Naxos Really Knows How to Find Talent!

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Naxos Really Knows How to Find Talent!

Post by Altophile » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:05 am

I love this guy's sensitive approach to playing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRSkk-BbYoI

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Post by acmost9 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:03 am

Yeah, amazing playing.

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Post by Altophile » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:05 am

acmost9 wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:03 am
Yeah, amazing playing.
Yeah, really good hands vis a vis the ability to make stretches! I wouldn't be able to play that piece, at least not the way he fingers it.

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Re: Naxos Really Knows How to Find Talent!

Post by ben etow » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:11 pm

Naxos just picks winners at big competitions... Nothing wrong with this BTW, except that most tend to play the same way... But there are some great exceptions.
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Re: Naxos Really Knows How to Find Talent!

Post by DLMJ-1234 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:40 pm

your aware that NAXOS is one of the worst labels for paying musicians....

musicians give up their entire PRS and mechanical royalties for "promotion".

I dont buy their CD's on principle.

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Post by Kuchar » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:12 pm

Wow, he sounds really great, even though Naxos definitely isn't among my favourite labels...

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Post by Adrian Allan » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:57 pm

DLMJ-1234 wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:40 pm
your aware that NAXOS is one of the worst labels for paying musicians....

musicians give up their entire PRS and mechanical royalties for "promotion".

I dont buy their CD's on principle.
So do they get any royalties at all from sales, or just a one-off payment?
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Post by DLMJ-1234 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:30 pm

Adrian Allan wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:57 pm
DLMJ-1234 wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:40 pm
your aware that NAXOS is one of the worst labels for paying musicians....

musicians give up their entire PRS and mechanical royalties for "promotion".

I dont buy their CD's on principle.
So do they get any royalties at all from sales, or just a one-off payment?
as my friends who have albums with them have told me...the musicians pay for all their own recording costs and hand over the MASTERS to NAXOS. NAXOS then keep ALL royalties. The musicians get sweet FA.

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Post by Adrian Allan » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:06 pm

DLMJ-1234 wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:30 pm
Adrian Allan wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:57 pm
DLMJ-1234 wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:40 pm
your aware that NAXOS is one of the worst labels for paying musicians....

musicians give up their entire PRS and mechanical royalties for "promotion".

I dont buy their CD's on principle.
So do they get any royalties at all from sales, or just a one-off payment?
as my friends who have albums with them have told me...the musicians pay for all their own recording costs and hand over the MASTERS to NAXOS. NAXOS then keep ALL royalties. The musicians get sweet FA.
Well, that really is disgusting.
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Post by DLMJ-1234 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:40 am

Adrian Allan wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:06 pm
DLMJ-1234 wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:30 pm
Adrian Allan wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:57 pm


So do they get any royalties at all from sales, or just a one-off payment?
as my friends who have albums with them have told me...the musicians pay for all their own recording costs and hand over the MASTERS to NAXOS. NAXOS then keep ALL royalties. The musicians get sweet FA.
Well, that really is disgusting.
welcome to the world of recorded music.

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Post by Adrian Allan » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:55 am

DLMJ-1234 wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:40 am
Adrian Allan wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:06 pm
DLMJ-1234 wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:30 pm


as my friends who have albums with them have told me...the musicians pay for all their own recording costs and hand over the MASTERS to NAXOS. NAXOS then keep ALL royalties. The musicians get sweet FA.
Well, that really is disgusting.
welcome to the world of recorded music.
With that and Spotify, no wonder there is no money to be made by recording artists!
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Re: Naxos Really Knows How to Find Talent!

Post by Altophile » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:44 am

Adrian Allan wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:55 am
DLMJ-1234 wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:40 am
Adrian Allan wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:06 pm


Well, that really is disgusting.
welcome to the world of recorded music.
With that and Spotify, no wonder there is no money to be made by recording artists!
I read somewhere that artists don't make much on recordings, but they make the their money giving concerts. That may work for rock stars, and for classical artists who are established, but I have to wonder whether the lesser known artists do very well even giving concerts. I mean, sometimes they're given in Churches, and that's a pretty limited number of ticket sales. You'd have to perform 365 days a year to make what a rock star makes in one night!

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Post by Adrian Allan » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:54 am

Altophile wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:44 am
Adrian Allan wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:55 am
DLMJ-1234 wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:40 am


welcome to the world of recorded music.
With that and Spotify, no wonder there is no money to be made by recording artists!
I read somewhere that artists don't make much on recordings, but they make the their money giving concerts. That may work for rock stars, and for classical artists who are established, but I have to wonder whether the lesser known artists do very well even giving concerts. I mean, sometimes they're given in Churches, and that's a pretty limited number of ticket sales. You'd have to perform 365 days a year to make what a rock star makes in one night!
Unless you are in the top league, concert giving is only going to be gentle supplement to another main income.

Even most of the top league players are mainly teachers. A small few, eg. David Russell are performers only. (apart from his classes).
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Re: Naxos Really Knows How to Find Talent!

Post by Arash Ahmadi » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:52 pm

I agree with Ben. I used to think NAXOS would provide a good financial support, at least. Where did you get this information from DLMJ-1234?

If it's true, musicians only sign with them hoping to achieve some fame which doesn't make sense if you have won a big competition and are probably getting ready for a tour around the world.
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Post by tubeman » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:28 pm

So many wonderful players seem to make one Naxos CD then disappear.
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