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Re: New Bandcamp page / Upcoming Release

Thanks for checking out my page.

The 'vinyl' is a lathe cut record (lathe cuts are made in real time, as opposed to stamped/pressed), which has the advantage of doing very short runs. A lot of people say they don't sound 'as good' as regular vinyl, but I don't hear much of a difference; but I did choose the track in question with the notion of it becoming lo-fi-i-er in mind (and I have no way of making a 1:1 comparison with 'regular' vinyl). 

There are a few companies doing it -- most of them are one man operations - I went with Tangible Formats (http://www.tangibleformats.com/index.html), although they were a little pricier than others, they answered their email promptly, and had a much more reasonable turnaround time than most. The most famous lathe cutter is a guy in New Zealand (http://www.peterkinglathecutrecords.co.nz)-- he can do slightly larger runs, as he owns multiple machines, but by the time you get them back, you'll have paid international postage. From New Zealand. There's also lathecuts.com (http://justinlloydcreative.com/piaptk/lathecuts/); and polycuts (http://www.poly-cut.com). 

The disadvantage to the format is that it's expensive. I made a profit of zero dollars per record, and if a few kind souls hadn't kicked in a little extra for the EP itself, I would have lost money. But it was a very satisfying thing to do, artistically.


On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 6:21 AM, <openjam@aol.com> wrote:
Todd, how and where did you get the Is Born vinyl?


On Mar 26, 2013, at 6:05 PM, Todd Elliott <toddbert@gmail.com> wrote:

> No-- you get something like 200 free downloads; I'm not a 'pro' and I have download codes. You get more codes/free downloads by selling music.
> T
> On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 2:50 PM, Matt Davignon <mattdavignon@gmail.com> wrote:
> Do you have to be a "Pro" member to set up download codes?
> Matt
> Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> was like:
> Cool, Matt. Bandcamp is very useful... I have three or four accounts
> that I use under the same web site "umbrella", as they do not support
> "label accounts". The Bandcamp free download codes system is something
> I could benefit a lot too from when promoting a resent collaboration
> album release. In case someone you are writing to accepts a digital
> album promo package you simply send them a code that will allow for
> one direct download of a ZIP archive that includes both music files
> and PDF documents for text and images. Saves a lot of money and time
> compared to sending out several hundreds of CDs in envelopes.
> Greetings from Sweden
> Per Boysen
> www.perboysen.com
> http://www.youtube.com/perboysen
> On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 7:36 PM, Matt Davignon <mattdavignon@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > I finally took the plunge and signed up on Bandcamp. My new page is
> > http://mattdavignon.bandcamp.com/. Currently "Living Things" and
> > "SoftWetFish" are up there. I'll be uploading a few more records over the
> > next week or so.
> >
> > So far, the deal seems pretty good. You set your own prices. The site takes
> > 15% of digital sales and 10% of physical media sales. The rest goes to the
> > artist. (Compare this to iTunes, where the artist gets about $1 out of a $6
> > download.) The artist portions go directly to your paypal account. Rather
> > than take 10-15% of each sale, they set it up so that most sales go 100% to
> > the artist, but 1/10 of the sales will go 100% to bandcamp.
> >
> > I'm also putting finishing touches on a new release called "The 3am Music",
> > which will be available in a month or so.
> >
> > --
> > Matt Davignon
> > mattdavignon@gmail.com
> > http://mattdavignon.bandcamp.com
> > Podcast! http://ribosomematt.podomatic.com
> --
> Matt Davignon
> mattdavignon@gmail.com
> http://mattdavignon.bandcamp.com
> Podcast! http://ribosomematt.podomatic.com
> --
> http://toaster.bandcamp.com