#1
I don't know much about this, but apparently it's been making alot of people talk.
There's this website called Sell a Band where bands can get money from fans, and once theyve raised $50 000, Sell a Band uses that money as the budget for that band to record an album. They assign the band a producer, a PR rep, and a recording studio, plus they pay for 5000 copies of the album.

Sounded like a scam, but i read all of the terms and even the small print and it seems legit.

My band made a profile on it so check us out if 5000 people give us money we'll make an album and up to now there's 8 bands on the site that reached the budget and that will probably get signed.

www.sellaband.com/aprilfrost

so what do you guys think about all of these new things popping up in the music industry like this and bands like radiohead offering their album for free on the net... I think record labels are going to start going down the drain

-chris-
<DInkyDaisy>I would so have sex with tauket now.
<SpacedOut>I'd kill to have tauket naked in a bath of warm milk right now.
<Blnkgttrst>Oh Chris, you're what the Spaniards call "El Terrible"
<Jallas>chris you're hot in bed
#3
So you are basically turning your band into a corporation by finding investors.
Quote by ottoavist

i suppose there's a chance
i'm just a litte too shallow to consider
that maybe i've been a little more eager
each day to wake up and take a shower
brush my teeth and smile for the mirror
#5
Quote by freshtunes
So you are basically turning your band into a corporation by finding investors.


hey man, its all about the music. Every band wants to get signed and have a huge fanbase. Some of em for money, some for fame, we each have our reasons.

Honestly, i dont care if i dont ever make a single penny off of my music, but i want as many people as possible listening to my music, and if you've gotta get signed for that, well so be it. Plus, being able to make a living out of your passion, thats just amazing.

-chris-
<DInkyDaisy>I would so have sex with tauket now.
<SpacedOut>I'd kill to have tauket naked in a bath of warm milk right now.
<Blnkgttrst>Oh Chris, you're what the Spaniards call "El Terrible"
<Jallas>chris you're hot in bed
#6
Quote by freshtunes
So you are basically turning your band into a corporation by finding investors.

If you want to look at it really cynically, that is what EVERY band does.

[IN PHIL WE TRUST]


Quote by Trowzaa
I only play bots. Bots never abandon me. (´・ω・`)

#7
^Guessing they're not a punk band then...

Yeah the thing that puts me off this website is that you make no profit because each investor gets tonnes. Unless you invest a lot in yourself. But then, why use the site? And people will argue that record labels get most of the money in normal circumstances anyway. But I'd rather be in an indie band that way. It's not that I'm obsessed with the money, but you've gotta make a living, right?
I play by my own rules. And I have one rule; There are no rules... but if there are, they're there to be broken. Even this one.


Confused? Good.

Quote by CrucialGutchman
Sigs are wastes of my precious screen space.

^ Irony

Quote by RevaM1ssP1ss
LET ME HUMP YOU DAMMIT
#9
Well, i beleive in our product, and you do too, so give us some money

:P
-chris-
<DInkyDaisy>I would so have sex with tauket now.
<SpacedOut>I'd kill to have tauket naked in a bath of warm milk right now.
<Blnkgttrst>Oh Chris, you're what the Spaniards call "El Terrible"
<Jallas>chris you're hot in bed
#12
..you cant use the money to buy equipment. only to record an album.
<DInkyDaisy>I would so have sex with tauket now.
<SpacedOut>I'd kill to have tauket naked in a bath of warm milk right now.
<Blnkgttrst>Oh Chris, you're what the Spaniards call "El Terrible"
<Jallas>chris you're hot in bed
#13
Sounds like a pretty good idea. I don't know what else to say. Although it'd be cool if you had a choice how to use the money like, either recording an album or touring to get better known or something. I dunno.


"The True Eccentric Tea Drinking Appreciation Preservation Society"
#14
Sweet idea for a website. I'd send you money, but I just remembered I'm incredibly selfish
Whitest Kid U' Know of the Bass Militia
PM Dinky Daisy to join


Originally posted by Civildp1
I can't drink tequila anymore. it makes me do terrible things. Terrible naked things.
#15
Quote by MattPerson911
Sweet idea for a website. I'd send you money, but I just remembered I'm incredibly selfish


what if we got signed and then you could say that you knew us when we were still indie and that you even contributed to us getting signed?!?

-chris-
<DInkyDaisy>I would so have sex with tauket now.
<SpacedOut>I'd kill to have tauket naked in a bath of warm milk right now.
<Blnkgttrst>Oh Chris, you're what the Spaniards call "El Terrible"
<Jallas>chris you're hot in bed
#16
Quote by tauket2
what if we got signed and then you could say that you knew us when we were still indie and that you even contributed to us getting signed?!?

-chris-

Someone who knows the real meaning of indie! Seems like a rare kinda person these days . . .


"The True Eccentric Tea Drinking Appreciation Preservation Society"
#17
Quote by Froddy
Someone who knows the real meaning of indie! Seems like a rare kinda person these days . . .


I gave up correcting people a long time ago... I just go with the flow and use it in both contexts. I've become a whore to NME. Damn them.
I play by my own rules. And I have one rule; There are no rules... but if there are, they're there to be broken. Even this one.


Confused? Good.

Quote by CrucialGutchman
Sigs are wastes of my precious screen space.

^ Irony

Quote by RevaM1ssP1ss
LET ME HUMP YOU DAMMIT
#18
Aha yeah it's hard not to. NME can suck my hairy arse.


"The True Eccentric Tea Drinking Appreciation Preservation Society"
#19
Quote by MattPerson911
Sweet idea for a website. I'd send you money, but I just remembered I'm incredibly selfish



Think of it this way, you're just buying the album in advance. when you give ten bucks, you receive a free cd once the album is done (granted that 4999 other people also buy it :P ). 10$ to pre-order it...pretty good isnt it?

-chris-
<DInkyDaisy>I would so have sex with tauket now.
<SpacedOut>I'd kill to have tauket naked in a bath of warm milk right now.
<Blnkgttrst>Oh Chris, you're what the Spaniards call "El Terrible"
<Jallas>chris you're hot in bed
#20
Quote by Steve The Plank


Your vocalist really bugs me I don't know why...

At the risk of agreeing with a plank, me too...

[IN PHIL WE TRUST]


Quote by Trowzaa
I only play bots. Bots never abandon me. (´・ω・`)

#21
$10 to pre-order an album that might never be made?


Well its a better bet than Chinese Democracy.


HI-O
#22
Quote by im_hungry
$10 to pre-order an album that might never be made?

Well its a better bet than Chinese Democracy.

HI-O


I really was just about to make a Chinese Democracy joke. I was gonna say:
"So it's kinda like pre-ordering Chinese Democracy?"

But now it's redundant. Oh well...
I play by my own rules. And I have one rule; There are no rules... but if there are, they're there to be broken. Even this one.


Confused? Good.

Quote by CrucialGutchman
Sigs are wastes of my precious screen space.

^ Irony

Quote by RevaM1ssP1ss
LET ME HUMP YOU DAMMIT