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Post by leedsquietman » Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:25 pm

Congrats, hope it works out.

Hope this label doesn't mess you about or screw you over, as many record labels tend to do, even indies sometimes and definately majors (we own the rights to your name, we have the right to make you appear at shopping malls in Pittsburgh and dress up as a chicken and have a custard pie splattered in your face on some terrible kids tv show, we tell you who your friends are and where you can and cannot go, we own all the rights on the recordings, for which you will owe us money and if it doesn't recoup, we will dump you, tar your name so you are untouchable stinky poo and sue you in court. If you're successful, we will release many greatest hits packages which pays our shareholders annual dividend and for which you are entitled to nothing. We own your ass - if we want you to appear on TV in Liechetenstein tomorrow morning, you will be there, your travel will be with the baggage in the luggage hold to save costs. And you[d better be perky and smiling about it, because we OWN your a$$...And if we don't think your material is profitable, we will keep it in a vault and you will have no access to it ever and if that is upsetting, then we couldn't give a monkeys....

Oops, I'm not bitter :o

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Post by mikemc » Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:25 pm

good for you, congrats.

what were you second criteria for a list where you found the label that finally 'fit'?

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Post by nebulae » Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:30 pm

I'm sure there are lots of bitter stories with labels (I've got several). Let's help minimal be wary of them without stealing thunder of this moment. Getting signed the first time is always a good moment. Enjoy that moment.
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Post by djadonis206 » Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:31 pm

Word bird!!!

getting the a&r guy drunk, some blow and hooker works as well ;)


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Post by peeddrroo » Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:01 pm

djadonis206 wrote: this is the first step to the rest of your life
nice one

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Post by hacktheplanet » Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:27 pm

Good work!
Now, you should probably have someone who is experienced with music law look over your contract before you sign it.
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Post by nebulae » Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:32 pm

the_planet wrote:Good work!
Now, you should probably have someone who is experienced with music law look over your contract before you sign it.
yeah...now where would we find one of those people? I wonder...
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Post by Cyberstar » Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:16 pm

This is great news to hear indeed minimal :D congratz mate hope it all works out and the sailing is smooth 8)
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Post by leedsquietman » Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:30 pm

Yeah, sorry for the little rant.

Have everything checked out by a lawyer and wishing you all the best, good for you that your perserverance and determination got you a result.

Good Luck !

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Post by Out Of My System » Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:23 am

Good for you minimal. Hope it works out.

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Post by james Egan » Sat Mar 17, 2007 6:54 am

Good for you Minimal! Do you have any of your music we can hear now?

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