So as the recording process reaches an advanced stage, I am sitting wondering how it is you go about sorting out a label to help you put the album you’ve slaved over out to the world.  I know I’m not going to be able to address this issue until we have a sampler available to send to various labels but it’s knowing where to look, knowing who might just like what we’re doing enough to help us get it out there on a wider level.  I won’t lie.  Financially this is going to be a very difficult release for us.  I personally do not have a significant amount of cash lying around for such purposes so the support of a label in terms of production etc becomes increasingly important to me.  And as I look around at all my friends bands with their deals or labels helping them release things, I realise that this album may, once complete, sit on my shelf or on a hard drive for a significant period of time.  It’s truly something that worries me.  I guess I’m just not sure how to get interest from people and I suppose without generating interest there is little chance of labels even noticing what you are doing.  I  do have contacts who I know will help me out, but I would love to have peace of mind and know that there is a label out there offering their support at this time.  I have been thinking a lot recently about this issue and know that the only option available to us might be to set up our own label and put it out on that.  It’s something I have to seriously consider and something I will be sitting down this week with a friend to discuss in more detail.  So whilst the recording is going great, the actual reality of what happens after that is something quite unknown and quite concerning.  I guess I’m going to have a lot of time on my hands to figure out the next step, I just wish I knew where to begin to be honest.

2 thoughts on “Album

  1. To be honest, given how easy it is to get digital copies “out there” via iTunes et al, I’d say it’s better to make an online EPK and use that to (hopefully) get good reviews/quotes/etc from blogs/print media/etc, and just press a few CDs to sell by mail order and at gigs.
    Then there’s a chance you can build a “buzz”. That way (if the record and gigs are good enough) the labels will hunt you down. Let ’em beg!

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