Nicole Kidman’s Bump is Keith Urban’s Baby

Brody Vercher | January 8th, 2008

  1. Peter Kohan
    January 9, 2008 at 8:01 am

    There’s a thread on The Velvet Rope that disses Sony BMG for reissuing Wynton Marsalis catalog via Wounded Bird records. It’s labels like Wounded Bird and Collector’s Choice that allow fans to find those albums currently out-of-print and get their nostalgia jones on. Good for Collector’s Choice releasing those John Anderson releases.

  2. Brady Vercher
    January 9, 2008 at 9:20 am

    I’m all for reissues as well. I can’t count the number of times I would like to peruse an artist’s back catalog, only to realize that the majority of it isn’t available. Needless to say, it sucks.

  3. antonio
    January 9, 2008 at 9:30 am

    if nicole kidman’s bump is keith urban’s baby, then katie holmes’ bump was l. ron hubbard’s baby. that’s the story going around.

    so nicole dodged that bullet. no pun intended.

  4. Brody Vercher
    January 9, 2008 at 9:40 am

    Someone needs to reissue Guy Clark’s Warner Brothers debut album. That bad boy is hard to find and even though I hear it’s not as great as his other stuff, I still want to hear it for myself.

    There’s a crap load of Porter Wagoner stuff I’d buy if it were reissued.

    And the only Lefty Frizzell stuff I can find is compilation albums.

    While they’re at it, I’d like to get a copy of Bruce Robison’s 1996 self-titled album as well.

  5. Peter Kohan
    January 9, 2008 at 11:10 am

    If you guys have some extra cash lying around I could help you guys make the connections to reissue some of those titles yourselves, if you want to get into that business. Seriously.

  6. Brody Vercher
    January 9, 2008 at 11:31 am

    Lol @ extra cash. When The 9513 strikes it rich I’ll hit you up.

  7. Hollerin' Ben
    January 9, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    Isn’t the guy clark debut one half of the “best of guy clark” album that’s out. without spending any time at all checking anything, I was under the impression that his “greatest hits” or “best of” cd is just his first two albums.

    I could be wrong.

  8. Hollerin' Ben
    January 9, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    speaking of re-issues. Roger Miller is in need of re-issues in such a big way.

  9. Brody Vercher
    January 9, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    Hey, you’re right. The 1995 compilation Craftsman contains all three of his Warner Brothers albums. I’ve been too busy collecting his studio albums to notice compilations, but that works out fine because those are three of the five I haven’t bought yet. Woot.

  10. Peter Kohan
    January 9, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    I’m surprised more artists themselves don’t try and reissue their own out of print records via their own web sites, mail order, and record retail. The process is the same as when a label like Wounded Bird or Collector’s Choice goes to the repertoire owner and seeks those titles. I can remember numerous artists and estates looking to re-release their back catalogs under their own name.

    These days the artists have the closest relationships to their older and newly discovered fans, via their web sites, fan sites, fan clubs, MySpace, etc… They’d probably have to guarantee to purchase 3,000-5,000 units per title over a three-year deal term, at a cost of approximately $4-$5 wholesale.

    It may seem strange for an artist to have to purchase their own recordings, but think about it. The label won’t re-sell them the masters (although the way the industry is going I wouldn’t be surprised if those catalogs weren’t soon offered up at bargain basement prices). The artist can earn at least $3-$4 on the retail markup outright, and are also entitled to their contractually obligated artist royalties, and any mechanical royalties if they wrote songs on the album(s).

    Gotta love the record industry.

  11. Brady Vercher
    January 9, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    The Essential Guy Clark is essentially his first two albums reordered with one omission and one addition and there’s a compilation of the first two albums that you can get on Amazon. Both albums are being reissued individually on February 5th of this year as well.

    I think the album Brody is talking about is his self-titled debut for Warner Brothers, released in 1978. It looks like it’s available on the Craftsman compilation with two more albums he released on Warner Brothers, but not by itself.

    I’ve tried looking for some Roger Miller myself, obviously to no avail.

  12. Brody Vercher
    January 10, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Let’s say the artists did want to reissue some of their work and they ordered 3,000 units at 5 bucks a piece. They then turned around and sold the reissued work for $10 an album. They’d have to sell at least half of their units to break even on their investment. And that’s not including any marketing costs plus any other unforeseen costs. It doesn’t seem too bad since there’d be some return on investment, but would it really be enough to warrant the amount of work involved for an already busy person?

  13. Hollerin' Ben
    January 10, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Wait three years and way more stuff will be re-issued digitally. The upside is that profit starts almost with unit #1.

    I honestly have no idea why the big record companies who own the masters don’t have their own download store where you can by any record they’ve ever released. It would take a while to load everything up (can you say interns) but then all their material would be available and it would be all profit. I mean, there are probably thousands of albums that don’t make sense to re-issue (can’t sell 1500+ copies) that could sell like 500 copies. And if 10,000 titles sell 500 copies at $10.00 a piece, thats like….I’m no mathematician….a hundred billion dollars!

    So get on it record labels. This “out of print” business is so 1999.

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