Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Now available on

Another digital distributor has picked up the album,
MusicNow, this is cool.

They offer major label artists as well as independents, purchase albums $9.99 and "a'la carte" permanent downloads 99 cents (WMA 'plays for sure' compatible).

MusicNow subscription memberships include a streaming service for $4.95 a month, and a "listen on demand to anything" for $9.95 a month, and they are offering 14 day free trials. The company also provides music services for other retail companies.

So, to recap, starting writing, recording and mixing in June 2004. November, 2004 the Utenzil CD was released on CD Baby.

Since then, the CD has gone into digital distribution and is now available on two outlets, MusicNow and MP3Tunes, has been played on two separate and different podcasts. Have I "made any money" yet? Expenses have not nearly been covered, no.

Now, this is a primary difference between the DIY artist and those with promotional machinery and resources behind them. I'd have to say that a lot of DIY artists are just as listenable as many majors, but to get "a product out" and listened to is hard work, and the investment doesn't always pay off for the majors or the indie.

this blog is not so exciting is it? This Canadian TV site is kind of exciting and they have a beautiful spokesperson, something else the Utenzil organization lacks :)


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