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  • Ozorak

    Ozorak May 9, 2006, 6:36 p.m. (Message 45207)

    Re: Ask and Ye shall receive - Perhaps!

    It's not just record companies.  There are independent bands, like mine, 
    that do it as a hobby.  So if I think of sinking $10,000 out of pocket for a 
    CD that has limited market appeal, then I have to have some guarantee that 
    the dance is worth having music to.  The way I think it, each track costs me 
    anywhere between $500 to $1,000 to record, so it better be something that 
    has some market appeal rather than just pull something out of obscurity.
    When I look at dance tune books, the same is true.  There are tons of 
    published fiddle tunes, but how many of them are really worth recording? 
    How many versions do we need to have of tunes that are done to death (such 
    as Ian Burns' "Spootiskerry"?).
    Meadville, PA
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Martin Sheffield" <xx.xxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxx.xx>
    To: "SCD news and discussion" <>
    Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 5:25 AM
    Subject: Re: Ask and Ye shall receive - Perhaps!
    > Iain Boyd wrote:
    >>   24 recordings of "Hamilton House" - is probably 16-20 too many!
    >>    recordings of the same dances over and over again - "The Montgomeries 
    >> Rant", "Mairi's Wedding" to name just two.
    > Likewise with kilts.
    > Black Watch & Royal Stuart tartans are available everywhere, but try to 
    > buy something less common - pay the earth, or wait, and wait, and wait!
    > Kiltmakers, like record companies, are not too adventurous.
    > Martin,
    > in Grenoble, France.

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