... and I have so many CD's from bands.
I've gone on record (no pun intended) many times how I feel about hard copies, but I have SOOO many CD's from bands and I can only imagine 70% of their run is sitting in a closet or a basement.
If you can't sell enough in the first 2 months to offset the cost of manufacturing, I'd strongly consider other options to get your music out there.
... even though it's not that expensive to press up 500-1,000 discs... especially once it's split between 3-5 people... it's (another) mental thing. You see something you're (hopefully) really proud of but nobody is hearing... or you see the all too common (real effort, investment, and sacrifice) failure to launch a career in music.
... so many CDs... some are good, some are awful... and sometimes the bands themselves would tell me their record is awful... and if it was made in the last 5 years, that's a shame.... unless they self recorded/produced... then I'm happy for them... you learn a lot doing the process that way.
So... I'd like to thank everyone who's reached out the last week. Again, to clarify, I'm not dying, and I'm not quitting music/recording/etc... just changing things up next year... and while some people would see this as a step backwards, and perhaps they're right... I think sometimes you need to dive head first into that squiggly line on the chart of success to realign yourself with your goals.
... and it's ok for your small goals to change en route to your big goals.
... enjoy the journey but be aware of the results you're after.
... I need to clean the bathroom here... for the last time.
P.S. I can't wait to get back to full band rehearsals. That Theory Of A Deadman tour is coming up quick!
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