Cast Recordings for Regional Productions

December 6, 2017 2:00 pm ET

We all know how difficult it can be for new musicals to have productions beyond their premiere without high-end demos or a cast album. Sean Patrick Flahaven (The Musical Company and producer of dozens of cast recordings) will share insights, advice and examples of how writers, composers and member theatres can create recordings that help shows live on. Registration for this webinar is open to NAMT members and Festival Alumni writers.

  • 1:32 – Sean Flahaven’s introduction and overview of The Musical Company
  • 4:24 – Recording of a new show and what complications can get in the way
    • 8:29 – How much is the recording going to cost?
  • 17:42 – Releasing the cast recordings
  • 20:28 – Explaining royalties
  • 22:15 – Answering Questions, Subject Below
    • 22:15 – Reviewing the cost for the distributing services
    • 23:48 – How contracts vary between demo and album contracts
    • 25:30 – What should come first, the distributing deal or the demo recorded
    • 27:32 – Specific challenges recording musicals
    • 32:23 – Recording the band and the having actors sings or should it be recorded at the same time
    • 35:45 – Resources for emerging writers for recording quality demos
  • 39:50 – Conclusions

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