I need some more opinions on how to look at this record deal. Don't spam and troll if you don't have anything smart to say, or you don't have experience from record deals.
They want us to record under their studios, in other country than ours, and we have to cost the recording, as well as the plane tickets. 260e/day is their offer from day at studio. We could record it in here, our own town but they didn't like the idea so much.
Thank you for your time.
Our work consists in preparing the "field" with press releases / insert the band in our roster straight after signing of contract and continue keeping
the insiders/media informed all the time
-Print cds professionally and provide all the technical tools like barcode, catalogue number, isrc codes...
-Distribute them in the main European countries and USA with one of the best distribution networks (www.auralmusic.com
takes care of our marketing) ...
-Distribute them online on approx 247 digital stores with The Orchard www.theorchard.com
-Mailout out 400/500 copies to media for reviews/interviews/airplay (with partner promotion agency)
-Mailout around 400/500 copies for management purposes: Booking agents,
Festivals, Endorsements, Videogames, Publishers, cooperations (thet's my job but I also have a product manager)
-Distribute even more digital albums for further promotion and business opportunities (we have around 6000 targets as for management purposes)
-Try to sell licenses in countries not covered by distribution (Russia, Australia for instance)
-We release the album in Japan with our label manager Masahiko Kishimoto ... Disk Union is our partner.
-Register copyright of songs with Warner Music Group worldwide (publishing deal)
-Try to push the band to the next level proposing it to the bigger labels for further albums
-We attend all the music meetings like popkomm, Midem, Eurosonic and we present our bands/catalogue there to all the biggest companies
-We give the band 25% of net income, we keep 25%, 25% it's for Aural and 25% to partners cooperating (promotion agency, producer's share or japanese division for instance)...
-You will get as many cds as you need (for free) for your own promotion as long as you tell us where they have been sent , regarding sales in concerts we usually split 50-50 with the band (10 euros per copy...5 to you, 5 to us)
We will chose the best options for the band after having tested the album with a mailinglist where we propose the cd for review. Then when we get answers we ship the cds to make a sure shot and not waste copies and money. After that 2-3 weeks we recall for review. We collect all reviews and we read them. To all marks up to 6-7 we ask for interview. Our press dept will provide you monthly reports. Our media database is around 1500 targets, excluding the ones we do with Mp3s like web radios for insance.We also promote the band as being their mnagement to Clubs, Festivals,
Agents, Publishers, ADV, Sync deals, licensing deals, endorsements...
To ensure the best possible promotion we would love to supervise with you
- Lyrics (Themes and meaning)
- Music (target, influences)
- Study on your image
- Album title (meaning and concept)
- Idea of Cover art
- Idea of booklet
Prepare all social networks strategy
Then prepare the final tools:
Other stuff we'll work together on:
We will provide you with:
Credits e logos
Publishing deal with Warner / Chappell Music
The promo plan will be approx like this:
With 1500 targets via digital downlad & cd
(Clubs) via Digital Download
(Festivals) via Digital Download
(Booking agents) via Digital Download
We have our own partner agency for concerts.
SYNCHRONIZATIONS, MOTIONS & SOUNDTRACKS
(ADV companies / B to B)
Of course we are always open to work on the needs / ideas that the band may have. Btw with all these efforts and investments is not the very best to read " yeah but we can record for less " .... you can also record for nothing, if you do the album in your room but why a label should spend money on your music if you spend nothing, or less than what is Realsound offering? They found the band and they have such a massive studio and we will not be able to bypass them as honestly, without realsound I would never have the chance to get to know you so just talk to them if you are interested! Also we never cover recording costs as we issue licensing deals...the album is yours and we only license it for 5 years and also, again, why should we invest on someone that is investing nothing?? The thing has to be mutual, otherwise it will never work!