A lot of things have lined up for today and I would be totally remiss not to take advantage of it and let it help fuel what I’m doing. First, the date, it’s December 1st (and a Saturday, bonus!). For some purists, this is the first allowable day to play Christmas music, so there will be an increase of web surfing for Holiday music. Second, I have three finished pieces that I can put on the site to show it’s more than just a one shot CD and Third, I have a commercially acceptable song in We Three Kings. The time to strike is here and let what I’ve done stand on its own two feet and power the rest of the project as well.
So off I go to SellMusicDirect.com [Edit: site no longer exists] to upload the music. Since I haven’t said anything since the beginning about this, I’ll recap a little. I have a PRO account with SellMusicDirect.com. This means I can put up to 6 CD projects in this account and they will not only sell downloads, but will also manufacture CDs on demand, as long as I’ve put together the CD and artwork. That way I can sell the CD without having to carry a minimum amount of inventory. Great deal for what I’m doing. I go into my account and start to set it up to sell The songs and I’m met with a Genre list that I classify the song. I was working first on We Three Kings and this is the list that I got:
Now there’s no Holiday genre and no A cappella genre, so the question becomes, what genre do I use? From what I’ve seen, most a cappella music usually get put in the jazz genre because the industry doesn’t seem to know what to do with it, so I’ll put it in Smooth Jazz. We’ll see how that goes, if I get any feedback based on a miscategorization. I also chose to have it listed as podsafe, though I may go back and change after rereading what the site’s definition of podsafe is. So now it’s out as a downloadable single at BuyMusicDirect.com [Edit: site no longer exists], as well as Christmas Angel and A Round For the Holidays.
- Music available for purchase online