« on: February 22, 2010, 08:09:36 AM »
I'd say that after being confident in the work and having spent a great deal of time and money to record and master, $1200 CDN to get 500 completed CDs, all in, is nothing
Yes, in the scheme of things, a pressed CD run is relatively inexpensive compared to a lot of things we procur/buy/own.
The point I was trying to make for an individual (or small label) its still a significant sum. When say, am artist releases 2 albums per year over a number of years. My point was more that I don't want to lose a lot of money along the way !
I should point out that it's not my primary goal in making money from my music. However, each release takes approximately 6-9 months of work, so I don't think its unreasonable to try to sell it.
Incidentally, My CD-Rs are made up by some fellers in Leeds who I know and trust. They use Tayoi Yuden/Sony blanks and Plextor drives. Since 2003, I've not heard about any failures.