Just getting anxious. Haven't had my fix in awhile of what is coming up. Just wondering when we will get the coming attractions to what you guys are putting out.
Posts: 2246 | From: Palmdale, CA, USA | Registered: Oct 2001
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I'm signed up for those emails, and haven't received anything in ages. I've even tried adding my name again, and it tells me I'm on there already.
I figured they skipped adding anything to the new release page after Dec 18th because of the holidays, but it's unusual this late in a release day for nothing to be added to that page. Hopefully, SC hasn't found it necessary to go secret about this again.
Thanks, just happy to hear that I have a chance to find out what is coming out and when I can get it. It's just one of those things I look forward to.
Posts: 2246 | From: Palmdale, CA, USA | Registered: Oct 2001
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Well, they've updated the release page. No specific dates mentioned other than February. Might I give a hearty WooHoo! for this disc. I saw that another label had done Toby Keith's Weed With Willie, but you guys did that as well as the Taliban Song. Awesome looking selection.
8862 COUNTRY HITS - VOL. 168 THAT'S A WOMAN - MARK WILLS CITY OF LOVE - MARTINA McBRIDE SIMPLE LIFE - CAROLYN DAWN JOHNSON GOD'S WILL - MARTINA McBRIDE MY LAST NAME - DIERKS BENTLEY THE TALIBAN SONG - TOBY KEITH SONGS ABOUT RAIN - GARY ALLAN SHE'S NOT JUST A PRETTY FACE (COUNTRY VERSION) - SHANIA TWAIN COAT OF MANY COLORS - SHANIA TWAIN & ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION AMERICAN SOLDIER - TOBY KEITH DRINKIN' BONE - TRACY BYRD THIS LOVE - LeANN RIMES WEED WITH WILLIE - TOBY KEITH DAYS OF OUR LIVES - JAMES OTTO HOW'S THE WORLD TREATING YOU - ALISON KRAUSS & JAMES TAYLOR
Hey BC, Big huge thanks for Taliban Song and Weed With Willie. You can rest assured two of those discs are already sold. Thanks again, GaryC
Posts: 426 | From: Oklahoma City, Ok | Registered: Jan 2000
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Sorry for the delays. We're just doing a little redecorating, retooling and reinvention.
The releases posted on the website will be out in a couple weeks. Then the next release a few weeks after that.
I expect 8861 and 8863 to be in the second of those releases, but one of them may not make it until right after that - which is when 8860 should be available. And we will probably have out of sequence releases more this year than previously.
8860 is an R&B disc, 8861 is a 70's & 80's disc and 8863 is a Party/R&B disc.
8860 has some really classic songs SC had missed over the years, including a few from Stevie Wonder and the Temptations. This disc probably won't be out until April.
8861 includes songs from: The Cars Cheap Trick Rick Springfield The B-52s Cat Stevens James Taylor Jefferson Airplane New Riders of The Purple Sage Mott the Hoople
8863 also has lots of classic songs SC had missed over the years. Some the artists include: Otis Redding Wilson Pickett Martha & the Vandellas Jackson 5 and Janet, too
Later on this year, we'll have more Headbangers, Can't Stop The Hip-Hop (old skool), Party, R&B, Standards, Shut Up and Dance, Movie Madness, and more of the usual.
I moved these posts from the Song Requests forum to reduce the redundancy.
marcolake Member Posts: 448 Registered: May 99 posted February 10, 2004 10:11 PM -------------------------------------------- WHERE ARE THEY??? IT HAS BEEN NEARLY TWO MONTHS..I AM HUNGRY
Tim D Member Posts: 202 Registered: Jul 2002 posted February 11, 2004 12:53 PM -------------------------------------------- Boohoo.
Lonman Member Posts: 182 Registered: Nov 99 posted February 11, 2004 02:14 PM -------------------------------------------- I am hungry too..........i'm going to Subway!
BC/Studio Manager Administrator Posts: 3023 Registered: Oct 99 posted February 11, 2004 04:54 PM -------------------------------------------- The previous auto release was on January 8th.
The next release - posted on the website for several weeks - will likely be the week of February 23rd.
DanJ Member Posts: 1815 Registered: Apr 99 posted February 11, 2004 05:54 PM -------------------------------------------- BC, is there a story behind the scenes about why the extreme slow down in new releases that we may hear about, or is this part of your previous postings about piracy causing you guys to maybe re-think how many songs you produce?
Thanks BC, was scared for awhile, but thanks for the fix. Any chance of a guessing game? Well I'm biting for just for fun, anyone else?
8861 includes songs from: The Cars - You're All I Got Tonight/Bye Bye Love (hoping for another 2fer) Cheap Trick - She's Tight (too many people requesting this...but still hoping for Downed) Rick Springfield - I've Done Everything For You The B-52s - Strobe Light Cat Stevens - Moon Shadow James Taylor - Shower The People Jefferson Airplane - Ride The Tiger New Riders of The Purple Sage - I Don't Need No Doctor Mott the Hoople - All The Young Dudes
8863 ... Some the artists include: Otis Redding - My Lover's Prayer Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally Martha & the Vandellas - Dancing In The Streets Jackson 5 - Dancing Machine and Janet, too - Black Cat
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8861 includes songs from: HERE ARE MY GUESSES: The Cars - "Moving in Stereo" Cheap Trick - "She's tight" (i can hope) Rick Springfield - "I've Done everything for you" The B-52s - "Summer of Love" Cat Stevens - "Another Saturday Night" James Taylor - "Up on the Roof" Jefferson Airplane - "Somebody to Love" New Riders of The Purple Sage - "Panama Red" a big hit for them I gather Mott the Hoople - "all the young dudes" anyone else wanna guess?
