Actually, I'm listening to all arguments and taking them in account, and I made some adjustments.
It's clear to me that from what I read, none of the posters will help me. Sad for me.
However, to answer your question, for the sake of the otherwise interesting discussion:
Why would anyone pay $1,000,000 for something that typically sells for $1 (a MP3) and is easily copied?
One would not do that, I'm not selling an audio file, I'm selling a unique handwritten score.
In music the .wav (.mp3, .off, .flac, .mid, .aif to name a few) is NOT the art.
It's a digital file that represents one possible performance of the music (if we're talking,
as I said, about classical and jazz).
Well, I agree, the wav is not the art, however it's the closest way to capture it (that and/or a video).
Actually, a video is better I think.
If you were listening to an audio tape of a piece by Chopin, and you knew Chopin itself
(which obviously is not possible, but just for the sake of the discussion) was playing,
would you be more delighted that if it was played by another piano player? Probably.
So even if it's not the art itself, it still has more value when performed by the artist itself.
So, maybe the sound, or video, if they are authentic (for instance a video of erroll garner),
would just be the context to accompany the handwritten score (well, in the case of erroll garner, there is no score
by him, from what I know, but you get the idea).
So yes, wav is not the art, and then I will ask you this:
is the whole package (handwritten score + audio context) worth being in a museum?
Thank you for the data you're sharing about other ways to get big money.
Sure, I won't create another link (because it may be seen as a spamming action), but if you read
the whole discussion again you'll find what you're looking for.
I have made 5 compositions so far, the latest being the best:
fly me to the moon, happy birthday, clair de lune (moonlight sonata), tico tico, when you wish upon a star.
I had no intent to set a price on them at first, but then I wanted to have some fun and try something unusual.
Hope you enjoy them.
... I'm not a bad guy ...
Maybe the way to go is to sell it as the lead item in the Neiman-Marcus Christmas catalog
Well, that's an interesting idea, we simply need one person to do it.
Maybe a bunch of person acting the same way with the a leading cause would be more efficient.