Mixes are done! Single release date 8/31/14
So, all the mixing is done on the first 3 songs and they sound great! Keith Robinson did a fantastic job (and put up with my picky ass) on the mixing in his cool Brooklyn studio. I can't wait to go back in soon and do 3 more tracks!
I know I said previously that I'd be releasing an EP soon. Well, I changed my mind. In this day and age it seems like most people are downloading singles as opposed to albums. I read an online article recently that said, "According to Nielsen Soundscan, in 2011 there were 1.374 Billion digital transactions last year. Of those only 103 million or 7.5% were for albums. This means that approximately only 1 out of every 14 times a consumer went to buy music online last year they purchased an album. First with Napster and MP3's, then iTunes and the iPod, and now with streaming services like Spotify and Turntable.fm, the music consumer has repeatedly demonstrated that they prefer single songs to albums." Those numbers are pretty alarming, but it makes sense. I'm just as guilty as the next guy. When I shop for music on the iTunes store, I usually preview all the songs on the album and choose the ones that catch my ear the most. Instead of buying the entire album and skipping songs that I will never like (for the most part, sometimes they grow on me) I'd rather just buy the songs I want to listen to.
With that in mind, I have decided to do something a bit different. For the next 6 months, I will be releasing one single per month on the iTunes store. I will give announcements on my social media pages, as well as here as to when they will be available for download. In addition, I will be handing out free download cards at my live shows to anyone who signs my email list, or anyone for that matter who shows interest in me and my songs. I'm really interested to see how this turns out and I will be giving results here on my blog along with what steps I've taken to insure my songs are getting noticed in the cyber world and in the real world (which is which?)
The first single I will be releasing on 8/31/14 is "Western Moon" and like I said, you can get a free download card at my next show at Rockwood Music Hall on Aug. 31st or you can download it on iTunes that very same day. I hope you choose to come to my show though!
Till next time.