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Album Distribution

Discussion in 'Studio Lounge' started by Kruddler, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Kruddler

    Kruddler Active Member

    May 2, 2011
    I asked a question about record deals yesterday but after doing more research, I think have come to realise that what I am looking for distribution and not a record deal. In a few months time, I will have an album that I would like to sell. I would like to get it up in all the usual places such as iTunes, Amazon etc. but also hopefully places like Beatport and the more obscure album sale sites.

    I have come across a few websites that boast that they can get songs up on these places. Here are a couple:
    Sell Your Music Online - Digital Music Distribution | TuneCore

    So, these places get the songs up in iTunes etc. but they don't seem to offer actual promotion of the material.

    What I'm really looking for is a deal where the company would do some of the promotion for me. In other words the exchange is mutually beneficial. They get my album up in some online stores and promote my material in exchange for taking a cut. Does this exist? Is there a site you can refer me to? Any first hand experience with this?
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    Sep 26, 2005
    When trying to get your music on the Internet, the work is largely up to you. There are plenty of people out there that want your money and will make great claims as to what they can do for you. Most of these folks I would not call valid. I know Michael Lasko that started TAXI. Not sure what the real benefit is there for the cost? Michael set up TAXI, because his studio, Triad Recordings, in Fort Lauderdale, basically went belly up like so many studios already have. So he started TAXI. So someone who couldn't make his incredible professional studio profitable is ready to take your money with the assumption, you'll become more successful. So why didn't it work for him? Because the business playing just does not exist today like it used to. Why do you think spending your money with TAXI will make any difference in a failing music industry? Because he uses rhetoric like a politician? We all know what that means. So you pay your money and you take your chances if you want to play the music lottery. No guarantee you'll win no matter how many lottery tickets you pay for. Your success odds might be one in 1 million? Which is better than one in 43 million. Still, that's a lot of lottery tickets to purchase with no guarantee. Nobody can really guarantee anything today except for failure. And that I can guarantee. I have been virtually out of business for the past couple of years now with my incredible 40+ years of experience and multiple major award nominations along with 20 years spent at NBC television as a primary A1 audio engineer. And none of that means squat today in this industry. In this economy. So if something sounds too good to be true, you can pretty much bet your butt it is. Remember there is not much honesty in advertising.

    I really think your desire to have somebody do promotion for you is a futile wish? They don't need to waste their time with you. You have to post your own recordings on iTunes, Amazon, etc.. Otherwise you are not savvy enough on the Internet to be successful. And while you can waste your money and have somebody else do this for you, it's much more advantageous for you to do it yourself. Remember if you want something done right, you do it yourself and we all know that to be true. Sure you can pay anybody plenty of money to work for you. What's your budget? 20,000, $50,000? How much are you willing to spend to become successful? Do you have management? Every successful engineer has management. And managers cost money. Plenty of money. Take a cut? The only cut they want is of a cute little Barbie doll like performer. Because S-E-X, sells. And somehow, I just don't think you'll look right in a tight little miniskirt? Maybe? I used to wear a miniskirt to work at NBC-TV on occasion. One day one of my maintenance engineer colleagues looked at me and told me I looked great in pants. At which point, I rarely wore a skirt to work again. I really don't have the figure nor the legs for that. So I actually appreciated his blatant honesty. And it's tough to just be a blue jean and T-shirt broadcast broad. It frequently makes me feel so unkempt. But that's what I am, an engineer, first and foremost. I don't need to be making any kind of fashion statements, obviously. And that's fine because it saves me a lot of money in clothing LOL.

    You can save a lot of money also.
    Mx. Remy Ann David

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