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Risks and challenges
As I mentioned above, the first and major challenge was finding interesting music to sample as this is a legal remix project. Sampling hit songs was not an option as getting permission to sample such songs is almost impossible. I had sent some requests and I did not even get a response. Therefore, I had to resort only to music I could obtain permission to sample, public domain music, royalty free music, and music licensed under the Creative Commons License to avoid infringing on any copyright protected works. It was like an artist composing a painting with a limited number of colors on his palette.
The second challenge was to know what to mix out of the limited source music. It took me four years of searching, researching, chopping and remixing to get here. The samples of the preliminary tracks included as part of the video show the results of my effort.
The third challenge is to come-up with CD cover art. In addition to my architectural education, I also happen to be an artist and illustrator. So, I do my own art. The CD artwork in progress is what you see here. I am in the process of finalizing them.
The next to last challenge is to find a publisher. I am considering a company that is a subsidiary of Amazon in order to make the music available for sale at Amazon.com in addition to the other distribution channels. Artists can not set-up I-tunes distribution directly unless they have published more than 20 albums. The only way to get I-tunes distribution is through another company (distribution channel) by paying set-up fees and cuts from the sales. It will be a matter of finding the right distribution channels.
The last challenge will be getting the most promotion for the funds available. I am researching to find the right promotion vehicle.
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