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Best Way To Buy

Postby TMBJon » Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:41 pm

Hey Jon,
So excited for this new album!!
Just curious before all the pre-sales and such start popping up, what is the best way to buy the album so that you guys and Al get the highest percentage of the profits?
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Re: Best Way To Buy

Postby Skippy » Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:12 pm

Not Bermuda, but here is my non-expert understanding: the most important thing is that you buy it somehow. For the most part, there is little difference between physical albums and iTunes (or Amazon probably) in terms of what the artist gets per album. (Obviously, all contracts are different.) I used to hear that buying from a store was the best, but that was a while ago & may have changed.

A thought I had was that since artists make a little bit (very, very little) off streaming sites like Spotify, we could actually get more money to Al & the guys by buying the album but listening to it by streaming when possible. It probably wouldn't make a huge difference, but if everyone did it...
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Re: Best Way To Buy

Postby bermuda » Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:02 pm

I think that CDs and downloads net about the same for most artists, but true, streaming yields very, VERY little to the artist/writer.

If someone buys the songs, it's certainly not necessary to also stream them, but thanks for the idea Skippy! Much simpler to listen on the device they live, rather than tax data with streaming. You'll also enjoy glitch-free playback (and you know what they say... playback's a glitch!)

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Re: Best Way To Buy

Postby Skippy » Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:09 pm

bermuda wrote:playback's a glitch!



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Re: Best Way To Buy

Postby HappyGilmore » Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:12 am

Jim had a thing about this on Facebook not too long ago that'd help answer it as well.

Me personally, I'm likely just ordering off of Amazon. I usually go to Best Buy or FYE but they very rarely have Al's albums. Last I went, Best Buy had 3 copies of Alpocalypse and 1 copy of The TV Album.
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Re: Best Way To Buy

Postby CharlesNelson » Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:02 am

HappyGilmore wrote:Last I went, Best Buy had 3 copies of Alpocalypse and 1 copy of The TV Album.


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Re: Best Way To Buy

Postby bermuda » Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:13 am

If you want to get the CD on the 15th and don't have a real CD/music store near you, there are a few possible options. Best Buy, Target, Barnes & Noble or WalMart carry new releases, and they might have them on the shelves that day.

I do miss the old days, where there were several 'record' stores around, and they always had the Tuesday releases in the racks Tuesday morning when they opened.

For those in In L.A. and the Bay Area, I think the best bet would be Amoeba.

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Re: Best Way To Buy

Postby HappyGilmore » Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:16 am

CharlesNelson wrote:
HappyGilmore wrote:Last I went, Best Buy had 3 copies of Alpocalypse and 1 copy of The TV Album.


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Worse yet, my local K-Mart carries...Kenny Rogers and that's about it. The last album by Al I saw there was The Food Album.

There's an abandoned mall my way with a fully stocked FYE but I'm not trying to get shot en route. :F
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Re: Best Way To Buy

Postby anthontherun » Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:17 am

HappyGilmore wrote:There's an abandoned mall my way with a fully stocked FYE but I'm not trying to get shot en route. :F


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Re: Best Way To Buy

Postby HappyGilmore » Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:10 am

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