Royalties are anyway so incredibly low that it just doesn’t matter. You should have accepted the offer and your recording would be distributed in over 50 countries which is surely worth 5000 and your CD may be included in this thread. A friend made a self-edition and sells his CD’s while busking – he sold more CD’s than he would sell ever thru shops. There are just too many of everything. Some Luthiers do offer 5000 $ instruments as reward for competition – this is a bad business also but for some it might be the right choice.RobMacKillop wrote: I was really pleased and excited, right up to the point where they said they would charge me 5,000 UK Pounds for the privilege
BTW you can hear the album for free on my soundcloud site:
https://soundcloud.com/robmackillop/set ... -fantasias
My point is that Naxos gave the opportunity to a very big number of very young players to have their CD's sold over the entire planet and most of the guitar recordings are from the Laureat series and it is normal that not all of them are very original - but even like that...you have some very serious artists within it. Without talking of the recordings of specific repertoire..20 years ago you would go to a record shop and find: Segovia, Williams, Bream, Barruecos and that was it then basically. Norbert Kraft is an outstanding sound engineer and I can't share your opinion about the quality of production. Norbert Kraft is a very good guitar player himself and I think you should listen to his recording from the Naxos Label - it is really something...Naxos also made guitar musica available and known to a much larger public which is a real achievement for us all.Pedro Izq wrote:Great that naxos gives us so much guitar offer and unknown repertoire sometimes.In addition, the prices are not expensive. On the other hand, the productions and the quality of perfomance are sometimes not very good.
This is one of the greatest things about NAxos, and i'm not just talking about the guitar, either. Most other labels this size fill their catalogue with a few top stars recycling the same old junk.Pedro Izq wrote:...unknown repertoire sometimes...
I have to agree. The quality of guitar recordings has been excellent since his involvement. It may not always be my favorite "sound", but the production is very professional, very experienced.ChristianSchwengeler wrote:... Norbert Kraft is an outstanding sound engineer ...
100% agree! And again, its not just confined to their guitar output!ChristianSchwengeler wrote:...Naxos also made guitar musica available and known to a much larger public which is a real achievement for us all...
Naxos is terrific. Thanks for the recommendation. I have his Domeniconi CD. He’s a great player.
I am glad you like it. I have his Domenciconi also and do really enjoy it!larryguitar wrote: ↑Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:14 pmNaxos is terrific. Thanks for the recommendation. I have his Domeniconi CD. He’s a great player.
Things are especially good with Naxos because I have my Mac Mini, which streams to my stereo, using a display dongle called the Luna to send its screen to my iPad so I can control everything from the couch.