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« on: March 31, 2017, 01:00:24 pm »

Hi. Completed my first proper single. Recorded a latin-styled jazz fusion song at a recording studio. I'm battling with myself to release a single and using it as a marketing tool or hold back and complete the CD or EP. Problem is to complete a whole CD is bloody expensive.

Anyone went through the same scenario? I'm pretty sure some did? I have all songs written for the whole CD by the way...just don't have the finance to complete the project at this time.
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2017, 02:27:20 pm »

To be brutally honest the market for instrumental jazz fusion, or at least the music that implies to me, is non existent in South Africa so if you release a single now or an album later the net effect will probably be underwhelming.

The question is, what's your goal? Do you want reach, or financial gain cause I think that changes the circumstances entirely.

I'm going to put out there that if it's something you are really passionate about rather put out the single now, then spend time learning about recording yourself and instead of wasting money at a studio create a sustainable and upgrade-able home recording scenario, it'll probably cost the same as the total studio time but you'll be much safer in future for it which will allow you to continue to create the music you wanna create without worrying about the financial drop you'll have to make to put it out, this will free up further funds for marketing rather which for this kind of music to start up you'll need to figure out and invest heavily in cause your market is basically not this country.
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2017, 03:32:36 pm »

At least let us hear it?
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2017, 08:28:10 am »

Hmmm...I guess I'll have to figure out the marketing part yet. Haven't gotten around to that yet. Also will be a challenge as I'm not a full-time musician and studying part-time on top of that  Undecided

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- Make back the money I invested
- Lifelong goal to release a CD
- Become famous lol
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2017, 01:20:36 pm »

Put the tune on songtrader, and hope that one fine day something like it will be needed. Then you stand a chance of making money, also. sign up with Sound Exchange in the USA, they collect royalties for musos world wide, excluding Russia and China, and don't waste your time with SAMRO here in SA.
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