The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #148622 Message #3452333
Posted By: GUEST
15-Dec-12 - 12:23 PM
Thread Name: $ for a CD (How much should it cost?)
Subject: RE: $ for a CD (How much should it cost?)
Most local band CDs in my area are in the $10-$15 range. My band bases our CDprice on two things: number of tracks on the disc, and how much $$$ we sank into studio fees. We did two live studio shows (in-house audience with tickets pre-sold) that resulted in two one-hour live recordings of about 16 songs each. A friend chopped the loooong recording down into individual song tracks and equalized the volume as a favor. I design all our graphics and manufacture the finished CD at home, complete with printed disc so they look really good. Since we had next to no investment in these recordings, we charge $10 for them.
But we did a studio-recorded 20-song CD last year that we sank some bucks into, so it goes for $15 and is a really good deal. We've gotten great feedback from that disc. Nobody griped about the price. Other smaller projects from the band and solo projects of 10-12 tracks are moving nicely at $10.
These are all USD prices. We are an Ohio-based old-time bluegrass band.