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points?

Discussion in 'Studio Lounge' started by citrusburst, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. citrusburst

    citrusburst Guest

    Hey There,

    When people talk about a producer getting "$50,000 plus 10 points", what does that mean? What are points, and how do they work?

    Thanks so much!

    Jed
     
  2. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    A point is a percentage point of the price of the album. Points are sort of an incentive for a producer to do good work. The better they do, the more the record will sell and the more the producer will make.

    I just got finished my first deal with a band and I'm getting 2 points! WooHoo.
     
  3. citrusburst

    citrusburst Guest

    Hi Program,

    Thanks very much for the reply. And, mazel tov on the band deal!

    Two more questions, if you don't mind:

    1) Is money from points generally awarded pre or post breakeven (for the album financiers)?

    2) Is the "price of the album" the actual retail sam-goody price, or the wholesale price from the distributor?

    Thanks again.

    Best,
    Jed
     

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