At 9/18/08 08:32 PM, MaestroRage wrote:
At 9/18/08 08:31 PM, Mrmilkcarton wrote:
ah, quite right.
At 9/18/08 08:29 PM, MaestroRage wrote:
it sounds promising however one thing that strikes me as a problem is payment. What if that artist doesn't have paypal? Would you withdraw the money and send it to them via mail?He wrote:* - If you do not have Paypal, understand that when profit is made, I will have to personally mail you your earnings.
Even if I weren't to get payed I'd enjoy the exposure.
Another thing you could do Nal, is if you have paypal, and the person trusts you enough, ask them for a debit card number. Debit card numbers are pretty useless to you unless you have the actual card, and you can't do online transactions with them. Would be easier and much faster to all members involved.
I guess it all boils down to trust, i'd think that way would be fastest.
Right. That's essentially what would be happening (the direct paypal transfer.) There's always the option of direct mail via USPS, but that can take time, especially if you live far away from Norman, Oklahoma.
I guess the only thing to say about the honesty policy is that I am well aware of the legal consequences of foul play and whatnot, and my intentions in this situation are only good.
I just hope people won't be turned off to this because it involves getting more personal with one another. lol.
Also, we have about 5 people onboard (including myself) thus far. I'm thinking 10-15 would be a good limit number.
If you plan to submit a song, please also include your email address so I can keep everyone up to date on when the submittion deadlines will be etc.
It is the idea of a compilation album created to generate both revenue and exposure for the selected artists on said album. If you are at all familiar with the business industry, you'll know it's especially difficult to make a name for yourself when you work alone. This concept will hopefully provide a catalyst for many of the artists on Newgrounds.
The big picture is that by combining an assortment of tracks produced by the artists here on Newgrounds, you are actually increasing the likelihood of having your track(s) noticed, compared to going solo. In other words, the more the artists vary, the bigger the fanbase, which in turn provides more listeners for all of the tracks.
Each artist would submit one (1) selected track for the album, something that relates to electronic music, i.e. Techno, Trance, Dance, Ambient, Industrial, New wave, Drum 'n' Bass, Breakbeat, Miscellaneous etc. Once the tracks are compiled, you have no further obligations. Each artists' pay is discussed below.
Are you ready? YOU WILL PAY ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! That's right. All you will do is submit your track to the compilation and then earn your share profit (discussed below.)
A company I and several other artists are familiar with, Tunecore, will provide the means to distribute the album to digital retailers. From here, their official terms of service will come into play.
I have worked with them for over a year now, so you have my word that the business is honest and fair.
Because I am paying for all launching expenses, I will be signed to the account. When profit is made, the sum TRACKS profit is divided into its respected quantities depending on how many copies YOUR track sold. The remaining profit, the ALBUM profit, will be equally divided amongst each contributer to the album.
The integrity policy is the number one rule here. Everyone is entitled to their own earnings, I am simply the facilitator of said earnings.
You can submit anything you like as long as it does not violate copyright laws and is (let's be honest) enjoyable to listen to. For obvious reasons, you cannot submit tracks already existing in the Newgrounds Audio Portal.
First off, please describe your opinions of this idea in this thread. Then, if you'd like to signup, PM me (nal1200) via Newgrounds with the following information:
Your real name:
Your e-mail address:
The genre you plan to submit:
If you accept Paypal*:
Any other questions or concerns:
* - If you do not have Paypal, understand that when profit is made, I will have to personally mail you your earnings.
Again, if you have questions or concerns, feel free to ask.