The band is really something that embraces the internet in ways that more and more people are taking advantage of. We will start a track and find people who want to contribute to it. The track usually goes across the internet and each person who is contributing to the track send WAV files, they are compiled and mixed down into what we end up getting out there for you. The mix gets sent to everyone who contributes so the production is a reflection of all parties in that track. That equality, for us anyway, really gets a great sound and makes everyone who contributed happy with the end result.
The band rotates talent and we really look for new people to contribute, so if you are reading this and have some ideas you want to contribute or add to let us know!
Song ideas are posted to our website and open for the folks in the band to review and see who wants to participate on it. If no one wants in on it, that song tends to become an instrumental like “Song 13” or “AntiMoorhead”.
Once we upload the track we distribute the track so it is streaming for free, and you have the option to go and own a copy VIA all digital distributions sites (iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, etc). We also try and market the song for film, commercials, or whatever… really whatever so feel free to contact us with anything.
When the song is sold, for ease of bookkeeping to make it something worth contributing time and talent to, we evenly distribute the money after recouping any expenses. The expenses are mostly connected with the digital distribution companies, we use CD Baby. We do not bother with songwriter vs performer pay or any of that stuff that most bands do. If you contribute to the track you are an equal owner in any profit that track makes, if a track you are not on sells than you are not entitled to any of the profits that song makes. I have always thought that the people who contribute to the song should have equal rights if they were anything more than a session musician. We do use session musicians too, currently we use Fiver. Those musicians get paid via Fiverr and not per track, so no residuals, that is just how Fiverr works.
I think I covered it all, any questions email us!