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#1
Would you pay for a local band cd/album/demo? Have you previous? If so how much would you pay?
#2
If I really liked them. I mean really really liked their music.
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#3
probably not unless they were actually good, which is relatively unlikely, and 5$
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#6
If they're very good, and if the CD is at a reasonable price.

Or you could just befriend the band to get free copies?
#7
Well yeah, duh. I mean I wouldn't if I didn't like them, but if I was a fan I would. In fact I have a few times before.

I wouldn't expect to pay too much though. No more than $8-10 for a full length and no more than $5 for an EP.
#8
It wouldn't make a difference if they local, wouldn't matter if they're huge or local, if I like the band enough I'll but the CD.
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#9
I've paid £10 for the album of a local band before. Even if they're not successful outside the local area I don't see why that should restrict them from making an income making music. If I like the band I'll pay for their music just like I would any other band...

Why should fame be the thing that increases the price?
#10
If they were good.
Or if the CD was really really cheap.

I bought an EP off some dude at warped tour for a buck.

It's pretty good.
#11
Yes, but most of them are my friends so I get a few quid off


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#12
Hmmm. Well I guess it depends on if I liked them enough to discover whether or not their stuff is available for pirating...
#14
if i liked them and it were reasonably priced
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#15
no. my bands eps are free. we wont charge until the full length is done. and then itll probably be $1 for the whole 18 song album. its not about the money. its about spreading the music.
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#18
If I like 'em then yeh of course, but I'd only pay $5 or $7
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#19
I'd treat it like any other band's CD. If they're a good band making good music that i like then I'd buy it. For the price, probably around £5.
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#20
I have, and I do. Only for bands I love though, a lot of our local bands tend to either be crap or really really good, so it's not a hard decision. They usually charge 5 bucks for a 5 song EP, some more, some less. I once paid five bucks for a 2 song, but they were broke and I really really really liked those two songs My friends' bands tend to give me their music for free, because they know I'll tell other people about them and get them more support/fans/shows/ect.
The most I've paid is ten, but it was a full album and they're my favorite local band, I swear they're a hundred times better than 90% of the mainstream metal, but they've refused to sign to a label and prefer to produce it themselves to stay local.
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#21
I'd rather pay for a local band's music than for a massive act. The local guys need the boost. U2... not so much.
That said, if you go to the right shows, people hand out demo cds cheap or free pretty frequently in my experience
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I'd rather pay for a local band's music than for a massive act. The local guys need the boost. U2... not so much.
That said, if you go to the right shows, people hand out demo cds cheap or free pretty frequently in my experience



Unfortunately a lot of regular joes see local bands as just inferior and not worth watching or buying their cd
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I'd rather pay for a local band's music than for a massive act. The local guys need the boost. U2... not so much.


That's basically the bottom line here...you buy a U2 CD and it's money to the bank account of some massive corporate record label. You buy a CD from Sorry About Your Couch, and it's money for the band to buy gas to get to the next town.

If I go see a local band and like the show I almost always buy something just to support them...even if it's a t-shirt I'll probably never wear or a CD I'll probably never listen to.
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#28
Uh, if it's good, yeah.

Just like anything else.

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#29
Last demo I picked up was a band that was actually nice enough to email me the songs for free
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#30
i would rather pay 7.95 to get a local bands music from them than pay 7.95 to get a hugely famous band who dont need my money's album
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i would rather pay 7.95 to get a local bands music from them than pay 7.95 to get a hugely famous band who dont need my money's album


This. Im actually glad NIN hands theirs out for free.
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#33
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That's basically the bottom line here...you buy a U2 CD and it's money to the bank account of some massive corporate record label. You buy a CD from Sorry About Your Couch, and it's money for the band to buy gas to get to the next town.

If I go see a local band and like the show I almost always buy something just to support them...even if it's a t-shirt I'll probably never wear or a CD I'll probably never listen to.


That said, I'll still pay for the big people's music. Metallica will get paid whether people steal their songs or not. The people it hurts are the indie bands who can't get signed because the record labels aren't willing to take chances.
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#34
If we're talking about you, TS, then I'd suggest that you hand them out for free. Not many people are willing to pay for an unsigned CD, espceially if they haven't heard the band yet. What's important is that they hear the music.
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If we're talking about you, TS, then I'd suggest that you hand them out for free. Not many people are willing to pay for an unsigned CD, espceially if they haven't heard the band yet. What's important is that they hear the music.


Well yeah we were considering whether to charge or not for our demo, but instead of bothering with CDs why not just make cardboard beer mats with your band logo on and the web address..and some offer for another gig or merch?
#37
I only know of two local bands I would buy the CD of. My ex-band (we had like 4 CDs of proper black metal) and a friend of mines band who make intensely awsome experimental and progressive deathcore. Aside from that, not to many bands impress me.

EDIT: 5-10 dollars USD is the max. Thats all I pay for any music, though.
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#38
I'd steal it from the local record store.
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#40
I'm more likely to buy a local band's cd than a big bands.
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