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Did you earn something off your (unreleased) works?
 

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Are you able to monetize your remixes though or is it just the original works?
 

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Are you able to monetize your remixes though or is it just the original works?

You have the option to monetize anything but then it depends if it gets blocked through copyright.

But my main point here is about labels...arnt they suppose to help and support artists and not deny them money or any reward for years and years? Imagine this happening in the pop world...
 

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I'm sure labels have costs too. Mastering, marketing, percentage that stores take, tax etc...and even then they don't really earn much (I think). I believe that this is at least how they can stay afloat. And they are doing you a favour by releasing your tracks, not the other way around. It's not so black & white.

Money isn't in releasing music anyways (especially in small scenes), we know that. But now there's Bandcamp, Patreon and the whole WWW, so producers can get creative in how they share their music with the rest of the world and get some money for it.
 

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I'm sure labels have costs too. Mastering, marketing, percentage that stores take, tax etc...and even then they don't really earn much (I think). I believe that this is at least how they can stay afloat. And they are doing you a favour by releasing your tracks, not the other way around. It's not so black & white.

Money isn't in releasing music anyways (especially in small scenes), we know that. But now there's Bandcamp, Patreon and the whole WWW, so producers can get creative in how they share their music with the rest of the world and get some money for it.
Yeah,why do you think i went to Bandcamp. Its just the way these labels set thresholds high so they never have to pay most of the artists - no wonder more producers are going to Bandcamp and self releases.
 

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Honoured to be mentioned by a Trance legend!

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3 million views when the original barely has 100k views across multiple videos, that's nuts.
I am convinced that C.E.R.N - The Message has the same aesthetic as the 2006 d&b track CLS - With No Light to Guide My Way. That would also make for an interesting chilled out track.

Im not sure why this one is so popular,its getting around 6K plays a day...maybe its just cos its an epic melody crossed with the space theme. I think chillout/ambient can be more accessible to a broader range of people around the world - there will be lots that simply dont like 'beats'.
 
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Which is just me sat in the garden posting links on small forums, haha.

Thrillseekers and Solarstone should sign up right away. This forum works wonders :)

Edit: It's remarkable though, the stats you posted. It's pretty much unbelievable you have almost more than 2 very big trance artists combined. Aritsts who travel the world and have positions in the top league of trance, play on the biggest ASOT events, and get continues support on ASOT.
 

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Thrillseekers and Solarstone should sign up right away. This forum works wonders :)

Edit: It's remarkable though, the stats you posted. It's pretty much unbelievable you have almost more than 2 very big trance artists combined. Aritsts who travel the world and have positions in the top league of trance, play on the biggest ASOT events, and get continues support on ASOT.

Having said that,on Facebook Solarstone has 178k and Thrillseekers has 98k. And i have just under 3k,its really hard for me to pick any followers up on there which is a bit strange. Not that i care much about FB anyway - they limit your posts and all sorts on there.

But id definatly expect those two to have many more YT subs...Solarstone posts so many tracks and Steve has done his popular 'Connected' vinyl mixes all the way through lockdown. Maybe they will blow up soon.
 
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Thrillseekers and Solarstone should sign up right away. This forum works wonders :)

Edit: It's remarkable though, the stats you posted. It's pretty much unbelievable you have almost more than 2 very big trance artists combined. Aritsts who travel the world and have positions in the top league of trance, play on the biggest ASOT events, and get continues support on ASOT.
Saturated genre (trance) vs. unsaturated genre (orchestral/ambient - always has an audience). Also, @Magdelayna remixed Hans Zimmer, who has a much bigger worldwide name recognition than The Thrillseekers and Solarstone.
That being said, Magdelayna is probably getting a lot of views and subscribers from people who like Ambient and Hans Zimmer. The Thrillseekers and Solarstone get subscribers from their fans. That is evidenced by the difference in Facebook likes that Magdelayna talked about in the comment above.
 
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