Re: [rumori] Seeland..

From: Every Man (
Date: Sun Dec 17 2000 - 12:51:56 PST

At 12:20 PM 12/17/2000 -0800, you wrote:
>>(just read an email from Steev where he clarified the above contentions
>>of going to a label. He meant, the good guy labels, Seeland, Illegal Art,
>>Seeland's distributor, however, will ask for more money, like at least
>>another thousand to pay for distribution costs. That means everyone
>>needs to donate more money, at least for them to sign it.
>Maybe I misunderstood what you're trying to say here, but when Seeland
>decides to release something, the distributor takes their CUT from the
>sales, which is about 21%, then Seeland takes an additional percentage
>(generally 7%), and we give the remainder to the artist. And "money" has
>exactly zero to do with how we approve or do not approve a project for
>release; the manufacturing costs are borne by the artists. We make
>suggestions but not a budget.

So they don't charge you ANYTHING? That amazes me. What's stopping an artist
from going directly to a distributor for a release then, and bypassing a
label? Do you
have to be a label for a distributor to put your stuff out?

I thought the last time I was talking to Don about it, you guys needed a
certain dollar
amount down, aside from the fact you needed to approve of the release. Though I
might be confusing that with production costs...which I believe he said
1,000 CD's was
the minimum. In this case, we've got that covered.

Though this was like three years ago. You guys still use the same
distributor, yes?

Every Man
Press The Button, Midnight - 3 am Sundays
WRUW, 91.1 FM, Cleveland, OH

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