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Jonathan E. wrote: I am unconvinced that they've done much for more than a few, a very few, artists as regards those artists getting a US deal or selling substantial quantities of their own albums. Dan Storper is also an investor in Jacob Edgar's Cumbancha label, so the argument would be hard to make.
Charlie wrote:Several Putumayo albums have sold well in excess of 100,000 in the US, and they regularly sell 40,000. Their advances to record labels are often $5,000 which can be more than all the sales income for the applicable source album. (SNIP) what they do brilliantly, taking this music to non-standard outlets for music (about 60% of their sales in stores that are not conventional record stores).
Ian A. wrote:They .... correctly account for the mechanicals to publishers too.
Ian A. wrote:But they have perfected the knack of selling huge quantities to buyers who have less anorak tendencies (i.e. wouldn't normally require detailed sleeve notes
Charlie wrote:But that cover art! So cutesy, so naff. Oh how it hurts their UK reputation.
Charlie wrote:Ian A. wrote:But they have perfected the knack of selling huge quantities to buyers who have less anorak tendencies (i.e. wouldn't normally require detailed sleeve notes
just noticed this bit - actually Putumayo's sleeve notes are admirably detailed and informative, including their guide to punctuation and often indicating what the songs are about
Jonathan E. wrote:waaay, waaaaay too much white space!
Charlie wrote:In every country outside North America, the mechanical royalty is calculated as a percentage of the selling price of each record. It is paid to an organisation (MCPS in the UK) which divides the royalty income amongst all the publishers represented on the applicable album. If an album has 35 tracks, each publisher paid 1/35 of the royalty income.
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