More BTTB updates: Another 2 tracks finished, some album rearrangement, booking agencies and more stuff (CDs anyone?). Also, no update next week...
Another busy week working on the new Better Than The Book album! Lots of progress + some other exciting news! Lets get started!
Firstly, another 2 mixes for the album are done, meaning 8/9 of the songs are now finished! Only one more left, which is the collaborative track with Cyberdevil (lots to do on that one!). However, while I had originally planned to do a 9 track album, I've since decided add in a few short transition tracks / extended introductions to make the album flow together better. Originally I'd planned to make them parts of some of the tracks themselves but after discussing it with some of the Beta team, it appears that separating them would seem more appropriate. That'll be an extended intro to tracks 01, 04 and 07, which brings the total track count to 12 (still need to work out the track names). That means now that I guess 8/12 tracks are done, though 2 of these transitions are probably only 20 seconds or so long, and aren't really songs so hopefully won't take too long. Don't worry, though, since the album still effectively only has 9 songs, I won't be upping the price of the download, you'll just be getting a little more :D Hope you like the additions, and I think these little tracks will help make this project not just a collection of songs in one place, but a true album! Just a little more work to go!
Next, following some of the exciting news in the past 2 weeks, both Better Than The Book and Jabun have been signed (confirmed now) to the Lollipop booking / promo agency, which means if the demand is high enough (and I'm able to sort it out) that Better Than The Book and/or Jabun could be hitting the stage in the future! Again, no promises as it really depends on the funding we're able to receive for specific gigs (and whether I'm able to get a band together), but it's certainly exciting times! Whatever the future holds we shall wait and see!
More news, it seems like Facebook has been a great tactic for selling the last hard copies of the "One Small Step" EP. 8 copies left so grab them while you can (just send me a message if you're interested). On the topic of CDs, while I wasn't originally planning on making hard copies of the "Two Years On" Album, some people have been asking about it, so I'd be interested to know how many people would be up for a hard copy of the album, and how much they'd be willing to pay for it. I'd need to crunch the numbers, but if there's enough demand, I'd love to be able to do a physical release! Of course, the digital release would go out first, but I don't mind discounting the CD for those who bought the digital download! Maybe a good time to make a full album booklet too :D That'd certainly be fun!
That's about it for this week. I'm away again next weekend so there'll be no update next week, but I hope to have the audio mostly complete by the next update (not sure how long that final track's going to take as it still requires recording and a lot of work). Not long now though! Hope you all have good weeks and thanks as usual for helping support Better Than The Book and JabunAudio! Take care and see you in December!
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