Tag: Compact Disc
Some time back we mentioned about an album of remixes that we had sitting on a shelf looking for us to possibly release, the 12 track album has never been something that we have overly rushed out and even now we have are doubts about releasing it.
Though we have talked about recently and have thought of uploading it to BandCamp for our fans that do appreciate our work (you know who you are).
So the dilemma is:
- Do we release The Remixes out to the world, even though it does seem a bit dated now with its track list.
- Do we keep it shelved and just continue slogging away on the new album
We’ve been knocking the idea around for a while and still haven’t come up with whether we should put it out there or not and then saying if we do, will anyone buy the release, as the majority of our fans already have a selection of the original tracks on our albums, some of the mixes are even on some of our EPs and single releases.
So the pondering continues, do we or don’t we, I’d personally love to throw the release up and BandCamp, but Karen isn’t to sure and says that it’s a little dated. It’ll all boils down to demand in the end, if we have enough fans asking for it, then it’ll probably get uploaded and sold for a stupid low price.
Oh well we shall see, but until then.
This is JJ signing off, keep it real folks
You know what! Time really does fly and it’s hard to believe that the last album “Lux Lucis Quod Vis Somnium” was released over two years ago!!!
We’ve been working hard on the new album and those of you that do read our blog will have seen posts coming up about tracks and the title of the forthcoming album, the reason it’s taking so long is we have come up with something slightly different even though it does have the sound and feel that Remergence fans have got used to over the years and we just want it right before it get released.
It’s been a long journey on the new album and two years is quite a while to go between major releases, even though we have released a B-Sides and a few remastered versions of our EPs, it still been a lot of hard work to get everything just right.
Over this time we’ve scrapped tracks that we didn’t think hit the spot and even put tracks to one side for other projects that just haven’t fitted in with the tone of the new album, but never fear we are working hard and as promised we will have a new album for you all shortly
Even if you’re not in the music business, then you will have heard the news that the Ex-Warner music head, Rob Dickins, believes that selling albums downloads for £1 would reduce piracy and give the music sales the much needed boost that they need.
But will it work and what does it mean to artists around the world, earning a living from their music.
Ok this isn’t for CDs they will keep their prices, this £1 price tag if for music downloads, giving people more of an opportunity to discover new artists and rather than paying £7.99 for a an album download, people will only have to pay £1.
Sounds a bargain to us and for artists that are not signed to the massive labels this will give them, like ourselves, more of a chance to get their music heard by more people, I personally would buy many more albums that I already do, if they were only a £1.
Imaging you could get 5 albums for £1, now that sounds a real bargain to me!
But this whole argument has a 50/50 spilt at the moment, yes it may be good to get an artist out to new listeners, but, it also has it’s downsides in that some people no matter if an album is available for £1 will still copy it or download it for free because they are just cheapskates!
So, as an experiment, we are biting the bullet and following the idea brought up by Rob Dickens and for a limited time we are setting the price of all our albums, that are available on BandCamp for the price of a £1. So lets see how it goes shall we
- Album price ‘should drop to £1′ (current.com)
- Former music label boss: beat piracy by selling albums for £1 (arstechnica.com)
- Album price ‘should drop to £1′ (bbc.co.uk)
- Former music industry boss argues case for £1 albums (guardian.co.uk)