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by @?,*???&?
Wed May 18, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Tunecore says typical artist sells $179 of music a year
Replies: 97
Views: 16323

Well my last album came out on limited run 200 CD-Rs and digital distribution. BUT I have ISRC and barcodes, so I'm caught in a pickle between phoney, deluded hack and legitimate artist and I wanna reach base safely. Two questions for you; 1. Was it burned not pressed? 2. Did you earn more than $17...
by @?,*???&?
Wed May 18, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Tunecore says typical artist sells $179 of music a year
Replies: 97
Views: 16323

dwlb wrote:My last 2 releases were digital only but had UPC codes and ISRCs...

* tags up *
Not the point at all- the point is- and I have to ask- are you in the percentage of folks earning more than $179 with your disc in a single year from online sales?
by @?,*???&?
Wed May 18, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Tunecore says typical artist sells $179 of music a year
Replies: 97
Views: 16323

Nah, it's misleading. It's the kind of statistic that folds in your sales with thousands of others of all kinds, including NIN and Jay-Z, to come up with some kind of weird fantasy composite that doesn't shed any real illumination on anything for anyone. Better is advice: we can look at people who ...
by @?,*???&?
Wed May 18, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Brief chat with the music lawyer...
Replies: 19
Views: 4467

I do like how all these panels these days are all "DIY" yet coming from people that make a living in music because we need their skills. Makes no sense... I've stopped going to conferences like that because I know as much or more than the folks on the panels. (no offense, but I've not made a TapeOp...
by @?,*???&?
Wed May 18, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Brief chat with the music lawyer...
Replies: 19
Views: 4467

Re: Brief chat with the music lawyer...

Hmmm. Read this too: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-piracy-searches-20110518,0,961223.story Hm. 15 years ago a replicating plant blew my release date by five months because they were mired in piracy screening. If the RIAA wants to keep people buying CDs, putting huge roadblocks in the produc...
by @?,*???&?
Wed May 18, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Interesting Kick Miking Technique
Replies: 30
Views: 6701

Re: Interesting Kick Miking Technique

I was browsing pictures of Joe Barresi's studio a while ago, and saw something that caught my attention. It was, what appeared to be, a drum set, with the kick miked up with another kick in front of it. I've never seen anything like that, and I wanted to know if any of you could elaborate to me why...
by @?,*???&?
Wed May 18, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Brief chat with the music lawyer...
Replies: 19
Views: 4467

Re: Brief chat with the music lawyer...

And it all centers around how every iota of "piracy combatment" is based solely on file fingerprinting-- as it should be, maybe. However... that leaves a crack in the door open for me to do the following: Pretty much every chorus/orchestra concert I record has strict guidelines-- "distribution" and...
by @?,*???&?
Wed May 18, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: SSL/Pro Tools machine control
Replies: 5
Views: 2333

SSL/Pro Tools machine control

What are you SSL guys using for transport/machine control of Pro Tools? This Alan Smart box seems to solve the issue for older SSLs. Looks like it supplants the necessity for the 'old school' lynx units for tape machine control. http://www.smartresearch.co.uk/2Tools/index2T.html The K-Series seems t...
by @?,*???&?
Thu May 12, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Tunecore says typical artist sells $179 of music a year
Replies: 97
Views: 16323

btw, I just came across this post from Peter at Tunecore from a thread on Gearslutz: "Well, pretty obviously I think we're best. I do know we're the fastest: can get things live on iTunes within SIX HOURS. 24 hours for most everyone. So drop me a line if you have any questions about us. Best!" And y...
by @?,*???&?
Thu May 12, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Tunecore says typical artist sells $179 of music a year
Replies: 97
Views: 16323

The fans can decide what's legitimate, by listening, buying, supporting the artists. That's the only legitimacy that counts in a marketplace, after all. --Peter peter@tunecore.com $179 a year for your typical Tunecore artist means the band can spend approximately 5.1 hours at $35 per hour producing...
by @?,*???&?
Wed May 11, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: RIP - Only Studio Built from the ground up in LA
Replies: 2
Views: 1547

Last time I was in there, Neal Avron was mixing the remaining songs from the Skycycle album. Our console was only 52 in, so he needed a larger board. As I recall too, they had a Euphonix in their second room with a large film screen that the band that was in mixing in the SSL room could use for vide...
by @?,*???&?
Wed May 11, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Tunecore says typical artist sells $179 of music a year
Replies: 97
Views: 16323

Bro Shark wrote:Heh. If not, you're eating octopus!
Uh, no. Here in Hockeytown, we throw those things on the ice...
by @?,*???&?
Wed May 11, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Tunecore says typical artist sells $179 of music a year
Replies: 97
Views: 16323

Bro Shark wrote:It first glance I thought this said "Tunacore," like some dumb new trend the mall kids are into or something.
Shark/Tuna, I get it. A fish thing.

btw, the Sharks are toast tomorrow.
by @?,*???&?
Wed May 11, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Tunecore says typical artist sells $179 of music a year
Replies: 97
Views: 16323

I say the problem today aren't the pervasive truths that people love to make music, and that's it's hard to make money doing it- The problem today is our lack of great filters and trustworthy outlets. Interesting because I've said since 2001, that there are no critics anymore with the internet. You...
by @?,*???&?
Wed May 11, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Tunecore says typical artist sells $179 of music a year
Replies: 97
Views: 16323

Okay, suppose this, "What if the only goal of a release is to make it's money back?" That would mean that the artist would be paid for their labor- like someone working hourly in a grocery store. Maybe each disc should therefore post how many man hours were spent making that disc. Once that cost is...