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albondiga

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English/USA
Hi all,

The context is a novel, in which a band is deciding whether or not they will record an album. They go get price quotes from some recording studios, but "Uns wurden Zahlen von mehreren zehntausend Dollar genannt." One of the band members then says, "Selbst wenn wir das Geld hätten, ich glaube nicht, dass wir es mit den Tantièmen reinspielen könnten."

Is he saying that, even if they had enough money to record the album, he doesn't think they could make it back (i.e., the money spent) with the royalties they would earn from the album's sales? Or is he saying something different?

Thanks for any help... :)
 
  • Demiurg

    Senior Member
    German
    Is he saying that, even if they had enough money to record the album, he doesn't think they could make it back (i.e., the money spent) with the royalties they would earn from the album's sales? :tick:
    "reinspielen" is colloquial for "einspielen" (to bring in). => Duden, meaning 5
    5. durch Aufführungen, Veranstaltungen o. Ä. [wieder] einbringen

    Beispiel:
    der Film hat die Produktionskosten eingespielt
     
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