[JPL] Distribution through Cdbaby
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:
>> You can sort by release date, genre, distributor, Label, Artist, etc.
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