Recently I published the recordings of six piano pieces I’d composed. Getting the recording even close to how I wanted them to sound was a struggle. Once the six pieces were recorded to audio, it was time to submit them to the streaming services. I’m writing this post because I couldn’t believe how quickly my tracks were up in stores and ready to be streamed. I submitted them late in the evening, and by the next morning, they were up. By that evening, they were on YouTube and in iTunes stores. I’m a big fan of CDBaby, and again, they did not disappoint. So what are some of the steps when submitting your album or single? Cover art, some idea of the genre of your submission, and the best audio recording you have.
Not being a graphic designer, I need all the help I can get. I use two companies to make my cover art; the first is Storyblocks because of the price, legal protection, clear-cut rules, and good selection. The next is Fotor, a photo editing, graphic design online wonder for me. The program is easy to use and can do so much that it’s incredible for a fair price.
Next is knowing who or what you sound like, or at least enough to figure out the general genre of where your music should be placed. There are a few questions that will help your rock album not end up in Folk Music.
The final thing is to make sure your audio is as perfect as possible because once it’s up, it’s relatively hard to take down to edit, if possible.
Since I’m older now, looking back, making and selling recordings could only be achieved if you had deep pockets. Now anyone can record and share their passion, music, and art with a simple determination and the push of a button.