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Crowd Funding // Your Thoughts???

Postby Off Cloud Nine Label » Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:33 am

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/893 ... yl-reissue

I've never been a fan of crowd funding. I always thought it was for lazy people. Seeing a band that prided themselves in DIY at one point do it is really weird to me. In other words, I have mixed feelings about this situation. It's cool that FD and this label want to reissue the underdark, but crowd funding to do so is sketchy to me. I mean FD and alone records released The Underdark once before not even 10 years ago by themselves...why can't this other label and FD do it again WITHOUT kickstarter?

How do you ladies and gentlemen feel about all this?
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Re: Crowd Funding // Your Thoughts???

Postby pygmyprieta » Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:27 pm

"The only risk is people don't actually want this record repressed"

I'm not a pressing expert, but arn't you supposed to make your money back when the record sells? Did they attempt to poll interest? Or did they just go to kickstarter right away?
"Reducing loss/increasing profits", how is that a project?

If they were doing something new/innovative, rather than just repressing something, I could have seen the reason for crowd funding. Putting in money to something that's not even tangible yet is not something I want to be a part of in the first place.

I hate to hate on fd/repeater, but this is just dumb
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Re: Crowd Funding // Your Thoughts???

Postby Phil » Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:29 pm

I'm not sure what it costs to press an LP exactly, but I'd guess at $2000 for a total they are planning about 300 copies? That's assuming they don't pay for a portion of it themselves. Honestly, in 2013 I can't see them moving 300 copies of this record quickly. It seems like a more realistic project if they pressed somewhere between 100-200 on high quality, 180+ gram vinyl. I could see people being interested in having a nicer piece of wax than the original, and that way they'd be releasing something different than is already out there. My copy of the Alone Records one is pretty flimsy vinyl and it hasn't held up well, the CD I have sounds a lot better at this point to say the least.

Honestly though, this is one of my favorite screamo LPs and I would love if it remained in print as long people are interested, but I'm not sure they are.

pygmyprieta wrote:
"The only risk is people don't actually want this record repressed"

I'm not a pressing expert, but arn't you supposed to make your money back when the record sells? Did they attempt to poll interest? Or did they just go to kickstarter right away?
"Reducing loss/increasing profits", how is that a project?


And basically this. If it's worth doing, isn't it worth "doing it yourself"?
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Re: Crowd Funding // Your Thoughts???

Postby Off Cloud Nine Label » Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:17 am

I'm glad you guys responded! It's cool to know that I'm not the only one thinking this is odd.
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