Running a CD label
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01/31/10 + gltchbtch
Is it worth trying to start a label that releases electronic music CD's these days? Or is it best just to go all digital? I find that my particular slice in the music pie is a very small one and my sound doesn't fit with most existing labels, so I fear I may have to start my own.
04/02/10 + whitecar
My label does digital and vinyl releases which works for me. I wouldn't buy a CDr not matter what and there would have to be something very special about the CD for me to buy one. I'm really into Deathspell Omega and I have to have their physical product because of the packaging so I buy their CDs with pleasure.
07/08/10 + TomPhonic
I just bought a CD of the internet. I usually don't do this. But the price of the mp3s was so close to the price of the CD, so really, why not? Plus its an awesome album.
I love buying vinyl, but only if it fits my collection. And only if I want to listen to it on my home stereo only.
12/10/10 + saladnoise
Including mp3 download coupons is almost ubiquitous for pressing vinyl now. the label I run is more tentative about doing cd's these days. Mostly just vinyl and digi-download sales now.
05/17/11 + gltchbtch
Thanks for all your comments. I've decided to not bother with CD's, and focus instead on digital and other ways to distribute music. I created a Bandcamp page and am uploading some albums to it, all free for now. Will look into switching to paid downloads on Bandcamp and possibly Tunecore if/when I start a label and release other artists' music. Dunno though, I don't want to create yet another netlabel to add to the pile..... will only do it if I can come up with some unique way of presenting the music. We'll see how it goes.
05/23/11 + lysdexic
bandcamp is brilliant. more functionality and bonus features than most paid download sites.
CDs are fucking dead.
make with the link already
06/13/11 + ericlaurence
i've been thinking of starting up a label to do some very short run vinyl/lathe releases. i'm talking about 10-20 copies.
those two both do lathe runs. as little as 1 copy. and they are in the US.
sirepress.com has REALLY nice stuff for short run CDRs. you can get as few as 100 copies and they even do digipaks.
06/27/11 + lysdexic
cheers for the links, been looking for decent priced short run vinyl cutters.
06/29/11 + ignatius
lysdexic said: "cheers for the links, been looking for decent priced short run vinyl cutters."
check out dietrich schoenemann at complete.
06/30/11 + lysdexic
04/20/12 + korgborglar
don't mean to bump a dead horse here, but does anyone have experience dealing with getting lathe cut records made? hows the sound quality, noise floor, durability?
I'm placing an order at polycuts right now, for some clear plastic 10" records, i'll post an audio example when I get them in.
04/25/12 + j_chot
this guy is doing a tape label with digital downloads...
04/30/12 + korgborglar
i like the sound of that. are you gonna do continuous mixes or individual tracks on the tapes?
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