--- On Mon, 11/30/09, Shai Drori <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
From: Shai Drori <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] the Sienna Pianoforte
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Date: Monday, November 30, 2009, 12:08 PM
Digitizing is my business. ;-) I have 4 atr-100, 3 c-37, otari, tascam
et al. I also have a small label so I'm good on the production side. I
was wondering if anyone out there will be interested in these recordings.
If you want to have a sense of the market, I can relate my own experience. My label, Pierian, has about ten issues of reproducing piano roll recordings. All are recent transfers. They have been reviewed favorably in major publications. We have sold, on average, about 1,000 copies of each of those releases.
As far as I can recall, the Sienna piano recordings feature some well-known along with lesser-known pianists, like Marisa Regules. Not knowing a complete listing of what you might have, it is difficult to estimate the potential for sales. To my own amazement, our release of the playing of Fanny Bloomfield Zeisler (which got an enthusiastic review by Harold Schoenberg) sold only 300 copies. Bloomfield Zeisler was one of the greats. Regules, a superb pianist, does not have as signficant a place in the history of music, so I would assume that her recording might not sell very well, perhaps even less than our Bloomfield Zeisler. Conversely, we sold about 3,500 copies of our transfer of the Debussy rolls.
Perhaps with some good marketing you could do better. We have no budget for marketing. We do not sell downloads which has also probably limited our sales.
Hope this information helps.