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5 Steps to self releasing an album!

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5 steps to self releasing an album!

With music equipment and software becoming cheaper and cheaper everyday, it’s becoming easier and easier to self-create a quality CD within the confines of your own home recording studio. So as creating and releasing your own CD becomes more and more accessible, more and more musicians are opting to do exactly that.

And why shouldn’t they? It’s a great way to spread your music (I don’t care if CD sales are plummeting, giving someone a physical product you can touch is always preferrable to a digital copy), as well as make some money off the music you’ve worked so hard on (if you’re selling the cds)

For those of you who follow me on youtube, you should know that me and my go-to singer/songwriter/business-partner Marque Benedicto self-released an underground rnb EP titled ‘Back To Basics’ earlier this year. We sold a few hundred copies (not as much as we had planned, but other things came up for us so the EP was unfortunately put on the back-burner), and the whole experience, from idea to selling the final product, taught me a lot about marketing and how selling music works in general.

Today i’ve decided to put together a quick guide on how to put together your own cd or mixtape from the idea to releasing and selling it.
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