The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #172889   Message #4186923
Posted By: Daniel Kelly
18-Nov-23 - 02:47 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Do people still print or buy CDs?
Subject: Tech: Do people still print or buy CDs?
I had the honor of performing at a Filk (the folk of science fiction and fantasy fans) festival in Ohio last month.

As a folkie and singer/songwriter I have never felt comfortable investing the AUS $500+ required for a smallish run of CD albums. I did it once for my Cicely Fox Smith album and still have more than half of them in a box.

Someone put me on to Kunaki and I sold 35 hardcopy albums at the festival, for a reasonably smallish production and shipping cost.

Note that these are not 'fancy', just jewel case, black CD holder and printing for cover/back and tray liner.
However, compared to a AUS $8-9 production cost for local options, these are AUS $3 plus shipping.

So the question for this community is, who still makes hardcopy albums and who still sells/buys them?

The good thing about Kunaki is that it can also provide a public facing sales facility.

The albums I have used them for are available here.

The other thing that killed physical albums for me in 2021/2022 was a $25-30 shipping fee to the UK/AUS. Kunaki gets around this by shipping straight from their factory.