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I generally make CDs...people like to order direct with a autograph, and reviewers seem to take you seriously.
I've come across some reviewers who won't accept your music unless you send them a physical copy.
06-05-2013 09:58 AM
Made 3 CDs. Full pro-mastered shrink-wrapped efforts. Even professional photographs on the last one! I'm rather proud of them. Maybe a 4th down the line. I sell what I like to call a "roaring trickle" via my website, CD Baby and at gigs.
Is it worth it? Not commercially, no, but worth can be measured by other metrics.
I'm prejudiced, though, because I still listen to CDs through a good hi-fi at home. It'll be a strange old day when I stream Mahler's 9th symphony via Spotify.
06-24-2013 05:18 AM - edited 06-24-2013 05:23 AM
In countries with developed fiber optic network the digital sales reached 95% of the market share. In countries without dense fiber optic network people buy music also digitally, even in music sales shops in Africa people buy mp3 nowadays.
Compact Disc stores diappeared in whole Europe and Asia. Amazon.com and all the other about 1000 main outlets worldwide which still ship CD, the record companies have to pay storage fees for CD now. We press CD for artists which tour and who picked up the feeling in a territory so the compact disc are also available to the consumer.
Of course for the local band selling a CD is an additional income. For a record company however only the best selling artists generate a profit with CDs.
Yep. I sell them at shows mainly and there are people who still want them online. I try to sell my music everywhere and in any format that is feasible (no vinyl... yet) and offer links to as man of those places as I can on my site.
Some poeple are big on trying to funnel sales through 1 or 2 sites but I figure, why should I make someone interested in buying/consuming my music jump through hoops. I leave it up to them. If they are comfortable with iTunes, great. If they use Spotify or whereever else, thats cool too. I just want to lower the barriers to entry.