Firstly, while I was waiting for feedback on the new album, I decided to test out a new music distribution service with the "One Small Step" EP. The result of this is that the "One Small Step" EP has been approved for Worldwide distribution, not only on my personal store at Bandcamp as previously, but also on all major digital retailers such as iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, as well as online music streaming services such as Spotify, and commercial radio! I have to say though, while I do like the extra exposure the distribution service provides, I have no control over pricing on any digital retailer apart form my own Bandcamp store, and the music is only available as MP3s as opposed to the range of formats supported on Bandcamp (including the high CD quality download). I'd therefore still recommend my Bandcamp store as the best shop. You'll also get more information about the album there, like album credits and lyrics for the full BTTB experience. Distribution on the new shops / channels should start within the next few weeks.
Next, a big thanks to the album testing team for their amazing feedback on "Two Years On". I can safely say now that the album is completely finished! I've also taken the liberty this week to register all the metadata, write up all the album credits, get everything ready for distribution, and create the album art too. All that needs doing now is chopping the album up into individual tracks and putting it up on the internet! "Two Years On" has received an even bigger positive reaction than I'd had hoped and I'm really pleased with the way it's turned out! At this late stage, I can and will reveal a concrete release! The album will be out on Bandcamp by the time I get around to writing next weeks blog post, with other streams such as YouTube, Newgrounds, and Worldwide distribution coming very soon afterwards. Make a note in your diary:
Better Than The Book
- Two Years On -
Midnight, February 6th 2016
Other news for this week, I've just been commissioned to do some orchestral arrangements for a School in California, which stretches my client base all the way across the USA now! Gotta try and get some clients east of Russian and South of anywhere to expand further. I don't think I can go much further north than Norway... Anyway, it's set to be busy times in February as I've got A LOT of orchestrating to do. I've also received dialogue audio for the new Tales of Zale Episodes by Hikarian too, so I'll be getting started on mixing that soon. Exciting times!
That's it for this week! It's going to be a busy and exciting week next week. Lots of orchestration to do and sorting out the final things in preparation for the new album release. Hope you're all stoked, it's certainly been one heck of a ride! See you all next Saturday and as always, thanks for supporting JabunAudio. Take care!