So this is where we are folks……and decisions need to be made soon which will require some feedback from YOU! Below is the tentative artwork for the vinyl record. I was able to add a lot of you to the liner notes on the back sleeve of the LP. I certainly wouldn’t be here without you guys!! “Rooms Full Of Gardens” is set for digital release July 1st. You will be able to stream through iTunes Radio, Spotify and Shazaam after July 1. The EP can be downloaded through iTunes and Bandcamp. Upon research I have read that Bandcamp has higher quality download files. Which means the songs might sound a little better to a trained ear. This means the download link you will receive from me will most likely be through Bandcamp. You can easliy add the EP to your iTunes library by doing THIS.
Q and A…..
Would you like a download code emailed to you the first week of July or would you rather receive it in your Reward Package?
I’m adding a sticker to the $25 Reward Package and tee shirt/sticker to the $50 + Reward Package.
Timeline or Vinyl Production Breakdown:
Recording of EP: done
Mastering of EP: done
Artwork Design: done
Merchandise Design: tee-shirts in production, stickers ordered
Cut Mastering at Capitol Records/Studio: in production now and should be done by next week.
Pressing of Record on Vinyl: Once United Record Pressing (Nashville TN) receives the lacquer/metal parts from Capitol they will begin the pressing process. They have indicated that this usually takes about 8 weeks. So if all goes well then you all will receive your vinyl copy by mid September. I am so pumped to send these records out to people!! Just keeping you all in the loop.
So I just realized how much planning and brainstorming is required in properly releasing a creative project. In this case an EP. The only thing I’m firm on right now is track order, title and mastering company. Now the real work ensues with following topics circulating in my head like a paperback book in a tornado: Kickstarter, vinyl, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Shazaam, duplication, distribution, live performance, promotion, investors, social media, review outlets and bloggers.
These sort of things don’t lend themselves to kindly to the creative process. I mean how can I start writing again and ignore exposing these little gems I’ve recorded? Songs not exposed or revealed to listeners remain unborn and never grow. So my plan is to get behind these songs and give them wings. Till next time…..send me an email..firstname.lastname@example.org love to hear from all artists and people.