EP Release: Friday, April 21st
Back to my roots I'll go on Friday, April 21st to release my debut EP "Will Play for Coffee."
I couldn't be more excited to *finally* put this music out into the world. Tickets can be ordered here: <http://bit.ly/2nOSgUU>
This is something I've been meaning to do for a while, I just wasn't ready to take on the project when I first decided I wanted to do it. The scary part of independently releasing music is not knowing the process. So, here's what it takes to push out an EP from start to finish:
- October: booked everything (audio guy, venue, etc.)
- October-January: wrote most of my music. After work I spent 4-6 hours per night at my piano, writing music.
- November-January: promoted concert to record live EP
- January 19th: Recorded EP at Drekker Brewing in Fargo (this step would have taken far longer if I had recorded in a studio)
- February: chose songs for EP. Had songs mixed & mastered. Googled "how to release music"
- March: chose CDBaby as my third party company to digitally distribute my music. I followed their process to upload my audio, to fill out logistical information, and to pay them to submit my EP, "Will Play for Coffee" to music distribution channels such as iTunes & Spotify. I checked the box that says "pre-order date?", because I thought that would be a neat option.
- March: Searched "Lacey Guck" in iTunes until my EP was actually available.
- March: Had to contact Apple & CDBaby to solve technical issues with the link to my EP pre-order.
- March: designed artwork for physical EP. After much deliberation with myself, I finally purchased/ordered physical copies of my EP.
- March: Decided to release my music in Mills. Booked the Cultural Center for April 21st.
It takes drive and persistence to get your art into the world. But, for me, it was and is worth it. To have something tangible to share with people is priceless.
Thank you to all who have supported me so far, and I can't wait to see familiar faces in just a few short weeks! Here's a special sneak peek: