Congo Bunny wrote:
RB wrote:Congo Bunny - spoken like someone who has no idea about the economics of the record business (let alone reggae business).
Dubster10 - all the labels you mentioned are selling EXPONENTIALLY more than any reggae label.
Congo Bunny wrote:Spoken like someone who know nothing about me
Why don't you introduce yourself instead of using a nickname? I personally would love to know more about the persons on this forum without those silly nicknames.
Like Hi my name is Guillaume Bougard, 50 years old, living in Boulogne Billancourt, France. I have 2 kid, a job at a company called SICAT, I run a label called TABOU1, etc....
If we knew each other a bit more, it would help communicating better.
Congo Bunny wrote:The wonderful arrogance of labels is that they blame their customers when they fail at business, the record industry has manufactured its own downfall and now blames people like me who spend thousands of pounds a year on buying reggae.
You might want to spend more efficiently: 18 quids for the "War in a babylon CD"... Ouch!
Congo Bunny wrote:VP is widely slated on various forums and yet they are the ones that are buying up all the companies from people who continue tofailed at business what a joke those who have failed slagging off those who have succeeded
I'm not saying that small indie labels don't deserve respect and are not all operating at a loss
VP deserves a lot of credit for surviving in this terrible period of sales going down the drain. Most of the businesses they have acquired were not failing businesses. Joe Gibbs, Greensleeves were going concerns when they were bought up by VP.
What is often said about VP is that their contracts are unfair, that they are forced down the throat of people who have no choice, no means of defending themselves and are too desperate to refuse their offers. Unless you, Congo Bunny, run a business, you have no idea of that. And why should you care?
Congo Bunny wrote:If you think 18 quid is fair for a CD then you must have a lot more money than me
I dont know. But if you spend 18 quids on a CD, dont complain about it publicly, it makes you less credible as to your business analysis and common sense, buddy.
Congo Bunny wrote:Those that can't keep up with the modem way of doing business will fail and those that can will prosper and that is fine by me, there are so many hundreds of whiney business owners who think they are entitled and don't have a clue how to run a business, and I couldn't care less if they all go out of business
You are right. But nobody is asking for your care, just your money.
Congo Bunny wrote:i will continue to spend almost all of my spare cash on the cheapest format of reggae that is released by anyone who is willing to deal with the whole screwed up world of reggae where the real people who deserve the money hardly ever get it
As long as you buy and dont download pirated recordings, some of your 18 quids will find their way to Jamaica one way or another. That's good and that's all those people are asking from you.
Congo Bunny wrote:If you release it and it's reggae I will buy it, if you can't stay in business that's your problem not mine