"I watched approximately 45 seconds of 'Rock Of Ages'. It was like getting punched in the soul." - Abby Krizner
www.weprintdiscs.com). I ordered 100 full color CD's in printed sleeve and it costs $55 only. Well pricing will vary when it comes to packaging and additional small time fee for shipping.
CDbaby is a great way to go for any independent artist that wants CDs available to sell at shows and they also distribute all their music via iTunes so you have the digital base covered as well. The physical product quality is very high and not terribly expensive. Sell them at $5 a pop and you can recoup your money relatively quickly.
It's been awhile since I was last in a productive (playing out) band - too many false starts past few years. My approach last time it mattered was to offer a CD for $5, but include it free if they bought a T-shirt for a $18 or so. Most chose the shirt and felt like they were getting a "deal".
We did an illustrated anthology book by several authors, telling a conceptual story and some of them (poems) were used as lyrics on enclosed CD. I did the book design, the illustrations and half of the song arrangements (and I wrote a short piece of the story). It was really fun and it looks fine, but it doesn't sell much
I love the idea though...
Love for all human beings is like listening to any kind of music. You just don't care.
The 3-Mike-7 devotee.
We saw Muse on Saturday night. They were great! They're one of the only bands I'll go to a big stadium to see. They had shirts priced at $35 each! HOLY S***! And, there were four people at the merch stand selling the shirts, and the lines were long! People waiting 15 or 20 minutes to spend $35 on a T shirt! After spending $40 or $50 on a ticket to get in! And a 22 oz Sierra Nevada costs $12!
It seems so lopsided. I can get on stage at a club and rock the place and get two dozen compliments afterward but still feel like I would have to beg to get people to buy anything.
The Bovine Fury <-- stream and download our album "Eleven by Twelve" for free.
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