Hello my friends -
This upcoming Cornell Hurd Band CD will be our 20th self-produced and self-released CD.
Very few bands have done anything close to this.
self-produced CD can cost anywhere from 10K-25K depending on several factors.
We’ve been making our own records and CDs since 1974, so we've learned a lot about how to produce a CD efficiently.
On this CD we’re only recording originals, so royalty payments to other writers will be ZERO.
We produce our own records. We do NOT pay for an outside producer. Studio time and engineering only.
Our producer, Allen Crider, owns his own facility. This basically cuts our costs by one-half in this area.
I don’t over-press. We learned this lesson the hard way. Generally, we press 2,000 copies only in our first wave.
For the most part, the CHB plays on its own records. Very little spent on outside players.
What are the expenses?
1) Studio time
2) Studio engineering
6) Printing and pressing of CDs (approx $2500)
7) Shipping/promo costs
again, some of the pre-production work has already been done. Some of the
funding we can, as on every project, provide ourselves.
Initial tracks have been produced on the following songs:
1) Over the Hill and Down the Road
2) The Death of A Honky-Tonk Fool
3) Pretty Little Lies
4) Blues for the Big State
5) The Company of Strangers
6) While the Band Plays "Every Time We Say Goodbye"
7) (Real Love is) A Hard Act To Follow
8) Life as You Want It
9) Your Faith in Me
10) She's Like Brown Sugar
11) The One You Still Love
12) Cemetery Road
14) Coming Down (After Being in Love)
We have been performing Pretty Little Lies, Over the Hill and Down the Road and Blues for the Big State to an overwhelmingly positive response for months. We think this will be an excellent CD.
ANY funds we receive above our pledge goal will be used to produce this CD. All money will be accounted for.
thanks for stopping by,
Risks and challenges
Risks and challenges?
By participating, you've entered SHOW BIZ, as tough a business as exists on the planet. You are to be commended for your courage. It's a business where almost anything can go wrong.
BUT, by joining forces with the CHB, you've hooked up with a band that has released nineteen previous CDs and has been in fact, making commercial recordings since the mid 'seventies.
The exact release date is, of course, dependent on a number of factors. We hope to release this CD by August.
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