2K Club - QQ Super Nova
- May 30, 2017
- CALIFORNIA (CENTRAL)
So as to my original post; might they be able to structure the contract with an additional, but optional, re-pressing of a title, as a sort of "locking that title in" for that particular company. So for an example, say "All American Boy" was a great fast seller that sells out; and D-V wants to re-press that title 2 years later, could that potentially be locked up into the original contract?That's correct. Some agreements have limits based on time (often say 3 years) and others have limits based on the number of copies.
(Or it could be both).
Since the sales of optical discs (like SACDs and CDs) continue to decline industry-wide each year, the limits on the number of discs pressed aren't as big a hurdle as before. Nowdays, the major reissue labels often do one run of discs based on estimated sales - so you see comments from MoFi like this album is limited to 2,000 SACDs and 4,000 LPs. That is what is pressed - and what they estimate the albums will sell.