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8863 PARTY SONGS - VOL. 2 634-5789 (SOULSVILLE, U.S.A.) - WILSON PICKETT FUNKY BROADWAY - WILSON PICKETT JIMMY MACK - MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS NASTY - JANET JACKSON SEPTEMBER - EARTH, WIND & FIRE I WANT YOU BACK - THE JACKSON 5 I WANNA GET NEXT TO YOU - ROSE ROYCE YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A STAR (TO BE IN MY SHOW) - MARILYN McCOO & BILLY DAVIS, JR. FA-FA-FA-FA-FA (SAD SONG) - OTIS REDDING DANCING IN THE STREET - MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS FLASHLIGHT - PARLIAMENT ABC - THE JACKSON 5 IT'S YOUR THING - THE ISLEY BROTHERS THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE - JANET JACKSON CAN'T TURN YOU LOOSE (LIVE VERSION) - OTIS REDDING
Let us know when you're going to release the 70's & 80's disc! I'm DROOLIN' here over this one!
BTW, I see you have Toby Keith's "The Critic" coming out. This makes 5 off "Shock'n Y'All". You guys thinking off a "Shockin'" Star disc, perhaps? As for his next single, not sure if it means anything, but Whiskey Girl has been the latest single in Canada (instead of American Soldier). Not sure if it was the radio stations that decided that (hard to think they could agree on anything) or if it was the record company using Canada as a trial balloon to see how the song played before releasing it, or picking something else, in the US.
I knew to go there to check--what happened was I saw the listing for 8862 and wrote it off, thinking that nothing new was there. It didn't occur to me to scroll down--just thought the newest stuff would've appeared first!
Posts: 1595 | From: Willoughby Hills, Ohio, USA | Registered: Apr 1999
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RE: "Sorry for the delays. We're just doing a little redecorating, retooling and reinvention". For some time, I have been a cat hair away from deciding to discontinue relying on soundchoice. This is based on the following reasons. 1) You are releasing less and less new titles every month. 2) The bundling of songs is problematic for me...and no matter what options are available - build your own, other series, etc - none of them provide a satisfactory solution to my problem with your bundling. 3)You do not cover enough of the latest popular songs on the radio...and I do not care how much usage they will get in a year from now becuase karaoke is lucrative enough to fret about a few hundred dollars a month.
And now you are undergoing problems with distribution.
Regarding buying new material, my current karaoke business plan has always been to buy all soundchoice spotlight series, and then only buy other sound choice series when I absolutely must have a song that is not available on the spotlights...this sucks because I end up with duplicates...but I bite the bullet to maintains some kind of consistency in my business plan. (By the way, the build your own option does not support all titles...that's just one of my many beefs with your bundling.) If I absolutely must have a song that is not available anywhere on soundchoice, only then will I buy other brands.
If my business plan changes, I doubt very much that SoundChoice will play a part in the new plan....the SC discs I already have have will stay but I probably will not buy anything else. There are many good brands out there that are just as good quality as SC and are less expensive.
That’s an interesting perspective from a business-to-business context.
It’s a challenge to please the different customer needs. We are thrilled and lucky to create a product that people hold in high esteem and take into consideration when they are building their own businesses. KJs are the core business of Sound Choice, and, will, hopefully, always be a core part of our business.
But, similar to a family that starts with an only child and then grows larger, we have added multiple markets to our core business. Naturally, all the attention and resources cannot be devoted to the only child. Our resources have to serve the core business and address or fuel the correlated businesses, too.
Coupled with other economic realities of the core karaoke business – piracy, competition, high production costs for high quality - developing new markets was a survival requirement, and that’s what has been happening at Sound Choice for the past couple years. This means that we have to use our resources to fit the requirements of the big picture – delivering different products to multiple markets in multiple formats. We take the music that we produce initially for the KJ market, and serve different markets - the home consumer, the mass merchant retailer, Xbox, downloads, and more.
We certainly don’t ignore the KJ market, but we have to treat it differently than 5 years ago. Add to that, the KJ market is where we have the most problems in earning our investment back - not only due to piracy, but also due to lots of lower priced and quality competition. We don’t have a “distribution problem”. Our distribution remains the same as it has been for the past 5 years or more – other than the new, additional markets and spaces we have entered. But, over the past 2 years, we have modified our production output, and reduced the number of songs we produce and the number of discs we release. (Based on the number of releases from the past 4-5 months, it seems like some of our competitors have possibly reduced their disc output, too.)
As to the disc release schedule, this year may see more balance between new/current material and our traditional, catalog material. We fully expect to continue many of the existing disc “titles” that we have developed over the years: 70s & 80s, Headbangers, All Made Up, Storytellers, Blues, Movie Madness, etc. But… that also means more compiled Spots of previously released SC tracks for “artist” discs – Def Leppard, James Taylor, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson and others come to mind.
We are aware that this doesn’t help the loyal KJ customers who have many or, sometimes, all of our Spotlight discs. But it’s too economically sensible to ignore, and there are too many customer requests for this kind of disc.
Our goals and plans include expanding Sound Choice into new and different markets, while, at the same time, keeping our leadership position in the core KJ and home consumer markets. We will continue to do our best to serve these new markets, and hope to satisfy and please all our customers.