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infinitenexus
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:35 pm 
 

I would like to have some physical copies of "Premeditated" to sell, but I'm not sure how or where I would sell them, or if that's even a good idea. Hey, if nothing else, with some physical copies I could finally get my music in the metal archives, hahaha.

For those of you that have released music on physical CDs, would you recommend it?
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CorpseFister
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Joined: Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:07 pm
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Location: Canada
PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:59 pm 
 

From my experience releasing CDs independently they sell best at shows. Might be harder to move them as a one man band unless you work with a label or distro. Then again, you can get 50-100 runs for a few hundred bucks depending on package format and booklet. Even if you don't sell tons it's pretty sweet to hold your own music in a nice looking, professionally pressed CD. Then again you don't want to be stuck with a couple hundred copies no one wants haha.

From the promotional side, anyone who is digging your music can get a copy for their library which is likely to leave more of an impression than a download. I'd say it's worth looking at a small run if you've got the money, can get it out there to sell some copies, and want to push the band/project further.

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infinitenexus
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:27 pm 
 

Yeah, I'm thinking I might have a run of 100 made. If nothing else, when I submit it to labels or for reviews or whatever, I'll be able to submit a nice, professional product. I'm getting ready to leave Korea (finally!), and then my wife and I are going to be in Maryland for 3 years. I'm hoping I can find a place there where I can play a concert or two, and I'll try to sell them there. Who knows. And like you said, it'll be nice just to have physical copies of my music in my hands.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:16 am 
 

I sell more physical cds than I do digital copies and I pretty much sell all my digital copies for .50. I'm not going on dollar amount on how much I make on either but the actual number of purchases of one over the other and it's pretty much 6times the amount of physical to digital. So it's a benefit for me at least. and I def only buy physical copies of anything. I don't bother with digital anything and never even consider paying for it. If you need some help or direction on where to go or what to do send me a PM I'll help ya out.
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infinitenexus
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:18 am 
 

Sweet, thanks. My only concern is where I'll sell physical CDs, since I don't play live.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:23 am 
 

All my sales on online cause I haven't played live since 2 years ago. So i'm virtually in the same boat as you.

I promote there here and on DDR boards and for 54R... the singer does facebook shit and he promote 54R only on there. The sales from what I can tell have come from those two boards, facebook, some reviews of my stuff that are out there and some people randomly searching for stuff on bandcamp.
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infinitenexus
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:29 pm 
 

Sweet, thanks. Once I get the physical copies I'll have to get a few tips from you. Maybe we can help each other or something.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:30 pm 
 

Works for me! I'll be more than happy to offer up what I do know and how I go about things.
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