Mudcat Café message #873997 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #55892   Message #873997
Posted By: Genie
24-Jan-03 - 02:43 PM
Thread Name: Post-show CD Sales Surge?
Subject: RE: Post-show CD Sales Surge?
I mentioned this in another thread, but it may bear repeating.

How about selling some of these CDs at folk festivals throughout the year -- especially those where Mudcatters are performing.

Last year, for example, Reggie Miles, who is on the Plum CD, performed at Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle, so it would have been legitimate to have some of the Plum CDs available for sale there on that basis alone (along with information about the other CDs). In that venue, Mudcat would probably have to give the store that sells CDs for the Festival a substantial cut, but it seems it would still be a way of reaching a lot of folks who would not otherwise know about them.

Similarly, I think we could sell some at RainyCamp and Singtime Frolics, since some participants at those gatherings are on some of the CDs. Maybe there could even be a portable CD player with headphones for folks to hear one of the CDs (Plum, maybe?) as bait.

Since there is no extra charge for shipping and handling, I would think the best way of handling those smaller gatherings would be to have no more than 3 of each CD available for purchase at the gathering, but to have Dick's toll-free number and the other info right there and encourage would-be buyers to call from the camp to order them.