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Old 30th July 2002
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Old 30th July 2002
  #32
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i agree that the producer/engineer/studio [whoever] should own the masters of the recording in a spec deal. straight up, not licensing... BUT the terms regarding the album being picked up by a label [or somehow otherwise used] SHOULD be negotiated within the deal... not when interest comes knocking, or the two sides heads might start knocking.

i bailed on the spec deal concept however. i'd just rather have the money from the bands and be on my merry way. i think too much conflict/dillusions arise out of spec deals. i find projects are so much more enjoyable to work on when its just straight up studio time paid. so maybe they go off and get signed.

i guess it all depends... i have a band coming in tomorrow to start an album. they are paying for the studio time [at a good rate for them, okay rate for me]... i have been thinking of approaching them with a spec deal of sorts. they seem to have a drive in them i havent seen in a band who has rolled through in a while.

i TRIED to do a label thing... but its just too much damn work. there was no way i could get it rolling like it should while doing a studio and running a multimedia design company. iow, i just cant fill my head with any more ****... and that includes spec deals at this point, but i would really like to do it again. i still might ask this band if they are interested.

so ol betsey... where is your labels website?
Old 2nd August 2002
  #33
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I have had 3 and a half managers as a producer, I don't dig em much at all..
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Yeah, and it's those half managers you gotta look out for right?!

It's the midgets tryin' all kinds a **** to get into your pockets. Little rascals... Jumping on your back. Running through your legs. I'll take one WHOLE manager over two half managers anyday. At least you can keep your eye on em'

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so ol betsey... where is your labels website?
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Funny you should ask! The day you posted I just received my first webspace. I've had the domain name for 3 years (for email) but never got around to building a website. It's in the process now though (Welcome to the REAL world Ol' Betsey!) and should be finished in about 2/3 weeks. I've just spent the last three nights trying to figure out how to post RealAudio files on my site, with no luck, only to be told that they had configured it wrong and that everything should be fine now

OT: My biggest problem right now is that I'm finding it hard to know when to stop with the band I'm currently working on. I feel so strongly about the project and I keep thinking of things that I hope will make the song THAT much better but in the end turn out to be,well, a deadend. The band likes the way it sounds. The mix engineer likes the way it sounds. But I'll still come up with a backing vocal idea (or guitar part etc.) that I think JUST HAS to be there, get the singer in, do the vocals, adjust the mix and then five hours later... realise that I liked the song better before!

You know how it is, letting your baby go and all that...

Onward and Upward.

Peace

R.
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