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Old 7th September 2008 , 07:45 PM
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the title says it all but im very unsure of the procedure, i want to spend as little as possible to begin with just as an experimental trial so to speak. i want to initially use it to promote some of my cousins stuff but with my stuff in the future too, any one comment on this please?
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Old 7th September 2008 , 07:52 PM
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Would this kind of thing work for you?
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thanks for the quick reply trev, wanted to be able to release it to more niche digital retailers, more specifically House retailers. i think the stuff i have planned would get lost in a place like itunes etc without proper publicity
wanted to release to places like
beatport
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smaller specific retailers
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Hi Sureno
It may be best to initially set up a (record) 'label', firstly to identify an imprint that your output can be associated with, and secondly, to register your work with official collection societies (for performance related royalties).

'Label' owners should register the label and their ownership rights with the PPL (Phonographic Performance Ltd)
PPL : Joining PPL & VPL

Contact them and ask for a PPL Membership Pack to be mailed to you. This allows you to register the label and it's specific output (tracks) so that income from on air transmission (radio, TV, live, satellite, cable etc) can be gathered on your behalf. Once registered, and they received current data on recordings (which must be updated with every release), it will be a 'PPL Member' and receive the benefits of future income and security of rights ownership regarding performance.
You will apply for a 'first registrant' ISRC (International Standard Recording Code) for the labels output, with the last digits subsequently changing to illustrate each subsequent release (this code is digitally embedded in the labels music so when played on air (radio/tv) the collecting agency knows it's ownership details. I believe these codes are embedded in commercially pressed CD's but I'm not 100% sure if/how that translates to compressed audio

'Digital Distribution' (ie" iTunes etc).
As I'm sure you're aware, In the days of vinyl distribution, a 'distributor' would be a sort of middle man, taking vinyl from independant and major labels, and transporting them round all the record stores. Nowadays, digital distributors do pretty much the same (without the vans ). As there are quite a few legitimate download platforms (iTunes, TuneTribe, Woolworths, HMV.. and the specialist ones, DJ Download, BeatPort, Rough Trade etc), the distributors of today (referring to themselves as 'aggregators') act as your interface to these big names, so you only have to strike a deal with them, and they pass your product on accordingly. There will be a contract involved of course, to protect the interests of both parties. The contract outlines mainly your income percentage from gross, their percentages (commission), rights of ownership, upload and removal periods plus various other issues.(NB: Digital Distributors also deal with RingTone sales- quite a lucrative market I believe..)

I've had contact with 2 D/D's -One is
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Wow modz1 I can't begin to express my thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed reply. Its greatly helped and will be getting onto ppl in the morning
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Admin, fancy whacking this over to tutorial section?
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I have been planning to use Tunecore for months and will do once my material is ready. Looks top notch.

Thanks for those tips modz1. Excellent. Looking into a label possibly at some point as well.
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Yes it looks good. I'm hoping to get some stuff together soon.

I may share it with the world - they deserve to it
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Admin, fancy whacking this over to tutorial section?
No actual Tutorial section, so transferred into Music Industry - State of Play' .. Cool?
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