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Old 2006-11-30, 04:17
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Originally Posted by CompelledToLacerate
And one question. Call me an idiot if it's needed, but last time I checked, if you buy an item, keep the receipt, and are unsatisfied, you could return it for either store credit or your own money. So the only thing you'd be wasting buying a cd you don't like is the time it took to get up off your ass (excuse the bluntness), go to the store, and get the cd.


Fucking right.

Tmfreak: Artists do make money from albums: the record deal advance they receive is basically cash for future sales of their albums. The record company claw some of it back by taking a larger cut of the ensuing royalties in the early stages of an album's release to guard against poor sales and not breaking even. Once the break even point is met, the royalties then begin to flow to the band (less the label's cut, of course).

But you are correct in saying that the money that generally sustains a band derives from merchandise bought at shows - although most bands struggle to break even from tours once sustenance and essentials are paid for.
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