Post by LightsOffInside on May 2, 2018 4:56:20 GMT -5
Someone much cleverer than me will be able to explain why this is not so, however I am interested.
A lot of musicians/artists seem to complain about pirating music (rightly so) and streaming services (where royalties seem to be very low), compared to CD/Vinyl sales years ago.
My question is - why don't artists stagger releases to increase physical sales? For example imagine someone had a new album coming out, wouldn't something like the following make sense in terms of a release pattern?
1st Single Release Date: 1st June (on this date album preorders also go live)
12" Vinyl Early Adopters Album Release Date: 29th June (to maximize Vinyl sales which must be profitable)
CD/iTunes Store General Album Release Date: 6th July
Streaming Websites Album Release Date: 13th July (to allow a couple weeks of purchase time for physical copies before releasing to streaming)
The vinyl thing may be a silly quirky idea, but even forget that and just release to streaming later on. Wouldn't this enhance physical albums sales?
Maybe its my sheer naivety, but I just don't understand why bands/artists don't manage the releases like this.
Take me for example. I won't buy cd or vinyl anyway, I can stream someones new album or just go to pirate bay. When there is stream available, maybe I will stream it, maybe I wont, but if there is no stream that wont make buy that album, that would just make to go to pirate bay and download it for free.
Yeah, but average wage in your country is more than 2000 euros and in mine is 400. And price of cd is the same, even sometimes higher here. On the day of album release, you go to cd shop, I go to Spotify and everyone is happy.