Help for the Self Published Musician

Posted: August 25, 2009 in Internet, music, Royalties, Self Publishing
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Considering the confusing terrain of today’s landscape for the average up  and coming musician, I believe I have finally devised a purpose for this blog that the website wants me to run. I will attempt, through these posts, to steer you through some of the pitfalls to avoid, and, more than that, to help you realize your dreams in getting your music out there, attracting fans, and (hopefully) getting paid.

When we started recording a new Goofy Guys album in early 2001, we had been inactive for four years. During that time, the world of online music had exploded beyond anyone’s wildest dreams, and so it was during our lengthy recording sessions (those of you familiar with our work are aware that we finally got around to releasing Butcher’s Premium: Chop House Originals in 2008) we were able to spend a great deal of our downtime educating ourselves about this process. As a result, I feel we have discovered all sorts of great resources available to the today’s musician – and, perhaps most importantly (because we are lazy and dense ourselves) the easiest and least complicated methods of making this stuff happen.

So stay tuned. In my next post I will attack what I believe to be the first and most important steps to take when you have a brand new CD (or for that matter, even one brand new song) that is about to be released. From there I will be posting a series of these pieces, and while I can’t promise that they will necessarily be in the proper sequential order, it’s all tried and tested stuff that works as of now. Some of this is probably way too basic and feels like spoon feeding, but I know there are some of you out there that are as internet illiterate as we were, and so hopefully this helps.

Like I said, stay tuned…

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