As you may have noticed, I am no longer concerning myself with the Hours project. Took too long, obviously.
I really want to finish my album before the end of the year; before Christmas if possible. So I’m going to try giving myself a deadline of October 31st to finish all the music for the album. October 31st 2011 that is! No, no, the end of this October. Part of me hates to give myself a deadline because I would much rather work at my own leisure, composing when I feel like it. On the other hand, I really want to finish the album. And I want to get working on other albums. I’ve got so much music flowing through my head lately that I really want to get out.
Fortunately I only have about 15 more minutes of music to write for the album to be at least 60 minutes long. So if I can write at least 5 minutes of music a week, I should be set to go. So for now I’m giving myself until Sunday, October 4th, to write 5 more minutes of music. I’ll let you know if I succeed or fail.
Then when (or if) I finish the music at the end of October, November will involve getting everything else ready to go, ordering the CD replication, and getting it out there (mostly to CD Baby and Amazon). I am hoping it will also be the first album of The Worlds Inside series I’m starting.
For a little while, I became a bit interested in trying to replicate some mini CDs. I thought they might be cheaper since they’re smaller. After researching around and asking for some quotes (since it seems not that many companies want to publish prices for mini CD replication), it seems it’s actually more expensive, I suppose because it’s just less popular. It would save on postage though, but not quite enough to make it worthwhile, at least not for a first album.
When you ask for price quotes from a bunch of different companies, some will just email you back a price, others will email your three times before they give you a price letting you know that you will soon be receiving a price, some fill their quotes with guarantees and promises and statistics of how many customers they’ve pleased, and some treat you as if you’ve already signed a deal with them.
Anyway, I haven’t really been up to much [that is not super top secret] lately. So I won’t write anything else in this post.