The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #40281   Message #1024383
Posted By: Leo Condie
24-Sep-03 - 01:16 PM
Thread Name: Nic Jones Unearthed
Subject: RE: Nic Jones Unearthed
Distributor deals are 99% totally terrible, my dad has had first-hand experience trying to get a distribution deal. basically, if Nic got a distribution deal for Unearthed it would mean he'd get about £5 for every £20 CD, rather than £20 for every £20 CD. The distributor and the record company both take the major cuts. Also, there is usually a non-refundable up-front payment, in my dads case it was going to be £250 i think, or maybe £500 - also, they charge you to store them in their warehouses and they also charge you if they decide to destroy them. Distribution deals are only really worthwhile if you have the backing of a PR firm. maybe some people don't mind most of the money not going to nic but personally i'd much rather he got £20 than £5. which reminds me, i ought to order it sometime soon...