How dare they assume that the mass market is still not into film music.
It's not an assumption. It's a conclusion that the evidence supports, which is why very few of the niche soundtrack labels announce "limited" runs in excess of 10,000 units. To sell to the mass market would require pressings in the hundreds of thousands or millions to be able to be sold at FYE, Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, etc., and the niche labels don't have that kind of capital. They cater to a very specific cross-section of the music-buying community that relies on message boards, blogs, the labels' sites themselves, the social media the people operate, and certain events the niche fans attend, such as signing parties in L.A. and the film music concerts in Europe and Boston. The mass market is
into film music, but tends to be content with the first version of whatever score soundtrack is presented for sale, and doesn't worry about buying the reprints and expansions. Those of us that do worry, we are the select few thousand that the Intradas, FSMs, and LaLaLands cater to.
We are the one percent.
A modern set up would require an investment. maybe the system they use now is more then adequate and upgrading is not worth the expenses.
Exactly. Sure, the orders they receive via the website might be tracked in some kind of database so they can track their expenses -- which could logically be exported to Excel or some other program to print sheets of Avery shipping -- but I don't know if it's tied to usernames and their addresses. LLR's website is run through Yahoo Shopping and lets you place orders using a variety of logins -- Google, Yahoo, or AOL -- or lets you be anonymous by using PayPal or a guest login for each purchase. There doesn't seem to be one singular LLR login name you must use to make a purchase like Intrada or SAE require. I may be mistakenly using the effect of the system to justify the cause of not using a label system, but unless they decide to create a single database for their names and addresses, they would be cutting and pasting or retyping the data to print each label, and by then, they could have just written on the envelope. Either way is time consuming, and while writing so much hurts the hand after awhile, it saves the money of not needing to buy the label material.
La-La Land sent out an email indicating that they will have Star Trek TMP back in stock on July 2nd
Did anyone who placed an order for TMP with ScreenArchivesEntertainment get theirs? I bundled this with a bunch of other albums -- one of which is Intrada's Charade, which is also on back order to replenish stock -- so I'm wondering which album is holding up my order, because with SAE, it's all or nothing; you don't get partial shipments like with MovieMusic or Amazon.
I suggest a full frontal assault with automated laser monkeys, scalpel mines, and acid.