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This is a great interview with Aaron Rubin that gives some neat insight into Tom's studio/thought process, if you're bored. It is also available via podcast:

Couple interesting things were that Tom mostly writes when at the studio, he said he may come in with a riff but never a full song ready. (Ilan is the opposite) You could see how that could cause problems if blink couldn't get Tom to a studio... It was also interesting to me, that if Ilan writes a chorus or melody, Tom has a hard time putting words to it. So they let him sorta start it, and build from there. Some cool insight in here in regards to the songwriting process with Ilan/Tom/Aaron and how they have to communicate. He said Tom will change a song 600 times lol.

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20 minutes ago, Osgod said:

Don’t understand why bands don’t sell signed copies every time. Easy cash grab. 

If they sign everything doesn't that make them worth less?  Scarcity is part of the appeal

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32 minutes ago, Osgod said:

Don’t understand why bands don’t sell signed copies every time. Easy cash grab. 

Go sign shit for 8 hours and then tell me how you feel about it.

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10 minutes ago, scoobs said:

If they sign everything doesn't that make them worth less?  Scarcity is part of the appeal

They could either limit it to X amount (say /250 signed copies), or like most TTS stuff = just offer a signed version for ~$25-$30 markup. If none sell at that price, whatever, but a bunch will sell for what is essentially "free" extra money.

Case and point, I would've gladly paid $40 for a signed version of this, instead they'll get my $8. They almost always offer a signed version, so I was actually a bit surprised.

 

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I dont see they actually say 'vinyl' on website, just 7'....

For only $8, im wondering if these are actually that flexi-vinyl or whatever its called that they offered before

EDIT: on insta they use 'vinyl'

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On related note (costing $$);

Blink store just listed a halloween glow-in-dark poster limited to 100 numbered. (Size not listed thou)

And tshirt too.

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2 hours ago, Ry-Bread said:

They could either limit it to X amount (say /250 signed copies), or like most TTS stuff = just offer a signed version for ~$25-$30 markup. If none sell at that price, whatever, but a bunch will sell for what is essentially "free" extra money.

Case and point, I would've gladly paid $40 for a signed version of this, instead they'll get my $8. They almost always offer a signed version, so I was actually a bit surprised.

 

This! Just limit it to x copies. Collectors are happy and it’s easy money.  

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2 hours ago, Speedo said:

Go sign shit for 8 hours and then tell me how you feel about it.

If I get paid for it why not. It’s a job. A pretty easy and well paid one. 

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15 minutes ago, Osgod said:

If I get paid for it why not. It’s a job. A pretty easy and well paid one. 

Ehh, not really. How much money do you think you get from vinyl? I guarantee you can name any amount and it's way lower.

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1 hour ago, Speedo said:

Ehh, not really. How much money do you think you get from vinyl? I guarantee you can name any amount and it's way lower.

Which should be even more incentive to sign as many as people want and squeeze an extra $30 of free profit out of each one... 

In some instances the celeb’s time is more valuable than the $ you would make, but this is Tom’s office he’s at everyday. He could scribble 250 “TD” in less than an hour and make an extra $7,500 of free money. It’s such a no brainer, but for some reason a lot of musicians just don’t do it.

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On 10/23/2019 at 9:52 AM, Ry-Bread said:

Pretty wild that Tom said that the first one they filmed (which came out in July 2016) was the first time he had jammed with an electric guitar for a couple of years at that point. (So we're going back to ~2014....essentially no guitar from 2014/2015 which you can see what that did to blink)

Also a neat jam in there around ~9:16 I didn't recognize, new?

To be totally honest, for someone like Tom $7500 is maybe not worth a couple hours of his time.

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41 minutes ago, NotNow said:

To be totally honest, for someone like Tom $7500 is maybe not worth a couple hours of his time.

Ehhh, I think it def would be, but at minimum it would be worth the profit/revenue for TTS to report. Would take 45 minutes at most.

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19 minutes ago, Russel Coight said:
i hope this is funny and not cringe like rebel girl. Setup could have promise for lols.

LOL I had almost erased the Rebel Girl video from my mind until I read this. Damn it.

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