If you have good music, people will listen and buy your music. But they need to find your music. I’ve done all your homework below and give you the 28 Essential Music Sites To Promote Your Music which will increase your income.
My main idea is simply trucking stuff from the warehouses on the edge of the suburbs into the more urban inner city where dudes on bikes and skateboards on buses etc don’t want to go just to get a bunch of blank CD’S or a USB drive or whatever. It makes me think I should be tailoring a service for marketing bars and restaurants, I should set up a page and a campaign for it, it would help give me an in, it’s a good start. Damn, and I was supposed to be avoiding thinking about money. Oh well, I’m just looking at the long term, having 6 or 7 businesses that run themselves and make about $500 a week during regular trading times would be suitable for me in 3 or 4 years.
Despite their usefulness, sleeves and envelopes are equipment and disc packaging materials that are not valued by many people. This is due to the many disadvantages they have. For one, they don’t provide ample protection like a CD jewel case does. If CDs or DVDs are inserted in these, and pressure is applied, then the discs will easily break. The paper will protect your CD or DVD from being scratched, but it does not provide a very sturdy support. Also, because they’re made from paper or paperboard, they can be rendered useless when they become wet.
Everything will be copied to perfection. If you have code and type errors, then expect to see them in each of the 1,000 CDs you have duplicated. Make sure you check each section, each word, each letter of your booklet and CD packaging before giving a go signal to your dvd duplication company. Although they will check for errors, you are 100% responsible for the content. Before sending anything, make sure you have included every name that you need to give credit, make sure the fonts are the same in every page, make sure the lay-out is perfect, etc.
You might need one CD burned, but since you might run into the trouble of the disk not being a top-notch disk, you might want multiple burned so at least one of the disks will work.
If you have a thousand compact discs burned, the price may be more than duplication. However, if you simply want one CD burned, it may be absurd to have one CD replicated mainly because the set-up is so pricey. In CD replication, you have a glass master made, after which a stamper should be created. This is done by custom-made, per order. That’s the reason it’s so expensive.
So what’s your answer? A digital download store. There is a new wave of digital download stores that for a small monthly fee, will provide a customizable website that includes a secure downloader, and they’ll send your profits straight to your bank account each month. You can set your own price, run specials and discounts when you want, or even make a special compilation that adds your tour poster as a PDF with each purchase. With a digital download store, you’re in full control of your album and your download site.
Burning Software – Most PCs come with some kind of multiple burning software like Roxio, but if you can’t find it I like to go with Itunes. If you’re making one at a time it’s really simple to get you tracks in order and it will even set them at the same level for you.