What do you charge for CD's?

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What do you charge for CD's?

Postby ampig » Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:01 am

My band just completed a year long recording project. We cut no corners and went professional with recording, mastering and packaging. Now there's a debate amongst band members on what to charge for the CD's at our shows. Some say $15 and others say $12. What do you charge and why?
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Re: What do you charge for CD's?

Postby nolabass » Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:28 am

Making change for $12 will be a PITA. It takes time to make change and you have to carry money to make change. Keep it to easy folding money. $10/$15 IMHO
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Re: What do you charge for CD's?

Postby hmagman » Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:29 am

First of all congratulations on completing your CD project. [smilie=food-smiley-004.gif]
I'd say $15.00 is a reasonable amount for selling your CDs. I see the $15-20 range most of the time at live venues...
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Re: What do you charge for CD's?

Postby Rhian Batson » Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:19 am

We always sold EPs for 5, LPs for 10 bucks a pop, 45's for 20 or shirt & CD For 20. I too am a fan of single bill pricing. Anymore however I really like the ease of digital downloads (ie bandcamp for example) and selling shirts+ download code. It's easier than lugging a zillion CDs around, drives down your costs, opens up your market, and increases value for your listeners as they get the music and a cool shirt.
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Re: What do you charge for CD's?

Postby ghiadub » Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:22 am

$10 or buy the band a round
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Re: What do you charge for CD's?

Postby Mr. Mom » Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:35 am

A million dollars.

All you need to sell is one.
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Re: What do you charge for CD's?

Postby ampig » Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:50 am

Mr. Mom wrote:A million dollars.

All you need to sell is one.

What if they only have a 2 million dollar bill and we can't make change?
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Re: What do you charge for CD's?

Postby FatherGino » Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:59 pm

How much ya got? [smilie=grinning-smiley-044.gif]
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Re: What do you charge for CD's?

Postby nolabass » Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:31 pm

1 for $15...... 2 for $20.
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Re: What do you charge for CD's?

Postby Mr. Mom » Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:18 pm

ampig wrote:
Mr. Mom wrote:A million dollars.

All you need to sell is one.

What if they only have a 2 million dollar bill and we can't make change?


Cross that bridge when you come to it.
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Re: What do you charge for CD's?

Postby bigfatbass » Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:20 am

What Nola said, one for 15, 2 for 20. Always put the bin price a little high so you have room to sell them for $10 and make people think they are getting a deal. For any venue staff/soundtechs/bartenders etc, they are $5 or free.

The cheapest place to buy our music is always at CDBaby.com, because people actually surf around there to find new stuff.

For buying through our website I charge $17 to cover the fuss/shipping
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Re: What do you charge for CD's?

Postby Jerry » Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:39 pm

Willie's and most bands I've been in, go for 15-20 bucks. Point of sale to people who might have had a little to drink is a beautiful thing. [smilie=cheeky-smiley-025.gif]
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Re: What do you charge for CD's?

Postby ampig » Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:54 am

I'm leaning towards $15
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Re: What do you charge for CD's?

Postby GonzoBass » Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:43 am

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$10.00 each but I usually just pitch the two volume set at $20.00
and they go pretty fast at that price.

I figure I have about a dollar into each one
because I print and burn my own here at home in small batches as they are needed
and the studio time was free.
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