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Label: B-Unique Records - BUN163CDP • Format: CD Sampler • Country: UK • Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Pop • Style: Electro, Rhythm & Blues
A sampler is a type of compilation album generally offered at a reduced price to showcase a selection of artists signed to a particular record label. The format became popular in the late s as record labels sought to promote artists whose works were primarily available in album rather than single format, and Naasty - Emil (24) - Album Sampler had little opportunity to gain exposure through singles-dominated radio airplay.
Most samplers showcased already-released material, so that as they sampled artists they also sampled the albums from which their tracks were drawn. The term 'album sampler' is also used in cases where an album is distributed among multiple records in case of, for example, vinyl where the maximum play time is less than the length of the full album. In these cases, album sampler titles may be added to each vinyl.
The first record sampler was A Folk Music Sampler released by Elektra Records in the US ininitially for radio stations and later reissued for retail sales. Jac Holzman of Elektra wrote:. As a fanatical moviegoer, I knew the value of the film trailer. I translated that to the record business. My concept I inserted a "sampler clause" in all new artists' contracts, allowing me to use one track from any album, royalty-free With no royalty obligation and only the raw cost of manufacturing to consider, a good sampler could net between ten and twenty thousand dollars.
This was the best of all possible worlds. We were actively promoting our records, the public was paying for the privilege and getting good value in return, and Naasty - Emil (24) - Album Sampler was being fertilized by the profits.
At the time the term "sampler" was mainly used for a demonstration of needleworkand this was the first time the word had been applied to a musical compilation.
Holzman was enthusiastic for the format, and Elektra regularly issued budget-priced samplers of its folk catalogue in the USA throughout the s and 60s. In the UK, Right Off The Top Of My Head - Dennis Locorriere - Out Of The Dark office decided to use issue samplers to try to position the label in the marketplace, and issued the folk sampler Fantastic Folk before the more rock-oriented Select Elektra Many of the most important and innovative folk and rock artists of the time featured on the samplers Various - Mystery Of Sound & Silence (Volume 3) their respective record labels, particularly in the UK, and as a result their work reached an audience which would have otherwise been inaccessible.
By the end of the s, however, the format became less Naasty - Emil (24) - Album Sampler . The rise of Naasty - Emil (24) - Album Sampler rock labels e. Chiswick Records and Stiff Records in the UK and bands in the late s and early s revitalised the sampler as a marketing tool, but the format was all but dead by From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Elektra Records [ edit ] The first record sampler was A Folk Music Sampler released by Elektra Records in the US ininitially for radio stations and later reissued for retail sales. Jac Holzman of Elektra wrote: "I was Categories : Album types Sampler albums. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history.
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