Still really enjoying my new laptop. I recently finally got my music software installed, and have been working on a new piece, which I think is turning out really well. It is great to be able to compose in high-def, 1920×1200 resolution. Less scrolling! And this laptop has 4 GB of RAM, which is great for loading up a bunch of virtual instruments.
Now on to some other news. As you may know, I have my CD single, White Castle Waltz, for sale on CD Baby. I’ve recently been notified by CD Baby that my music stinks and they will no longer sell it. No, just kidding, actually they sent out an email about changes they plan on making to the site very soon. Like, either tonight or tomorrow. One of the new features they’re adding is “the ability to sell single-song downloads” with a “music uploader, so you don’t need to send in a CD for your download-only titles.” I’m a bit excited a bit these new features. I’m still working on my album and will definitely sell it as a CD when I have an hour’s worth of new material, but in the meantime I think I’ll soon be able to sell the songs as I finish them, instead of just sitting on them. (Right now I’ve got White Castle, which I’ve already made about $5 off selling the download, On the Edge of a Dream, which isn’t available anywhere, but at least it’s on YouTube, so I suppose one could rip it from there, and The Dragon King, which I don’t have anywhere yet.)
What I might be able to do is offer a discount on my album once it comes out to anybody who had downloaded the MP3s… otherwise it seems a bit silly to buy MP3s only to re-buy the music on a completed album. Anyway, I’d have to work out the $$$ side of it, since CDs obviously cost money to manufacture…
And hopefully all this attempt at making some $$$ from my music won’t displease anyone too much, since I already give away so much for free… (though I do believe these tracks for my album are among the best I’ve ever composed… though I guess I’m always a bit biased towards my latest composition)
Ok, that’s all. There is no more.