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Peter Wells, SVP Operations, Customer Advocate - Tunecore http://www.tunecore.com Peter Wells left a teaching career at...

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Jules 14th November 2007
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so the RIAA blames file sharing for low revenues... a lot of folks blame the record labels for lack of good artists.. as well...

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Derek Sivers 1st December 2007
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Do have to have special rights to make a music video of a cover song, or can you simply pay the same mechanical royalty rate you...

bionic brown
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Jules 1st December 2007
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I'm an independent producer and I've been working with an artist that I'm trying to get airplay for. A couple of people referred...

blaqsun
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Cellotron 1st December 2007
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We are just about to send out our product to you guys, we are ordering about 2000 cd's, they'll be sold in a few months. We'll...

illynoise
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Derek Sivers 30th November 2007
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I thought of a perfect example of why the labels DON'T need iTunes, and could be far better off if they followed the following...

VegasMusicMan
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Gregg Sartiano 30th November 2007
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For years you're like so many other musicians. Chasing "THE DEAL". Boring. Musicians should chase ideas, not contracts,...

juicylime
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Enzo 30th November 2007
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Hi all, I'm writing to tell all budding digital music entrepreneurs AND existing companies with new ideas to submit to the...

Enzo
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Enzo 30th November 2007
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Hey Gents, Yes, it's the internet, and anyone with access can most likely download music from your sites, but do any of you...

Empty Planet
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recky 30th November 2007
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Hi all. So first of all, now that this forum is wrapping up I wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU for your time. This was a great...

not_so_new
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Derek Sivers 30th November 2007
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Derek, Patrick, and Peter, Thanks for participating in the forum! If a musician must choose between making great music on...

astorian
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Derek Sivers 30th November 2007
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Hi guys... thanks for being here. I've been using Tunecore (which is great!). I'm curious if there's hope for a shorter delay...

Stick
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Derek Sivers 30th November 2007
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BBC NEWS | Technology | France unveils anti-piracy plan It looks like France is taking action against illegal...

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mac black 30th November 2007
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I'm in europe and most of my friends and family don't have a creditcard to buy the music I put online. This for me is a big...

Koed
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Koed 29th November 2007
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An apology ahead of time I am going to be gone from Thursday, November 29th - Thursday, December 6th. I am getting married! ...

Jeff Price
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Jules 29th November 2007
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Why wouldn't allowing the market to set prices for music make for a much more robust and profitable music industry and much more...

ALL*MYTEE
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PDC 28th November 2007
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Universal's CEO Once Called iPod Users Thieves. Now He's Giving Songs Away. Some quotes: " wants to wring every dollar...

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BevvyB 28th November 2007
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I cant help thinking the internet slaps a big wet ironic paintbrush across the face of some musicians.. With the traditional...

Jules
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BevvyB 28th November 2007
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Is there a new breed of manager? The download act manager? What new skills (if any) have you seen them bring to the table?

Jules
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freestyle tromb 28th November 2007
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In your experience, how much do the downloaders/buyers care about audio quality? When given a choice, what is their favorite...

andychamp
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Larrysings 28th November 2007
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Hey gang First, thanks for hanging out with us, there is a whole lot of very interesting info here. kfhkh So I wanted to...

not_so_new
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not_so_new 28th November 2007
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its horrible... basically all techno, club or most electronica music just has a kick and snare preview. then for more commercial...

gsilbers
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musikwerks 28th November 2007
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Maybe a way that the industry could upgrade the digital phase that we are going through is to allow labels and independent...

VegasMusicMan
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WindowSills 27th November 2007
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We have to deal with two kinds of people - the ones who don't care (A) and those with a deep love for music who will seek and pay...

frans
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Soulbrother 27th November 2007
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RULES FOR THIS FORUM Unlike the regular 'open' forums this forum will be a 'moderated forum' that is run in a mostly Q & A...

Jules
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Jules 27th November 2007
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1. How possible/soon is it that recorded music can only be monetized through either advertising/co-branding or a...

