Over the last few months, I've been fortunate enough to acquire a few very good recordings. I've had a lot of people asking me to sell them copies, which is something I have problems with - first of all the only person who should make money out of recordings is the artist, and secondly, I just don't have the time to make lots of copies of shows.
So, the site is running CD trees. CD trees consist of branches (people who are willing to make copies) and leaves (people who can't make copies.) I'm planning on no branch having to make more than 6 copies of any show, but we'll see how it goes.
Signups have started for the next tree. It's going to be the Jazz Cafe gig from last year.
Signups have started for the next tree. You need to be in the database by June 14th.
Please only signup as a branch if you can make copies within 2 weeks of them being sent out. Ideally, branches should be able to make 4-6 copies, but it will depend on numbers.
There's a new signup procedure. Either send an email to email@example.com, or go to this page. Once you are subscribed, you'll then need to go into the database section of Yahoo groups, and add yourself either as a branch or a leaf. If you sign up as branch, you need to have a CD writer. If you sign up as a leaf, then you'll have to wait a bit longer for the gig. I'll use the mailing list to provide status for the tree, including the tree structure. So you'll need to check your email.
I'll try to structure the tree so that most of the leaves will have a branch in their own country. The way I'd like it to work is blanks and postage. So each person in the tree will send 2 blank CDs, a padded mailer, and return postage to the person above them in the tree. For overseas trades, I'd suggest it's a 2:1 trade. But you can work out your own arrangements.
I'll ask the branches to contact their leaves once they have the CDs. I would recommend the leaves contact their branch to set things up.