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    Hey guys

    Teiresias brought up a point in the mp3 thread and it got me thinking. So, to all the musicians, producers, etc:

    When I buy a WAV file from beatport or an mp3 I pay two different prices. Does the artist make more money off of the WAV file? If I buy a track from emusic do they get paid the same amount as if I buy an mp3 from Beatport?

    Just curious.

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    I reckon the extra money is going to the sellers for the extra bandwidth, but that is just a guess.
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    That's what I figured, but lord knows I don't know
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    Im quite shure the prices differ, it depends on the store selling it. Maybe it alsosometimes depends on the artists popularity, I bet Robbie Williams gets more than Carl Cox.
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    The deal most of the time according to my short experience releasing tracks, is a that the record labels keep a percnetage (big one ) of the sales and the artist get the rest. You get less money if somebody buy the track from a site which cahrges less. If you buy wav the artist gets the percentage from that purchase. So it do matter where and how you buy it.
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    The artists get pretty much the same i.e diddly squat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DvlsAdvct View Post
    Hey guys

    Teiresias brought up a point in the mp3 thread and it got me thinking. So, to all the musicians, producers, etc:

    When I buy a WAV file from beatport or an mp3 I pay two different prices. Does the artist make more money off of the WAV file? If I buy a track from emusic do they get paid the same amount as if I buy an mp3 from Beatport?

    Just curious.

    Thanks
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    The reason I don't feel that I'm ripping anyone off is that I've assumed the difference in pricing is solely down to the additional bandwidth ... if I'm wrong then maybe I need to change the way I do things.
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    I suppose its a bit like when you could buy the 7" or 12" . The 12 was always more expensive but didnt always have extra tracks on it.

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