The Music Plays Because YOU Are Listening. — The question is how is music being listened to these days? Music and the music industry is not dead: people just have more choices in how they want to access the stream of sound-waves.
I recently went on a roundabout walk and was quite amazed how diverse people were at their businesses in accessing a music playlist: from Radio, USB playlists, phone playlists, Jango(wow! Do people listen to Jango in South Africa?!) to Silence(on purpose because they don't want to pay licensing to SAMRO). I did not find a lot of CD's and no tapes(my mom still has tapes in a box.) Apparently if you are planning a music tour in Thailand- they do still buy tapes! That is why I decided to go the pay-as-you-go route for cd production.
A bit of history would be: I used to write my own Cd's with cd sticker and apply it with a stomper. Then I had it replicated via a (very expensive) replication process involving paying for a glass master.
The manufacturer closed and I lost all my glass-masters😳.
And yes I know there are other people around who do the same thing (demanding minimum of 200 units). Truth be told: even if I sold 200 I will not recover my cost for the CD's: I need to SELL 500(not give away...)
Pay-as-you-go duplication it is with an industry professional(ask me if you are interested): small runs assembled with sweat and passion: eyeballing it to make sure it is perfect and THAT makes me smile. No stress and pressure about moving stock or trying to convince somebody to buy it for coasters in sets of six.
Thus I made 20 "Somer Kersfees" CD's. I sold 5, gave away 12 to Radio stations(by the way most radio stations now accept Dropbox submissions) and I am keeping one as a souvenir, one for my mom as a Christmas present
and drrrrrumrolll the last one is a #PRIZE!
(you can win it if you send me proof your request was played by midnight Christmas day 2017!) NOTE: The radio-stations in the picture has a hard copy of my "Somer Kersfees" CD: it would be such a Christmas gift to us if you would play along and request ONE SONG on the album please! I suggest:
(Yes, it does have an ISCR code: it's like an 'id' n