I just posted on www.bsmrocks.com/blog about this and am interested to know peoples views.
As a label I really enjoy releasing compilations but as time goes by they seem to get harder and harder to sell. I guess with the content (in the most part) already being widely available there's not so much in it for people to want to part with their cash anymore. We release a bunch of free digital samplers every year but I want a physical product too, at least once a year ideally.
How can compilations be made exciting again? As a consumer, what makes the difference for you? All new tracks? Enhanced content? Nice packaging? Low price? I want to know what we can do to make these things as exciting as possible. (FYI: any answers of "stop putting crap music on them" are not useful!)
If anyone has a couple of minutes to share their thoughts, here, on the blog or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org I'd be really interested to hear them.