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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:10 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

« Phrozenlight » wrote:
just start
make a name
make an album
make a good cover
make a broadcast
make a group of friends
make it long
make it cheap
make a live show
bash your fans
start over again
do not stop because you do not sell
at the end you will notice you really have sold something.


A poem, Bert...?! Wink


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« dronescape » wrote:
Stick "Klaus Schulze" on a huge pile of dung, and it will sell. To some, at least.


That's already been tried *

* Aphrica

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Strange - now that You mention, I suddenly realize that I actually own that one in the form of some mp3s only, which a good friend sent me a while ago...

Razz

Besides, even in this case a (sadly only hypothetical) karaoke version would be an at least "okayish" listening (even quite nice, in places - nicer than "Drive In" at least...).

Thinking of it, I wonder if Klaus hasn't kept the mastertapes and maybe one day, on some LVE, as a little bonus...it might sell. To some people...
(NOT to Stephen, of course... Razz )

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I could make a piece tonight that was 10 hours long - not a problem. But is it interesting to listen to? No, it wouldn't be. It would be horrible.


Hehe sounds very much like the composer Klaus Coldpoo in my latest novel.

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« Vaughan » wrote:

I could make a piece tonight that was 10 hours long - not a problem. But is it interesting to listen to? No, it wouldn't be. It would be horrible.


Hehe sounds very much like the composer Klaus Coldpoo in my latest novel.


For the sake of alliteration, make this "Claus".

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« softroom » wrote:
« Vaughan » wrote:

I could make a piece tonight that was 10 hours long - not a problem. But is it interesting to listen to? No, it wouldn't be. It would be horrible.


Hehe sounds very much like the composer Klaus Coldpoo in my latest novel.


For the sake of alliteration, make this "Claus".

Stephen


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(which so far has sold more than my latest album)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:26 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Well, I just bought three Bass Communion CD's. The decider was a trip to Youtube, where I found an entire CD. I played the first 15 minutes, loved it, and ordered a bunch of their stuff. I avoided the CD singles (20 minute pieces).
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« softroom » wrote:
(which so far has sold more than my latest album)
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Wow! Two copies?

From now on, I shall call thee "Lord Nagle"!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:20 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

In descending order - I buy an album if I
1. like the music (having heard it somewhere)
2. like the artist (from previous work or live performance)
3. like the cover/blurb/equipment list
4. think I might like it from a review

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« modulator_esp » wrote:
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3. like the cover/blurb/equipment list
[...]


In fact, equipment lists made me buy albums in the past.

Sometimes, they made me want to buy the instruments in question as well...

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