I thought the thread should be closed because I approached answering it from every point of view, but I just missed that "pay for his time" argument. Nice one.I think it's a nice idea. A small entry barrier to stop anyone and everyone flooding his inbox with tracks and also paying him for his time to listen to the submissions he is given. Trance tracks are usually pretty long so it must take a substantial amount of time to go through and find new material. It also means his label has another source of revenue which is good for them, as lets face it, no one is buying music anymore.
Look at it this way, the label is offering more value ((up until now) free promotion), though I guess it depends on who's the producer and which label is it. The label makes money for that promotion. But it's all negligible, really.The producer is offering his product. If anything, the producer should charge the label.
LOL! Producers started charging money for the feedback, what's next? Paying labels to sign music when you want?
Why not though? He is taking time of his day to listen and then giving a kind of professional consultation. Many other services in the world operate like that. He does have an expertise that could be beneficial to a lot of people if the feedback is good.
No.In my world that's unacceptable
With $10 I would be surprised if the feedback were anything larger than a paragraphHe's found a way to make some extra money and if it works good luck to him. Not sure how much feedback he will provide, a whole essay?? Obviously if you like his work his feedback will mean something to you but what kind of music does he produce now. Isn't it fairly generic 138 stuff?