In preparation for the digital release of some Detroit recordings I did last year, I am releasing a track called "Don't tell your mama" by CDO, to test the functionality of the aggregator and digital stores. It is critical that I understand how sales will take place worldwide, in order that I can control any income or royalties that are generated. I have always admired the musicians and producers who in the past have inspired me to write and produce new material. Should I be lucky enough to generate sales and a healthy income, after expenses of course, will use the money to pay for more sessions and residuals back to those who helped me get this far in the first place. The featured artists on my Detroit session have become instrumental in the success of the material recorded in March last year. They really are talented people and deserve a fanfare for what they do and have done in the past in the music business. In fact that sentiment goes to all the session musicians, producer, studio staff etc who could be bothered to help an English man achieve a dream session in the wonderful city of Detroit.
What I have learnt in the last 12 months is that the music business model is falling to pieces and digital media taking over via the Internet. Even CD's have issues, just like records did in the past. However, I will concentrate on the digital side of things, and still hopefully press some 45's for those tracks released in the digital domain. Once "Don't tell your mama" is available to purchase I will publish a press release and forward the track to any radio stations that may be interested. Then, I will concentrate on the Detroit material, so stay tuned.