Hold on one second before you go any further. I'm not saying this just be be a dck or anything, i'm speaking from 12 years of experience producing music and about 17 years of being a paid musician. What you're saying sounds very logical to somebody just starting out.
just a short quote/reply, don`t have a lot of time at the moment.
First of all : I agree most of what you`ve said. Over the years I`ve read a lot of your comments here so I know that you know what you are speaking about.
Second : Yes, what I`ve written is more or less for someone who`s starting out. Timothy Dalton is on his way, not actually at the beginning, but on his way. If somebody wants to make a living out of the hobby there`s no doubt from my side that it must be charged for the work - some day.
I do think you can get some recognition the way I`ve described and I do think you can get into the commercial way due to this. And, here I agree with you and Steevio, it`s better to release music on physical formats like vinyl than digital. If my label would do vinyl releases I would pick out just the best music I can get. Not everybody makes music which I think would fit the best ...
But I think it isn`t very good releasing tracks on unknown and not so good digital beatport labels, at least that`s what some guys told me. Some well known labels told them "Yes, absolutely good music, well done, but your first releases on that shitty labels are good but it`s gonna be looking strange when people know of your "unprofessional" past life".
Anyway, that`s a random story. I personally would have a better feeling when I know this or that guy released digitally on an unknown label but he/she didn`t charged for it - because : he/she is just on his/her way!
It seems to me that the industry thing and the (free-of-charge) netlabel thing are living in two separate universes which don`t react too much with each other regarding to exclusion criterias.
But rather I think releasing on (digital) labels of poor quality reacts more to the exclusion of the possibility of doing quality releases on big or better (hardcopy) labels. But that`s just my personal feeling...
(sorry if some sentences are hard going - this topic requires me to go to the limits of my english-grammar-capacity. no native speaker here)
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