||What is a Sticky
Kick Your Own @ss Sampler?
I am looking for acts that are actively playing shows or
are involved in the local/regional music scene. Mostly I am interested
in indie-rock, but will consider all genres.
- A Compact Disk featuring a dozen or so bands from the South
- Fun Rock.
- Lo-fi look with a High Fidelity Sound.
- High visibility with low environmental impact.
- Actively local but passively global.
- Extended low-frequency response for rich, full sound
- Okay, I stole that one from somewhere else.
This will be a very small run (at least initially).
No, this does not indebt you to my tiny label or it to you. For
your valiant effort I will give your band a few copies of the
completed work. The bulk of this run will go to media contacts
in print, radio, television, and
Lite Brite. If I have more left over I will sell them at CDBaby.
You will not get paid for this. I will be lucky not to lose my
shirt, as is the case in these types promotions. If you are really
keen on it, you could work out a deal with the other artists to
have subsequent pressings of the CD done.
What do you get?
Good Question! You get your song placed on a CD that will be distributed
to the press. This includes (but not limited to):
Southeast Performer, Musicomet,
The Charlotte Observer,
106.5 FM "The End",
as well as receptive
college radio stations throughout the South East.
| Sampler Requirements
||Mainly Indie-rock. Emo, Pop,
Punk, hard rock, original secular music etc... If you don't
see it listed send it and either it'll fly or it won't.
gospel/christian rock, boy-bands, racist or otherwise hate oriented
"music." No covers. No samples.
No major labels. (Like they would send?)
||All songs must be copyrighted
by the artists performing them, and the must have sole ownership
of the material. I want previously unreleased music, or at least
something that is significantly modified, remixed or versioned from
something the artist has already released. I will ask you to affirm
you are the owner of this music and that Sticky
Gum can only use it for this comp
and subsequent pressings of the SAME PROJECT. You will not be paid
royalties from us. If you are looking to retire on a CD sampler,
perhaps you should wait until BMG
calls. Or at least join a PRO.
||This all depends on the
market costs at the time we go to manufacturing.See the Current
Submission info link. Hey, I know how it is. Frocky
Jack is one of earth's poorest bands. Comp CDs are not great
revenue generators. As I said above, I am not doing this to make
money. My costs are my time, CD Pressing, mastering, printing, packaging,
postage, as well as the expenses associated with being in a band,
recording, travel etc... I could go on and on about this but if
you are really interested
drop me a line and I'll go into more detail. I am trying to
keep this page as short as possible. No costs to submit, only perhaps
if you are accepted for the CD.
||A copy of your work (mastered
and not) CD audio ready. That's 16 bit/44.1 kHz sampling rate. If
you don't know what that means, I will explain it to you. CDs only.
No Cassettes. No DATs. No mini-disks. However, if you want to save
yourself some trouble/postage and you are willing to trust your
music in mp3 format, send me a link to download it. DO
NOT EMAIL ME MUSIC. YOU WILL NOT GET ON THIS CD. No Real
Audio. No .shn's. No WMF. If I like it, you will have to send
me a CD anyway, so I can get a good copy for the Sampler. See "Presskits"
about printed material you need to send.
||If the bands would like
to work out some kind of cooperative for printing more than the
initial run for their own sales, or want to otherwise pool their
money for advertisement I am fine with that -but don't expect it
as I do not want to present this project as a pay-to-play thing.
It may come to that to cover mastering, but we will see. I have
been involved in two samplers like this and so far the rewards have
been useful. It also would be cool if we could all swap some
||How's My Driving, so far?
||I know this can eat up a
band's budget. If you realllllly want to get something down on disk,
(and can't afford Abbey Road),
talk to me about my fly-by-night
special. If you have time, a place to work, and a little money (and
you don't suck) I might be able to help you out.
||Well, for a graduate of
psychology I don't have the best people skills...but you've read
this far. So hang in there. This could be fun. I will start posting
reviews when they start showing up. And I will add a page showing
where I sent stuff.
||Press kits (once you are
on the CD)
All of the bands for Kick Your Own @ss #1
Part Time Workers) have been picked. Go to Bands
link to view them or see the links to their homepages.
#2 (The Next Degeneration) is taking submissions
||Yes. Send all of your promo
stuff you feel necessary to me. Save your 8"x10" glossies.
Unless you have boxes of them and want me to mail them out with
the CDs. I will definitely mail out some printed promo material
that I compile from what you send, your website, and my opinion.
I will not however be a point of contact for your act, make phone
calls, book gigs...etc. You are not "signed." We don't
do that. Your best bet is to send "one page" briefs. See
what I sent with the 1st CD. (Reviewer's
||Mail to/Replies Back
||Yes. I'd like to stick to
acts in the South Eastern United States. For the record, let's just
say East of the Mississippi river and South of the
Mason-Dixon line. Of course I am subject to pleading, pretty
women, and of course MONEY.
("it's South Eastern New
||I live in the Southern Piedmont
of N.C. Please just email me first at: email@example.com
I will get back in touch. Send me your web address, mailing address,
phone number, and anything else you think I'll need. DO NOT EMAIL
ME MUSIC. It's OK if you don't understand anything else I've
said. If you are not sure, ask first.
I will NOT mail back submissions. Regardless of
you being selected for this project, I will keep the physical
copy. So don't send me your only one. I might lose it.
|Signal to Noise Ratio
||Good Luck and Thanks!