I need some advice. Those of you who have known my music or me for a while probably also know that I released my first recording way back in the pre–historic, tape–bound era. (I was, like, 3 years old... oops, why is my nose getting so long?!) The cassette was called Topaz, and I sold the first run and about half of a second run, and then moved over to CD when I recorded A Handfull of Quietness.
So here’s the thing. Although I have a few copies of the cassettes left, I don’t ever plan to sell them again. And I have been including some pieces from Topaz on my more recent recordings, as they belong with other newer music.
There are, however, a few that most likely will never make it onto another CD project, at least not any of my CDs! (You are, of course, free to record them yourself; let me know & I’ll set up the royalty payment with you!)
I could release Topaz as a CD through AudioLife, and all the Topaz music would be in one place, just like old times. I would still be using a few of the Topaz pieces on Drivin! and most likely on another project I’m starting to dream up (because I really cannot finish one project until I have three more dancing around in my mind).
Or, I could just release the pieces from Topaz that are not likely to be on other CDs of mine in this yuga or the next, as digital singles through CDBaby. They would be available for purchase as downloads there and at iTunes and all the usual places. And the other pieces that I am planning to use on Drivin! and the as–yet–unnamed CD would come out in CD and digital format when those projects are completed.
What do you think? Weigh in in comments here or on Facebook and I’ll enter you in a drawing for a free copy of Drivin! (due out in the autumn).
And while you’re at it, if you know of a way to recycle cassette tape, please let me know!
Offer for comments stays open until midnight Mountain time, July 29 — two full weeks. Have fun!