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Topic: Album budget

  1. Jan 16, 2006 08:39pm by Dropjaw - Dropjaw http://www.hiphophobo.com http://www.myspace.com/Dropjaw http://www.myspace.com/deadrepublic I'm on facebook as well, and my name is Kory Andrew Pedersen if you wanna be web homies. Location: Manhattan, KS
    What do you guys think is a pretty fair album budget that is fairly quick to make back? How much did any of you guys invest in your albums, and have you guys been coming up on top?
  2. Jan 16, 2006 09:46pm by Reach. - Peace and oneness, www.emceereach.com www.myspace.com/reach www.twitter.com/emceereach www.youtube.com/reachtv www.cdbaby.com/cd/reachmusic2 www.cdbaby.com/cd/reachmusic Location: Kansas City
    Depends... On where you record (project studio, stand alone, corporate)... On how you want your cd pressed (replication or duplication)... On how many copies you want pressed... On the producers you're courting for the project... On the kind of project you're taking on (EP or LP)
  3. Jan 17, 2006 04:28am by Dropjaw - Dropjaw http://www.hiphophobo.com http://www.myspace.com/Dropjaw http://www.myspace.com/deadrepublic I'm on facebook as well, and my name is Kory Andrew Pedersen if you wanna be web homies. Location: Manhattan, KS
    I wanna go professional with a budget.
  4. Jan 18, 2006 04:40pm by sikestyle - -Stuff and Things...Things and Stuff... www.sikestyle.com Location: Kansas City
    I would say that it all depends on who you know. You can get a away with some really great work if you have a lot of talented friends to hook you up.... The problem is who is going to for free. Not many people will. But there are always ways to cut costs on promotions but sometimes you don't wanna cut costs on production....that might not be wise... but for a promotions budget i think you could spend $500-$1000 dollars and get -stickers -t-shirts -postcards -cd inserts and maybe even a banner.
  5. Jan 18, 2006 05:11pm by MILES - [url]http://www.MilesBonny.com/[/url] Location: KCK
    I'd say get what you want. Take your time, make sure its something you are willing to work for at least a 1 year after its out. Make sure its music you wont get sick of, and artwork that feels like you. The meony you spend will have to shift around as things happen. Lets say you start making a classic and decide you cant sopend any more money, you can always decide to put it out as a strong ep. focus on the music first. then packaging/pressing, then promotion.
  6. Jan 18, 2006 09:06pm by Reach. - Peace and oneness, www.emceereach.com www.myspace.com/reach www.twitter.com/emceereach www.youtube.com/reachtv www.cdbaby.com/cd/reachmusic2 www.cdbaby.com/cd/reachmusic Location: Kansas City
    Do you have friends who produce? That can help with cutting album costs. CD Man is a good company to use for replication. They're super affordable.
  7. Jan 23, 2006 02:06am by Dropjaw - Dropjaw http://www.hiphophobo.com http://www.myspace.com/Dropjaw http://www.myspace.com/deadrepublic I'm on facebook as well, and my name is Kory Andrew Pedersen if you wanna be web homies. Location: Manhattan, KS
    Yeah I have some friends that produce, and i've talked to some guys on here about doing some production. I've had shirts, and buttons for a while now and I just put out hoodies. The biggest thing I'm working on now is pushing some new music. Doing another EP sounds like a good idea.
  8. Jan 23, 2006 04:33am by NRG - livin the art that is life ! www.64111clinic.com fam www.nrginmotion.com massage www.myspace.com/nrginmotion world community Location: havenhouse KCK/ 64111 Clinic 4 Life
    when ppl are feelin your sound its a sure bet to have your music available in a form they can take home with them. eps are a good way to retain ppl's connection and continue to build a following good luck dropjaw
  9. Jan 23, 2006 02:06pm by Reach. - Peace and oneness, www.emceereach.com www.myspace.com/reach www.twitter.com/emceereach www.youtube.com/reachtv www.cdbaby.com/cd/reachmusic2 www.cdbaby.com/cd/reachmusic Location: Kansas City
    Are you doing a long or a short run of discs?
  10. Jan 24, 2006 01:14pm by Dropjaw - Dropjaw http://www.hiphophobo.com http://www.myspace.com/Dropjaw http://www.myspace.com/deadrepublic I'm on facebook as well, and my name is Kory Andrew Pedersen if you wanna be web homies. Location: Manhattan, KS
    not sure what that means
  11. Jan 24, 2006 04:00pm by MILES - [url]http://www.MilesBonny.com/[/url] Location: KCK
    as in about 100 - 300 CDs or 500-1000?
