From the title you would probably think something has happened that I have been trying to get done for a long time, and you would be half right.
To me it feels like forever but in the grand scheme of life it doesn’t even warrant working out the percentage of my life I have actually put into it.
Ladies and Gentleman, I present – ‘Unnecessary Noise’. My Debut EP.
What’s strange is that when we focus on something so much, it all consumes us, it becomes us and that’s kind of how I have been lately with writing and playing and working towards this moment. The stark reality is that only a handful of people will probably hear the material and to be fair, I can accept that.
You see all the worlds great explorers did not discover wonderful new worlds because someone re-tweeted the coordinates. Christopher Columbus didn’t discover america because someone shared an instagram of some native indians getting mashed on peyote. Things are there to be discovered, so I will leave my little EP floating around in the ether we call ‘Cyberspace’ and hopefully every now and again someone comes across one of the tracks and enjoys it.
This kind of brings me onto to pay or not to pay. Many arguments and opinions are generally thrust upon artists when they come to a point to release music and I guess I can only speak from my own ideas and thoughts. I have spent the best part of 6 months writing, practicing, recording demos, buying equipment not to mention the cost of the studio time and the cost to manufacture CD’s. Throw into the mix the time family and friends invest to support you and afford you the time to do certain things to achieve your goal and that’s a fair sum.
Even after all that I still find it difficult to ask anyone to part with their money, after all how can anyone conceivably coerce someone who has never heard of them or their music into paying for it? But then you have the dilemma of just straight giving it away. By doing this are you admitting your music is worthless and all the time and effort everyone put in is not worth a penny??
I think i found my solution (I stress MY solution) – Some websites allow you to upload your tracks and then leave the price to the consumer/fan so essentially you pay what you think it’s worth no minimum and no maximum.
We don’t do this for money I think that’s obvious, every open mic you attend you can spot the musician a mile off, they’re the one drinking tap water!
So there you have it. My EP is up on for streaming (free) and bandcamp where you can physically download it.
So what are you waiting for???? Go discover that new world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!