Members Fourth Floor Posted April 28, 2006 Members Share Posted April 28, 2006 Originally posted by GuyaGuy just a thousand? hm...i expected a lower figure than the 500.000 mentioned above but didn't expect it that low. of course some labels are little more than one guy and his secretary so that keeps your overhead down. 500,000 is like the Albini figure. We get $1000 to make a video and that is tough, but it can be done.I've been told to make a living in Australia on an indie label the sales figure is 10-15,000 copies, which with the population isn't insignificant.But it feels, to everyone, we're on the verge of breaking a lot more. We have national airplay on high rotation at the moment, then the second single is a tad more commercial, so we'll see where it goes.I think the important thing is to keep an upward trend. Unless what you're aiming for is a one hit wonder....I don't have a problem with that either but it';s not where I want to be.Steve Vai has made more money off Flex-Able than any of his other releases. Difference say you get $12 a record and sell a quarter of the amount versus $1.50 a record and you sell 4 times your indie release....do the math.I kinda favour the mix of indie stuff or self-released stuff with a distro deal and then a major label deal to really make you big (even if it's just for a while it can cement your career).Keep in mind everyone, it only takes ONE SONG. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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