  12. Jan 24, 2006 07:42pm by Reach. - Peace and oneness, www.emceereach.com www.myspace.com/reach www.twitter.com/emceereach www.youtube.com/reachtv www.cdbaby.com/cd/reachmusic2 www.cdbaby.com/cd/reachmusic Location: Kansas City
    Sorry DJ. There's a company called Affordable Sound (www.affordablesound.com) that charges like $999 for 1000 discs. Check them out. They are CD-R's though (if that matters to you).
  13. Jan 24, 2006 11:37pm by DJ_Skools
    I would invest a million dollars then sell your cd for a dollar
  14. Jan 24, 2006 11:55pm by NRG - livin the art that is life ! www.64111clinic.com fam www.nrginmotion.com massage www.myspace.com/nrginmotion world community Location: havenhouse KCK/ 64111 Clinic 4 Life
    for short runs locally 100 - 300 cd-r's check out 64111 studios. ask for Jaz "the engineer" [email protected] or 816-721-3762
  15. Jan 25, 2006 02:03am by Dropjaw - Dropjaw http://www.hiphophobo.com http://www.myspace.com/Dropjaw http://www.myspace.com/deadrepublic I'm on facebook as well, and my name is Kory Andrew Pedersen if you wanna be web homies. Location: Manhattan, KS
    I want to do the full packaging or I would just do em myself. What is the difference between CD-R's and other ways of gtting them printed?
  16. Jan 25, 2006 07:29pm by Reach. - Peace and oneness, www.emceereach.com www.myspace.com/reach www.twitter.com/emceereach www.youtube.com/reachtv www.cdbaby.com/cd/reachmusic2 www.cdbaby.com/cd/reachmusic Location: Kansas City
    The difference between compact disk (CD) replication and CD duplication is that replication is a professional process that creates a CD by molding the disk to be an exact copy of the original master. Data cannot be added or changed in this case. Duplication, on the other hand, refers to burning data to a disk, as is done in home computing. Duplicating CDs for personal use is inexpensive and convenient, making it the better choice for low-run needs. CD burners and popular software both do an admirable job of duplicating audio tracks or data files to CD-R (recordable) or CD-RW (read/write) disks. However, there are instances when replication is a better choice. For example, if you have mastered a CD of original music and would like to make 500 copies or more to send out as promotional material to national radio stations, music labels, and talent scouts -- or to sell at gigs -- replication will be cheaper and will ensure a durable, reliable copies of the highest standard. Replication will also include label art and packaging, giving your CDs a professional look. In CD replication your original master is used to make a glass master which in turn allows a set of stampers to be made. High-tech injection-molding makes exact clones of the master, using the stampers. A coat of reflective aluminum follows, sealed with a protective coat of lacquer hardened by ultraviolet light. Every CD is made in this fashion, essentially a first generation replica. From here the disks pass through a printing device for label artwork. Replication has many benefits, including accuracy, quality, quantity, and packaging. The clear choice for a professional finished product in significant to large numbers. The larger the order the better the price break, and prices will vary. As a general idea for small runs of just 300 or so, you might expect to pay close to $2.00 (US dollars) per CD. For runs of 1000 the price usually drops well below $1.00 each, and for larger runs it should drop even further. The main expense of replication is in setup fees, leading to the common practice of requiring a minimum run of at least a few hundred copies, though some companies will fill smaller runs for a premium. Artwork and other considerations will also affect price. In personal duplication there are no costs aside from the raw materials of a computer system, CD burner, duplication software, and blank media. ------------------------------ Courtesy of WiseGeek.com
  17. Mar 11, 2006 07:13pm by Dropjaw - Dropjaw http://www.hiphophobo.com http://www.myspace.com/Dropjaw http://www.myspace.com/deadrepublic I'm on facebook as well, and my name is Kory Andrew Pedersen if you wanna be web homies. Location: Manhattan, KS
    Good info man.
  18. Mar 11, 2006 08:30pm by Atilla_Beatsmith - [email protected] www.myspace.com/manwithahammer Location: the Beatcave, U.S.A.
    he got real in-depth with that...hmmm...I didn't even know the process.
  19. Mar 12, 2006 06:21am by RIP - www.SoultakerRecords.com www.soundclick.com/soultakerrecords www.myspace.com/soultakerrecords [img:c9af69df35]http://www.soultakerrecords.com/images/STBannerAtRikksReviews.jpg[/img:c9af69df35] [img:c9af69df35]http://www.soultakerrecords.com/images/anilogo.gif[/img:c9af69df35] Location: topeka, ks by way of Benton Harbor, Michigan
    Check out http://www.soultakerrecords.com/chamber_entertainment.htm Check the Pricing matrix and the Specials