[JPL] Distribution through Cdbaby

TomtheJazzman tomthejazzman at embarqmail.com
Fri Sep 19 13:21:44 EDT 2008

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Lloyd Townsend, Jr. wrote:
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> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Hey, gang:
> Just going through some older mail, and ran across this one about new 
> release listings -- so I thought I'd check to see what Imaginary 
> Records (my own little label) had released since Jan 2000.
> Nothing.  Nada.
> Even though I've actually released a grand total of four titles in 
> that time (I know, I'm flooding the market...).
> Of course, since we have no real distribution (except what North 
> Country offers), we're not likely to turn up in any release 
> databases.  And that's going to be a problem with LOTS of tiny, 
> independent releases.  Yes, I do send new release notices to a fairly 
> long list, and review copies to a much longer list.  I'm pretty sure 
> nearly all of you are on the list!
> Heck, it's hard enough to get a new title listed on Amazon, without 
> signing up as a "pro merchant" for $40/month.  I had to wait for some 
> larger retailer -- selling a promo copy -- to get my latest release 
> listed; Amazon somehow "deleted" the title from their database when I 
> sent them the release info, and wouldn't change it when I wrote to 
> inquire.  Yes, they actually told me the title had been DELETED!  If I 
> sold anything through Amazon, it might be worth signing up as a "pro" 
> -- but in three or four years as an Amazon (amateur) merchant, I've 
> sold a grand total of ONE copy of ONE title in my catalog.
> That title -- and most of the rest in my catalog -- ARE on CDbaby, by 
> the way; listed by the artists themselves.
> At least Muze (usually) gets my releases in their database.
> Off the rantbox and back to going through the inbox...
> Lloyd Townsend
> Prop., Imaginary Records
> jazz at imaginaryrecords.com
> On Mar 22, 2008, at 7:02 AM, Jazz Promo Services wrote:
>> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>> BTW...If you want to get a good idea just what's being released here's a
>> good resource:
>> http://www.narm.com/releases/
>> You can sort by release date, genre, distributor, Label, Artist, etc.
>> -- 
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