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Title: Album (Music) Credits Getting Buried?
Post by: Nicky D on October 07, 2010, 04:39:07 pm
Hey guys.  When I check music on iTunes  I can't find album credits anywhere. I have  learned that you are not ALLOWED to include credits in your art work...so it's purposeful.  Wasn't the point of credits  that they were available to see at the point of sale and were stuck to the product that was purchased.  Guilt by association is the way we get work and for some, develop a kind of brand  (CLA).  What's up with this.. and how do you guys feel about it?

Title: Re: Album (Music) Credits Getting Buried?
Post by: KB_S1 on October 07, 2010, 04:48:20 pm
If that is correct it is rubbish.

With the way that the Web operates we should be getting more detailed credits and information available with a simple click.
Title: Re: Album (Music) Credits Getting Buried?
Post by: Nicky D on October 07, 2010, 04:55:56 pm
KB_S1 wrote on Thu, 07 October 2010 15:48

If that is correct it is rubbish.

With the way that the Web operates we should be getting more detailed credits and information available with a simple click.


I'm open for correction...actually hopeful I'm incorrect...but it seems this is the way it is...and I feel the same way you do about it.
Title: Re: Album (Music) Credits Getting Buried?
Post by: ktownson on October 07, 2010, 04:56:57 pm
Maybe few are taking advantage of it, but there is this:

http://www.apple.com/itunes/lp-and-extras/

Title: Re: Album (Music) Credits Getting Buried?
Post by: compasspnt on October 07, 2010, 08:30:03 pm
Here's what Catapult offers for "Digital Booklets" irt iTunes.


http://www.catapultdistribution.com/front_digitalbooklets.ht ml
Title: Re: Album (Music) Credits Getting Buried?
Post by: KB_S1 on October 08, 2010, 12:35:14 pm
The LP and Extras sections certainly look interesting.

Now that iPods and phones have good colour screens it is a great way to enrich the portable music experience.
With the iPad you can almost get back to holding an LP sleeve.
Title: Re: Album (Music) Credits Getting Buried?
Post by: Chris Moore on October 08, 2010, 12:59:56 pm
Labels should really get it together and offer some sort of "digital booklet" with their downloads. Not only is it good for displaying the album credits, it boosts the value of the legal download. Many illegal downloads already contain full high quality scans of the album art and booklet, in addition to being better sound quality (FLAC or even 24/96K LP rips) than iTunes offers.
I feel like labels shortchanging customers (by giving them low quality files and no booklet/liner notes) for nearly the same price as a physical CD is part of what is turning off music customers to buying music. Also having the album credits invisible to the customer is no good for producers/engineers/session musicians who rely on the credits as a "business card".  
Title: Re: Album (Music) Credits Getting Buried?
Post by: mgod on October 09, 2010, 01:31:08 pm
Chris Moore wrote on Fri, 08 October 2010 09:59

I feel like labels shortchanging customers (by giving them low quality files and no booklet/liner notes) for nearly the same price as a physical CD is part of what is turning off music customers to buying music.

And so on, and so on, and so on...