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SonicCube says

Hello all you readers :)

The most interresting book to me when it comes to music, brings some light to the whole thing from the marketing and business side of the story.

The book describes, how to compose a track that will 100% reach Nr.1 in the billboard charts. Billy Drummond ( KLF , Timelords ) who wrote the book did afterwards exactly what he writes in the book and had success. All the money he earned from that ( over 1 million british pound ) has been burned in a perfomrance to show, he composed the track only to proof the book “works”.

I had such great laughs and was so fascinated at the same time. Reminds me on the story behind Frank Zappas “Bobby Brown” track.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Manual

Have a read and get famous :)

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SonicCube says

Hello All

after a long and philosophistic discussion with a friend yesterday night about a track of mine, i would like to hear your opinion on this :)

I created the song to express my view of the mystic contained in the oriental culture, my friend ( and my wife ) told me, they hear / feel more the native indian culture / sound out of it, which confuses me ….

What do you think ? Should i rename it to Mystic Indian Culture ?

http://audiojungle.net/item/mystic-orient/98915

Thanks for helping and sorry for my english :)

Daniel

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SonicCube says

Hello Shaidavis

If you did not find your piece of music, feel free to listen to a few here on my site. Few of the are building up nicely as you asked for.

Have a wonderfull day Daniel

http://audiojungle.net/user/SonicCube/portfolio?page=2

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SonicCube says

Hello Albino

It would A. depend on which song you’re talking about and B. you have to be aware, that if you would transform the song by just using other instrumentation, it’s still a cover of the original and therefore not allowed to sell here on Audiojungle as it wouldn’t be royltie free for sure.

Regards Daniel

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SonicCube says

Hello Solarsound

Sorry if i might sound like a smart ass or arrogant, but i will tell you about the record industry in the genre of dancemusic from my point of view and my experiences over the last 20 years.

You’ve said that it’s about making music and you have no time to mess around with so called social networks. This is how it should be, i agree. But let me tell you, that even if you make top notch dancefloor music ( not speaking about major label record artists stuff ) you will have to promote your stuff on your own or someone who will do that job for you, paid or for free. Even if you have a record deal with a record label, they will promote your stuff and try to get their investment back. If they see in the first selling period, that it’s not worth it because sales are to low, they wont spend any more money on promotion. So if you’re not a “big name”, dont expect any big promotion from a label.

The thing with playing livesets or probably more semi-livesets in this genre. My experience is, that if you’re not a know act allready with some releases on record labels, no one will book you outside your city and spend money for your flight or a fee for the set. Why should they if your name doesn’t attract people to come to the club.You will have to sell a few tracks first to be in the game, and to do so its not enough to only have the right connection, your music has to “work” on a dancefloor. Labels take the demos they think that the track could move the crowd and hand it to their DJ’s to test it in a club. If its OK, they will release it probably. Think its not working like if you’re playing in a band were talent scouts or similar come to your gig and take you under contract, at least i never heard of this.

Story about money. If you surely know, the record industry is “dead” as everyone wants their music for free as mp3 from the web. Non of the record labels in the “mid class” can pay you more then aprox. 200-500$ flat rate for a track, which means it’s a one time fee with no royalties. If you think about Royalties from airplays etc., keep in mind that radio airplays for dancefloor music are not the big masses and dj’s which play your songs should pay royalties, but which dj does the job and fills out his play list and hands it over to the companys who will clear that for you ? A live set can pay you probably somewhere beetween 4000-15’000$ depending on how famous you are, plus flight and hotel expences. But it’s a long way to be there and needs a lot of artistic compromises.

I hope i didnt offend anyone or act like i would know everything, i’m just telling my experiences in hope it will help someone in any way. You can check the web if you need a “proof” that i know also about what i speak here :) ( Scott don’t hit me again for self promotion, better delete my comment then )

Sorry for my lousy english, hope it’s still readable.

Have a nice evening everyone and keep in mind, you have choosen to be here..it’s free :)

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Hi, guys! voting in any case very subjective …For example, I was sure that if my track gets in the TOP 10 , it will be “Children of the Sun 2010”...even make it special for the competition, and as a result was selected another track:) so, i think, we must relax and try to enjoy:)

+1 :)

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SonicCube says

Scott, as usual thanks for taking the time and explain very clearly !

I didn’t wrote the 100’000 friends thing to complain, i knew from the begining of the competition that it will be open for votes from everyone.

I just wrote that down to put a smile on your face while thinking about those music genius / nerds / freaks who sits in the studio and live a monk like life without any social contacts. Who will they motivate to vote for :)

@SCOTT, how ist it if we sit in our company behind a proxyserver and lets say 8 people from different PC’s vote ? Would you see that as different votes from one IP ?

Cheers Daniel

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SonicCube says

Thanks Rodrigo

We all have to be realistic, its 2010 and if you think you can get rich by making some electronic tracks without huge promotion or big companies behind you, you’re a lucky guy :)

Enjoy what you do and do what you enjoy, or join the game and compete with all the other artists and try to get a record deal and end up even more frustrated ;)

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everyone can vote?! that changes things… now I wish I’d made more friends over the years

Hehe, right

Now its not about good music, its about who have more friends. Imagine, the more time you spend in the studio, the better your music get’s ( hopefully ) and the more antisocial your behaviour will be as you never go out of the studio again. So you end up with no friends which could vote for you.

Long story short, the one with the most votes will be the one who spends not enough time in the studio but has probably 100’000 Myspace / facebook friends :)

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SonicCube says

Hello

I’m not sure about that, maybe its ok if u want to record a lot by that way ( midi file ) when you’re on the road. I was thinking about buying an iPad or a MacBook and decided that as long as the iPad is not able to multitask, i will not struggle with that :)

Do you have allready one Adrien ?

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