Looking for a label

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Re: Looking for a label

Post by ¼ dead » Thu May 03, 2018 5:52 am

The remaining 90 will collect dust under your bed, just like the 10 you gave to your friends.

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Re: Looking for a label

Post by s.p.i.n. » Thu May 03, 2018 6:29 am

melkobukva wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 4:56 am
WhiteWarlock wrote:
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the answer is distro networks & promo skills for pushing "product"
you are relying on other more skilled people getting you exposure
That's more or less how I imagined it, thanks! Anyone can dub 100 tapes, but if you only have 10 friends, where do the remaining 90 go? :D
Are there noise shows where you live, or near?

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Re: Looking for a label

Post by xdugef » Thu May 03, 2018 6:45 am

Some other issues I'll mention in regards to the whole label and distro thing.. sadly in the past several years many of the reliable and noise friendly distros have gone under but even those pretty much only wanted to deal with CD's and vinyl and not CDr's and tapes.

If you are making copies for yourself making a 100 copies is not unreasonable especially if you do a lot of shows because as a performing artist that will be your best opportunity to sell your wares.

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Re: Looking for a label

Post by melkobukva » Thu May 03, 2018 8:44 am

s.p.i.n. wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 6:29 am
Are there noise shows where you live, or near?
My question was rhetorical :)

It has more to do with general differences between a label and a free dubbing service than with DIY distribution techniques.

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Re: Looking for a label

Post by s.p.i.n. » Thu May 03, 2018 9:02 am

melkobukva wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 8:44 am
s.p.i.n. wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 6:29 am
Are there noise shows where you live, or near?
My question was rhetorical :)

It has more to do with general differences between a label and a free dubbing service than with DIY distribution techniques.
There's no such thing as a free dubbing service

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Re: Looking for a label

Post by xdugef » Thu May 03, 2018 9:02 am

melkobukva wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 8:44 am
s.p.i.n. wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 6:29 am
Are there noise shows where you live, or near?
My question was rhetorical :)

It has more to do with general differences between a label and a free dubbing service than with DIY distribution techniques.
And my usage of the phrase "free dubbing service" was facetious since otherwise you usually have to pay for dubbing services ;-)

Besides absorbing the cost of materials it is often the case the the label will do the artwork and or layout of the packaging etc.

Personally I'm not in it for the money (obviously) and it's really not even about breaking even but there has to be something about it to make it worth my while..

Infamously RRRon was known for putting out releases that he called "baby's first noise" so there's always that aspect:?

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Re: Looking for a label

Post by xdugef » Thu May 03, 2018 9:06 am

I forget the name of it now but there was a service for CDr's that was made on demand so you basically didn't have to pay anything to get setup with them but the quality of the printers were not especially good and the inserts were frequently printed with really bad offsets.

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Re: Looking for a label

Post by s.p.i.n. » Thu May 03, 2018 9:14 am

I'm looking for a label too

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Re: Looking for a label

Post by WhiteWarlock » Thu May 03, 2018 11:32 am

reminds me need rebuilding cd duplicator machine...
fried the mainboard
during one extremely brutal august

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Re: Looking for a label

Post by amishrobots » Fri May 04, 2018 12:24 am

Grindingandrust wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 3:16 pm
Looking for a label that would be interested in releasing a physical copy of one of my albums from bandcamp
Hey there! I represent A Major Noise Recording Label! I've personally handled albums by Merzbow and Masonna. We're always on the lookout for new artists to add to our catalogue in the semi-popular "Noise" genre, and I think YOU could be our next Major artist! Our production abilities are unheard of in the music business, and our staff will give your artwork the attention it deserves! When you trust your album to us, it won't just sit in some dusty bin at the record shop; thanks to our promotion team, copies of your new album will literally FLY out of our production facility towards potential consumers on the street! Here at A Major Noise, we target the artist first; your input will determine what sort of strategy we pursue, through every step of the production process! Are you ready to make the next big step in your career? Just send your album, along with the $50.43 processing fee, and we'll get started!

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Re: Looking for a label

Post by WhiteWarlock » Fri May 04, 2018 12:34 am

Your noise release can get the needed investment money for vinyl pressing plant
from my Nigerian uncle because he personally needs your help with a favor fav
getting 100 million dollars transferred out of Africa through the Isle of Wight
just send $5K to his paypal account for getting his lawyers doing the paperwork
so that we can proceed making you a multimillionaire
and world famous WorldStarHipHop noise artiste
BTW he also runs a rap label and can help you with worldwide distro
this is not a scam
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Re: Looking for a label

Post by xdugef » Fri May 04, 2018 4:38 am

amishrobots wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 12:24 am
Hey there! I represent A Major Noise Recording Label! I've personally handled albums by Merzbow and Masonna.
Hope you like records that are pressed out of cedar chips :lol:

On a aside note I picked up some sound effects records recently that are on a label called Major Records. :wink:

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Re: Looking for a label

Post by Fletcher » Fri May 04, 2018 4:46 am

I have had a surprising time flogging my zines. The first issue I did 30 and I probably sold 15, traded 5 and gave away 9 (keeping 1).

Issue 2 and 3 were both 60 copies and I sold over half, then trading / giving the rest away for reviews / exposure.

With Issue 4, I have gone up to 100 copies (I know, I must be mad) but for a printing break point of view it didn't cost that much more money and if I manage to eventually sell about 40-50 I will break even again.

I am only ever looking to break even at best. I do not ever expect to run a profit. If i can keep my website online with it, cover all printing / envelopes / stationary costs then its all good.

I would imagine the same will happen when I start putting my own CDr's out - got 100 blank 3" CDr's and envelopes sat right in front of me ready for project 1.....
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Re: Looking for a label

Post by xdugef » Fri May 04, 2018 8:43 am

Fletcher wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 4:46 am

I would imagine the same will happen when I start putting my own CDr's out - got 100 blank 3" CDr's and envelopes sat right in front of me ready for project 1.....
I wish you luck but I dare say the zine market is not nearly as saturated as the Noise CDr market

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Re: Looking for a label

Post by WhiteWarlock » Fri May 04, 2018 9:35 am

zine market was somewhat easy when we had ins at record stores coast to coast
no fucking clue anymore
that was back when we used blue hex print sheets & paste up methods
don't think there was "photoshop" yet if so it was v1.0
even though we did use some type of ancient colour "performa"
for printing out text blocks
good learning experience

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