#1
So, I am in the studio currently and I found the perfect art to put on my CD. I want to get rights to a certain painting by a smaller artist. I know he won't just give permission (I asked).

So I was wondering what to offer him. A flat rate? A % of slaes?

How does this typically work?

Does anyone have any experience?

*I did search, i tried several different wordings, if it has already been disussed (And it would seem like it would have been) and you can find the thread point it out. Thanks.
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#6
so your lacking any creative sense? how about making your own?

you must be in a cover band

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#8
Personally I'd say a percentage of sales would make sense. That way you don't stand to lose anything if your album fails.
#9
What kind of cocknob artist wouldn't want his art to been spread around on album covers?
#10
A flat rate? If you know the album will or could make money
A % of slaes? If you know you aint gonna make a single penny from selling

Just do the cheapest one for you

In proper music business the first one is the norm i think.
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#11
If I was you I'd try and get away with offering him a fixed price, less hassel then with keeping his payments up to date if the album sells
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#12
get to him with an offer, but first set the maximum price you are going to give him because people are greedy and if they see you offering more, they'll always want more.
that's how i think i would do, but I've never done it
#14
If you're buying the rights, wouldn't it generally be a flat rate?

However, we're rather unqualified for this. Get a manager, or something.
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It's usually a flat rate.
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so your lacking any creative sense? how about making your own?

you must be in a cover band


Nope, just a solo artist who can't draw or paint. And i really like his stuff, plus im not spending 500+ in the sudio to put stick figures up.

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So you say you already talked to him?

Would he not negotiate anything with you?

I did talk to him, but i wanted to know what to say before i talk to him again.

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Personally I'd say a percentage of sales would make sense. That way you don't stand to lose anything if your album fails.

Good advice.

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What kind of cocknob artist wouldn't want his art to been spread around on album covers?

He does this for a living. we all gotta eat. As the joker says "If your good at something don't ever do it for free"

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If I was you I'd try and get away with offering him a fixed price, less hassel then with keeping his payments up to date if the album sells

Yeah i don't know what to offer.
and thanks for the bean sock ideas. I'm going to send him off an E-mail right now and see what he asks.
#18
if its possible see how much his art usually sells for and then set up a fixed rate around that.
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What kind of cocknob artist wouldn't want his art to been spread around on album covers?


Would you want your work plastered over the album cover of some shit band?

Edit: Not saying yours is OP, just might not be his kind of music.
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Would you want your work plastered over the album cover of some shit band?

Edit: Not saying yours is OP, just might not be his kind of music.

Ha ha ha. To each his own. But he hasn't heard me, so that isn't it. But you could be right
#23
In a way, I'm trading him money.

UPDATE
So, i e-mailed him and he looks forward to working with me. It was important to him to know who i worked with, the number of CDs in my run, where it would be distributed. I'm waiting on a reply. I figure I'l keep posting this so that those who need to know will be in the know.
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Would you want your work plastered over the album cover of some shit band?

Edit: Not saying yours is OP, just might not be his kind of music.

Made me think of the Maiden thing with To Tame A Land:

"No. Because Frank Herbert doesn't like rock bands, particularly heavy rock bands, and especially rock bands like Iron Maiden".
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#25
Ask how much he'll accept as a licence fee. You won't necessarily have the rights to the picture as owner but you'll be given permission to use the image, if he accepts.
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#26
Get someone to paint you a cover, im sure someone at deviantart would help.
#28
You could get a commission done for around £20 - £200 depending on who does it