You still have to do the work of bringing traffic to where you are.MySpace and YouTube are great for promoting your music.YouTube,in particular is always trying to help out unsigned acts.Not only music,but videographers,filmmakers, comics,amimators,what have you.Both sites do a lot to help you get your work out there.YouTube has lots of tools to help you make better clips.If you want to start a group,for just unsigned musicians,there is nothing stopping you.If you have quality clips in your group word will get out,and you will draw people.I don't see the problem here. Roger Bob Olhsson <[log in to unmask]> wrote: -----Original Message----- From Mal Rockwell: "... go to the Disc Makers website and you'll see that having about 500 CDs pressed and packaged only runs around $1000 (and I'm being very general here) with many options. The rest is up to the performer, as quoted above. With the internet being what it is today marketing can be only a small problem..." Replication and record production have NEVER been a major part of the expense of being an artist or a label. I don't even think they are all that much cheaper than they used to be, quiet as that's kept by the folks who sell gear and replication. As for the Internet, it's utterly amazing to me how ineffective it has been as a promotional and marketing vehicle for new artists now that we have more than ten years of experience with it. In the '90s we could legitimately talk about its potential but today most of that talk has proven to not be very meaningful. It's little different than saying with Yellow Pages listings being what they are, marketing can be only a small problem. Bob Olhsson Audio Mastery, Nashville TN Mastering, Audio for Picture, Mix Evaluation and Quality Control Over 40 years making people sound better than they ever imagined! 615.385.8051 http://www.hyperback.com --------------------------------- Never miss an email again! Yahoo! Toolbar alerts you the instant new Mail arrives. Check it out.