Saudade
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soulstudios 27th November 2007
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One of the things the digital age has done is unleashed pandora's box of content...It used to be that the only music the public...

peeder
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wallace 27th November 2007
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Can anyone shed some light on how I can be a featured artist on the iTunes home page..or any other page for that matter??? I have...

RMJAZZ
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Jeff Price 27th November 2007
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My artist Black Pegasus that I work with does shows around the country, it would be nice to offer prepaid cards like iTunes does,...

illynoise
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illynoise 27th November 2007
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Hi Derek. I just signed up with CDBaby for a project and was about to send off that creepy form and a copy of the disc to the...

Empty Planet
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PeterTuneCore 26th November 2007
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I'm a big fan of the EP, especially when checking out new artists. It gives more of a flavor for the artist than a single, but...

n8tron
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n8tron 26th November 2007
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What is an ISDN# and how does one obtain one.....Thanksthumbsup

Syki
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PeterTuneCore 26th November 2007
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Do any of you guys have artists selling surround MP3s? Do you guys think that this would help artists at all? See...

PDC
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paterno 26th November 2007
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I like the idea of using CD Baby for selling CD's and then Tunecore for selling on iTunes because of the 100% cut that Tunecore...

bcgood
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Derek Sivers 26th November 2007
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1st off, thanks for taking time to do this guys! I am an independent artist who does electronic music (Ambient, world-beat,...

Paul Vnuk Jr.
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PeterTuneCore 26th November 2007
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Back in the early days of mp3.com, there was a service they offered called D.A.M. (CDs on demand) where the disc wasn't...

gotpop
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Saudade 26th November 2007
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Do subscription services such as Rhapsody pay the artist when the tracks are streamed? I'm a basic member on rhapsody and I have...

ericzang
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PeterTuneCore 26th November 2007
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Hey guys, Don't be discouraged by the lack of traffic, at least so far. This site is called Gearslutz, but could just as...

BrianT
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Jeff Price 26th November 2007
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There are a bunch of different models, but I'm wondering as an independent artist who just self released an EP, how to get people...

n8tron
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it's a Pleasure 26th November 2007
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Special guests, I was wondering if you have read the NY TIMES article on Rick Rubin. He has a lot to say about this subject. ...

skipperkins
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Derek Sivers 25th November 2007
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Hi there, I'd like to get your opinion about the following. Most of the indie artists I know will make an album and will...

vinco
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shaddai 25th November 2007
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I realize this might be a bit off topic. Moderators feel free to delete.. Question is: How inter-related are the hostbaby and...

TREMORS
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Derek Sivers 25th November 2007
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Hello Derek i have produced, and own rights to a number of albums by (ethnic?) indian musicians... never published / made...

audiothings
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Derek Sivers 24th November 2007
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Hi again! I know you already talked about promotion tips but I'm wondering if you could tell us more about web...

vinco
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Jeff Price 23rd November 2007
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We work with CD Baby mainly, I have sent about 5-10 clients there, so first off I love you guys! Tunecore has been experimented...

illynoise
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illynoise 22nd November 2007
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The question on everyone's lips: In your experience: Does giving away our music ala Radiohead et all with the option to pay,...

soulstudios
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it's a Pleasure 22nd November 2007
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hi, first off thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and wisdom in this forum. this is incredible! thank you!! not sure...

electric
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Derek Sivers 21st November 2007
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The licence cost to publish a cover song on cd is as cheap as chips at about 5c per cd (in the UK anyway). I noticed recently...

Trev@Circle
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tuckpunk 21st November 2007
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Hello Derek, Patrick and Peter, First off, thank you for donating your time here on Gearslutz.com Your insight into the current...

Scriabin
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Derek Sivers 21st November 2007
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I wanted to ask your opinions on why Limewire and Kaza are sill legal, when Napster was ruled illegal (aside from the...

juniorhifikit
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juniorhifikit 19th November 2007
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A lot of people are saying traditional "mass media" channels are dying or evolving desperately to keep up. But the...

Saudade
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PeterTuneCore 19th November 2007
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