What if your distributor bans you.

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  1. merko

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    I find the way people go about this stuff very confusing, Sitting at home, making music, signing up to someone who's going to rip you off if you even sell, somehow.

    You might find it better to, you know, put on events, try and get involved in your local scene, work your way up on to a good independent label? Sitting and home, making music, then sticking it on bandcamp with no label or traffic? Why?

    You'll make more money from begging on the street.
     
  2. The Pirate

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    Because a few overnight internet sensations have led the masses to believe that uploading a song and sitting on their arses waiting for it to turn "viral" is the way to go. This is exacerbated because the digital era has made it possible for anyone, even those who never thought of it, of becoming self-proclaimed artists, producers, or engineers from their bedroom. For many of them, it is like playing the lotto or the slots machines in a casino, with minimum talent and/or investment. If it happens, it happens, and if it does not, they will continue being a nurse, a Uber driver, etc.
     
  3. Vaijj

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    Well some things here makes me wonder..



     
  4. KungPaoFist

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    I'm curious about this as well since Distrokid is on my radar for distribution. It seems that the withholding of 30% for taxes is deposited into an account until the income is reported in the tax filing and an amount is refunded based on the actual amount due for that tax season. Another guess as to why they might be starting this withholding now could be due to issues with collecting out of country taxes once the payout has been made.

    Distrokid's responses might seem blunt and unclear because they are not tax specialists and might have just been responding to some sort of notification from the IRS about how to handle these tax issues. In the vid Dan seems to have contacted a lawyer who is also not a tax person.

    I checked this video out as well as his Spotify library and came to the conclusion that his case may be due to the work submissions not reaching a quality standard for the online retail platforms. Online retailers might be trying to prevent an oversaturation of lower quality content which could potentially turn their stores into a soundcloud type of platform.

    Distrokid seems like a small company right now and I'm sure handling all of this is keeping them very busy so giving detailed responses might be out of the question.
     
  5. Niruvana

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    Seriously? He seems better than me, but all of my songs were released with no issue. I'm still an intermediate level producer though. Was I lucky?
     
  6. KungPaoFist

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    He said he had a label account and something like 10 albums at which point he was notified about being banned. Just my guess though.
     
  7. Lenny Belardo

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    If I had trouble with my distributor, I'd have a word with my carburettor.
     
  8. Lois Lane

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    My car began misfiring more and more. The culprit was the crankcase selling meth to the sparkplugs who were always wired.
     
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    The funny rating doesn't do justice to my reaction. I actually did laugh out loud. And I'm not supposed to laugh. Doctors orders.
     
  10. Smoove Grooves

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    Nah. OP simply says that he couldn't upload vids with his tracks because the YT algo flags it as belonging to the distro now.
    He is not "blocked" or anything.
     
  11. Lois Lane

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    Sorry, Lenny B, I just can't help myself...heal well and I hope that you feel better soon.
     
  12. Lenny Belardo

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    I'll never be right again Lois. Bloody hernia. The Mrs thinks I've got three testicles. You're lucky being a woman. A man's plumbing is just plain hell. Plus.... and I'm loathe to mention this...but it does its own thinking for you. You're a bloody slave to the trouser snake. Men! What can I say? Oh. That's right. I'm the Pope. You're all absolved of any guilt in the pants region.
     
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    An antiquated industry method for sure
     
  14. KungPaoFist

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    I pope myself a bit whenever I laugh these days...
     
  15. Lois Lane

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    I'm as much a woman as you are a high ranking member of the Catholic Church...and talking about "members"...

    BALLS, said the Queen, if I had them I'd be King!!

    So there you go!

    From a series of album cover art that I created 15 years ago, a self portrait...

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Lenny Belardo

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    I used to love that Photoshop filter. What was it called? Like a Watercolour filter, then sharpened. I spent 20 years as a graphic designer now I'm wasting away lifes final trimester pulling weeds from the garden. Then in a final admission of defeat declare, "Oh to hell with it!" and inside I come calling the dogs to sit with me by the fire as I sit enchanted by my ipad and the dogs wonder why we aren't out hunting cats.
    I too should think about hunting cats perhaps.
     
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    God this thread is depressing AF, I need a break now and go for a walk or something. At least it turned somewhat light hearted on the third page, but god damn, reading this stuff makes me question if I have a future as a musician.
     
  18. Lois Lane

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    This post actually is a fit for the thread because when I was young, beautiful and of course talented and searching for a label that would pick me up, a record executive named Cat implied that I had a much better chance signing with the label if I had sex with her there on the couch in her office.
    You see how everything in the universe is tied together!

    How to cook a cat in your coffee maker...brilliant satire. Share it with the dogz, they'll love it. Dogs have a great sense of humor.

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    http://coffeemachinecuisine.com/cook-cat-coffee-maker/#:~:text=Put a dollop of butter,and wait a bit longer.
     
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