yourself, or as what you think they do!
but too many tracks is not good!
minimal house wrote:What would sell better- A known artist with a pretty good track or an unknown artist with a sick track?
this mostly depends on how much marketing power (or advertisment money) the label has... but not only... some stuff can be a big success without much promotion (see sleeparchive for instance)

anyway, at the end, there's no one single recipe that's best in all circumstances...

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Post by minimal house » Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:58 pm

cyhl wrote:
minimal house wrote:Adam, why do you say you should only send three tracks of the quality? What may be quality to you, may not be quality to the label. If i were a label owner id like to hear as many tracks as possible. The more tracks on the cd, the better the odds of hearing something that could be "the track"
this is true in some sense... we've had experience when some tracks of ours were picked up from a 10-track demo cd we had sent, and we didn't think they were the best tracks... this is just a question of taste, and a label might not have exactly the same taste as yourself, or as what you think they do!
but too many tracks is not good!
minimal house wrote:What would sell better- A known artist with a pretty good track or an unknown artist with a sick track?
this mostly depends on how much marketing power (or advertisment money) the label has... but not only... some stuff can be a big success without much promotion (see sleeparchive for instance)

anyway, at the end, there's no one single recipe that's best in all circumstances...

I think if you have a big name your at the advantage. People are going to buy Ricardo Villalobos records just because its Villalobos...people are going to buy pokerflat records just because they are pokerflat. Id like to see more big labels promoting new artists and big artists promoting new labels.

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Post by John Clees » Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:42 am

patrick bateman wrote:more than 5, less than 10...
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Post by patrick bateman » Fri Jul 15, 2005 3:38 pm

minimal house wrote:
Id like to see more big labels promoting new artists and big artists promoting new labels.
Word !

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