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Thread #9283 Message #60618
Posted By: j0_77
27-Feb-99 - 03:26 PM
Thread Name: Stingy CD Reissues - why so few cuts?
Subject: RE: Stingy CD Reissues - why so few cuts?
Hmmm - interesting - Helping a Gospel singer some years ago I found myself providing the technology to record and print a Tape. Oddly 'mastering' was not expensive but printing was. Anyone can now make a master with just a mixer/mics etc and a computer - including effects and sound on sound. Distibution of the recording used to require a shop and perhaps a radio show to popularise the product but now that MP3 is here neither are now required. I do agree with the point Dick made about backup of product but disagree about the need for it in MP3 media. It is really a question of 'popularity'. That may come from local lore etc., There is an ongoing trend on the net towards 'Net Radio' which does provide instant market access. However as I know how international listeners react I doubt the effectiveness of a lot of shows out here xcept PHC which is xcellent. There is one other show on RTE called Ceilidh House which is equally excellent. (-http://www.rte.ie/radio/ceilihouse.html- Real Audio you can D/L the show any time goes out every saturday GMT -1 10 PM) Probably the biggest hurdle for the international listener is the number and stupidity of the adverts on some netshows. Raises the very moot question- Why bother with a Radio station- be totally digital. Some are already trying but I've not found any folk stations yet. :)