Just got an email about a new Ishq release. Considering I just spent $20 on a new Ishq disc which came out last week (on his own label, Virtual), in addition to a boatload of other music, my wallet hasn't had time to recover. This release is called "Lyght" and is a 100-copies CDR, which does not get released until 12-21-2012.
I have two issues with this one: why only 100? you know it's gonna sell out in about 3 days...
Plus, why would I pay for something nearly 2 MONTHS in advance??
Verdict: I HATE 'em (limited edition pre-orders)
Sorry I know I don't post much on this forum but this argument that a label cannot press a limited edition is a lot of hot air.
Firstly the "scene" as it may is very small to say the least. There are a few who will always support you and others who talk the talk but don't walk the walk.
When artists notice that their physical cd/cdr sales have plummeted in the last ten years because of a: theft thru illegal downloads or b: people just dont have the money to spend reality dictates for them(artist) to hunker down and press less product based on demand. Its that simple not rocket science.
What is wrong with a piece of music becoming a collectors item anyway? Why all the fuss?
Does it really bother you that a cd sells for $100 on Ebay because you didnt purchase it when it was released because you waited months only to find out its been sold out?
Money and sales are marginal in today's economy(that's a given) and basically it comes down to the "artist" or "label" to make the choice of limited pressings. If you know it will become a collectors piece then buy it when its released and please stop the moaning its old, tired and pointless.