How do I not be an obnoxious album funder?
December 22, 2010 7:08 PM Subscribe
I've offered to help fund the pressing of a local musician's new album. Help me not to be an arse about it.
posted by scruss to media & arts (10 answers total)
Musician has recorded his fourth album. First two were home recordings on CD-R that had tiny releases on CD-R. Third album was professionally produced, and sold well locally.
I've offered to pay for half of the pressing costs, about $1000. Ideal situation is that I eventually get my money back as the album sells. Adequate situation is that if I get abut half back, I'll be happy enough. I could manage if I got nothing back, but I think I'd be slightly miffed if this happened. I'm not looking for a profit, and I'm not wanting to have any input on the record's content/design.
Would having some kind of written contract be worthwhile? I'd like to be able to have something that at least documents what we're doing, but equally, I don't want to be too officious. So if someone were to help with the funding of your album, what would be an awesome way to go about it?