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rezzeJ  ·  50 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 29, 2020

Thank you!

We haven't done any contract talks yet. We're currently each choosing a list of 10 tracks to make up the LP then comparing.

Most contracts I've signed before have been pretty standard. The label takes 100% until they recuperate their costs, then a 50/50 split. Though this is a bit more of a serious thing, so maybe they'll be some differences. Once we get there, I will let you know if there's anything interesting.

goobster  ·  50 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Just make sure you retain ownership of the music itself, as well as your 50/50 split.

Also, define ahead of time what you are getting 50% of... net? profit?

It's easy for the label to pay their own staff to do a bunch of marketing for you, and claim they have spent all the profits, so your 50% of profits is $0.00.

rezzeJ  ·  50 days ago  ·  link  ·  

For sure, I always made sure of the ownership thing in previous contracts.

It's only a small label curated by an artist who's been in the scene since its inception. So there's not like there's a load of staff or anything. It's more that they just that they are well respected and know everybody! I believe that they do A+R for a bigger label too.

Most of the cost I think will go into the physical releases as they produce vinyls and CDs for the LP projects they release. It's not a label that churns out loads of releases. Instead, they tend to focus on fostering emerging talent with original takes on the genre. So whilst I always be on the look, I don't expect them to do anything to screw me over.