The Detroit Gospel Reissue Project has generously been funded by a matching arts grant from the Knight Foundation. Sales for the subscription series will go towards matching the funds set aside by the Knight Foundation.
The following budget was for when we thought we were releasing 5 LPs, rather than 6 LPs and one 7". We will simply raise more money than we had initially planned to cover the costs.
This is an average of what we will spend per title, in the interest of full transparency, and love. We are so grateful for this level of support, which allows the project to pay artists and/or labels as well as others involved a decent rate, while delivering a quality product at a low cost.
BUDGET Detroit Gospel Reissue Project
Full breakdown per release for Detroit Gospel Reissue Project
5 LPs -- $7,200 apiece total, including pre-production, expanded artist payments and licensing, manufacturing, and publicity for each release
$2,600 Artist license/ royalties
$300 Graphic design
$350 LP Liner notes printed
$400 Audio mastering
$750 Cover jacket printing
$1450 Vinyl manufacturing
$550 Lacquer mastering and two-step plating
$200 CD duplication (largely promotional/ for the artists) -- though we wil likely offer CD versions of the series here in a few days! No tapes though sorry.
$7,200 SUBTOTAL for each reissued releases
$36,000 x5 releases = TOTAL for the entire project