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Starting A Distro...

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Harpo Marx, Jul 13, 2003.

  1. Harpo Marx

    Harpo Marx Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 7, 2001 Messages: 1,525 Likes Received: 3
    There's got to be some people with knowledge of how to start/run a distro.

    I'm aware of how to get the records and everything, but does anyone have suggestions as how to seel them? I know go to shows, but is there something other than that that works well? Is it a good idea to start it with someone else, or is it better to do alone?
  2. caL

    caL Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 7, 2003 Messages: 2,056 Likes Received: 0
    i dont even know what that is
  3. Obvious

    Obvious Banned

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  4. krie

    krie Guest

  5. mr_president

    mr_president Banned

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  6. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 235
    you have to get a list of music stores around the world, or atleast america and fax them your stock list. you're also gonna need to call all these shops and talk to the buyers, see what kind of shit the people are into in that area, etc. its kind of a pain in the ass and it almost never works out. good luck though.

    seeking/rich in 6months
  7. NOUM

    NOUM Elite Member

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  8. $360

    $360 Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 2, 2002 Messages: 2,600 Likes Received: 1
    never started one but always wanted to. please when you get it up and running, keep us informed. id like to know how it works out for you
  9. ~KRYLON2~

    ~KRYLON2~ 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 13, 2001 Messages: 10,443 Likes Received: 192
    word.....you should have a 12oz discount program
  10. toyeattoywar

    toyeattoywar Member

    Joined: Jul 3, 2002 Messages: 829 Likes Received: 1
    some people start out in smaller numbers working consignment deals so it doesnt cost as much in the begining, you can give a store * copies of * albums and they keep a certain percentage and it keeps your numbers lower in printing costs as opposed to selling * cases. the catch is that you dont get paid until they sell the merchandise. other stores will buy * amount of cases and keep it in their backstock depending on who your target audience is will probably make that decision for you. small buisnesses and individuals vs. corporation like stores.
    try to find stores that carry independent work as well like ameoba in the bay area.
    theres alot to be learned from people that have already been succesful in pushing their own music, look at living legends website and check out their store. i think what ultimately is the make it or break it is if you keep pressing on as opposed to give up after the first couple of rough spots.
    most small buisnesses take about three years before they are really making any profit and youll probably have to keep a job in the mean time.

    seeking...hit us with some knowledge on how you pulled that off in 6 months.

    **editnote:it helps alot if your working with numerous people you trust and you are all somewhat working towards the same goal but its not neccesarily needed.