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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.
Shai

Don Cox wrote:
> On 30/11/2009, Tom Fine wrote:
>   
>> Hi Shai:
>>
>> No idea if there's a market, but one of the great things about
>> digital-only distribution (ie no manufactured CD's, download only) is
>> that you don't need to sell many units to recoup costs. If it were me,
>> I'd contact a place like HDTracks (part of the Chesky mini-empire) and
>> see what it takes to sell thru them. Or if you want to go the MP3
>> route, of course contact AMazon and Apple.
>>
>>     
> I wouldn't pay for MP3s, especially not of a piano where the exact tone
> of the instrument is the key point.
>
> Proper pressed CDs or nothing. It is not expensive to get a small batch
> of CDs made nowadays. 
>
>
>   
>> I have no idea how rights clearance would work, I assume you'd need it
>> from the family. And if any music is in copyright you'd have to get
>> that clearance and pay fees. With stuff like these tapes, you almost
>> need to do the equiv of title insurance on an old home -- make sure
>> it's legit all the way back so someone doesn't pop up out of a mole
>> hole with an old piece of paper and sue you.
>>
>> One man's opinions, one man who has never taken on indy release of old
>> tapes ...
>>
>>     
> Provided the music is out of copyright (which Mozart and Scarlatti
> certainly are, even in the USA), there are unlikely to be any problems
> at all. 
>
> I think the big problem is getting the tapes digitised to 24/96 with the
> azimuth correctly set.
>
>
> Regards
>