A reasonable price for an album

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A reasonable price for an album

Postby Injustrial » 01 Mar 2014 20:37

Not sure if this is the right place, feel free to move it if it doesn't fit.

What do you think is a reasonable price for a digital album? Most people releasing a digital only album are indie and hobbyist musicians, so naturally those releases tend to be priced lower than professional releases. I've mostly seen them around the 10 dollars/euros/pounds depending on the region. I feel this is usually a fair price, since they often contain 12+ tracks and last for a good 45-60 minutes.

What's your view on this?
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Re: A reasonable price for an album

Postby itroitnyah » 01 Mar 2014 23:09

I just post mine for $0.35/song, with cheaper prices for whole albums. Apparently bandcamp doesn't do lower than 0.35 anymore, so $0.50/song is fine for me. Of course, I offer all my songs for free download and just sell songs as a form of extra support.
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Re: A reasonable price for an album

Postby ExoBassTix » 02 Mar 2014 03:35

I have never really given much thought to it, but just to get my word out there, I believe what you say, around $10 or whatever for a 12-track album could be toned down a little imo. Maybe $7,50. But I don't know really.

(Also, you posted this thread twice, you should remove the double.)
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Re: A reasonable price for an album

Postby Injustrial » 02 Mar 2014 05:22

Yeah, I just noticed it.
I wasn't exactly thinking about my own upcoming, but prices in general. iTunes seem to usually sell their full lengths at 10$ a pop. Bandcamp is more of a wild west, with some going for as much as 20$ and others ast a measly 5. Production quality does play a certain role, but amount of songs doesn't even seem to a factor.
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Re: A reasonable price for an album

Postby ganondox » 02 Mar 2014 08:03

Typically it's 7-10$ for albums, 2-5$ for EPs, and 1$ for singles, or the closest equivalents in other currencies. 20$ is usually reserved for either physical copies with booklets, or albums which are really damn long without losing any quality.
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Re: A reasonable price for an album

Postby Stuntddude » 03 Mar 2014 01:08

I still see quite a few go for less, though. For instance, C418's full albums seem to go around $5 and his EPs are almost all $1.
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Re: A reasonable price for an album

Postby LFP » 03 Mar 2014 12:21

I'd say about 10$ for an album 7$ for a shorter album and 5-2 for an ep ^^ (a little less than 1$ per track is usually standard for non-record/itunes/beatport releases from my experience)
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Re: A reasonable price for an album

Postby Luks » 03 Mar 2014 14:24

I think 10 euros/dollars would be good price for album. Not too high but not too low.
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Re: A reasonable price for an album

Postby Jason Martin » 16 Oct 2015 08:46

Ten bucks is never a bad option for a reasonable-quality album, and five bucks for an EP is just splendid.
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Re: A reasonable price for an album

Postby Freewave » 16 Oct 2015 13:11

Can go lower and leave the buyer an opportunity to pay more thru bandcamp. $10 for a cd for brony / non label musician seems a bit steep to me. Was gonna charge $2 for mine but maybe that's really shafting myself. $4-5 could be quite fair. Then again bandcamp's default is $8 if i remember right (which is what it defaults to if you run out of free credits)
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