Why are we making albums?

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Bill Saunders

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« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2018, 06:48:25 PM »
The challenge is delivering something that others genuinely get pleasure from listening to!

That’s a great ambition @mickyplankton but if nothing else, make sure you enjoy it! As the sadly departed Pete Shelley said, (words to the effect)...we do it because we love it, you’d do nothing if you spent all your time worrying about what others thought about your music.

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« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2018, 04:52:23 PM »
Yes, there are some great stories here.  Good luck to all who have aalready and those who intend to present new albums. :-)

I'm going to  postpone my new album for a little while. It was originally scheduled for release in the early part of 2019. I mastered so many songs that there are now enough for three 10 track albums but......

Something happened unexpectedly and a fourt  album came along that has now been mastered. The artwork has been completed and very soon, it will be unveiled.  I have decided to invest a little time in promoting this new (joint) album as I don't want it to disappear without promotion.  Hopefully, the details of the new project will be shared soon.

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« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2018, 08:48:43 AM »
I guess the thing used to be...

1. Hear a song on the radio.
2. Buy the single
3. Buy the album when it came out
4. Go and see them live on tour, they'd play songs from the next album

repeat...

Now music is so easy to obtain and hear, I think the Album is now a container for a bunch of songs , thats all, with SC and other sites acting like a record shop.

How many of you would pay 99p for one of my songs?

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« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2018, 04:43:48 PM »
How many of you would pay 99p for one of my songs?
I would! Is your music for sale anywhere?

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« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2018, 07:58:45 PM »
Hi,
Nooms and I did our EP recently and for me it was partly to see how you can produce and complete a project, get it finished and published on CD and digital distribution. And it was partly the joy of giving friends and family the gift they never knew they wanted. Or as PaulAds, said ego.

I am planning to do a properly produced studio LP sometime in the future and recognise it’s a vanity project and nor cheap - once my vocals pass muster. Why? Because I can, and I want to be proud of my simgs so again vanity. I’m not sure my family, who endure and have become immune to my prolific output are too bothered. I’m sure over time wicked’s legacy point will resonate.
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« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2018, 08:43:11 PM »
I have no plans to make an album so you can all rest easy and breath a sigh of relief..LOL ;D

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« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2018, 08:41:37 AM »
How many of you would pay 99p for one of my songs?
I would! Is your music for sale anywhere?

Vicki, goodness, that's really kind of you,  I've got a dormant Bandcamp account so I'll put a few up there for sale and see what happens, which one would you like ? I'll send it to you.

Rich

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« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2018, 08:46:10 AM »
How many of you would pay 99p for one of my songs?
I would! Is your music for sale anywhere?

Did you release your album Vicki? if you did how's it faring?

Rich

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« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2018, 03:47:21 PM »
How many of you would pay 99p for one of my songs?
I would! Is your music for sale anywhere?

Did you release your album Vicki? if you did how's it faring?

Rich

I did, Rich! Depending on what all I consider production costs, I sold enough so far to cover maybe a quarter of what it cost. :D I will take the CDs with me whenever I go anywhere, especially when I'm performing, so I'll sell a few more. So far I have 8 digital sales and 14 physical CD sales. I'm singing at a Christmas party on Saturday, so maybe a couple more will go then.

I have an EP in process at the moment, but it'll probably just be digital, which will save a lot of up front expenses. I wish I could "print" CDs on demand.

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« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2018, 07:45:57 PM »
I have never made an album. Years ago I was in a band and we did an EP.

I do want to make an album of some of my more recent songs. I hope to accomplish it in 2019.  It will be a very modest undertaking, home recorded and produced, home made artwork.

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« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2018, 09:28:45 PM »
Go for it @mikek A lot of guys on here and elsewhere do it that way and why the hell not. If you need any help or advice this is the right place to be for sure  :)