Closer Than You Vol 3 - Will feature current Florida Ska bands. The CD will be released by Citrus Records, Tampa. The release will have digital distribution by 24 Hour Service Station and CD distro by CD Baby, Interpunk, and other outlets. We are shooting to now release a double CD. Get familiar with some of these incredibly talented Florida bands that will be featured on the comp:
Broseph Skalin (Tampa Bay)
Rude Squad (St Petersburg)
The Duppies (Gainesville)
The Supervillains (St Cloud)
Control This! (Orlando)
The Apes FLA (Tampa)
The New Rulers (Dunedin)
Rocksteady @ 8 (Sarasota/Tampa)
Stop The Presses (Miami)
Johnny Cakes and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypso (Tampa)
The Ambassadors (Orlando)
Spred The Dub (Palm Beach)
Can't Do It (St Petersburg)
Victims Of Circumstance (Clearwater)
The Methodaires (Ft Lauderdale)
General Tso's Fury (Fernandina Beach)
The Brentford Sound (Ft Myers)
Magadog (Ybor City)
Funkman's Inferno (Pembroke Pines)
Chilled Monkey Brains (Tallahassee)
Cold Spot 8 (Orlando)
Stereoytype the Masses (Miami)
Saganaki Bomb Squad (Clearwater/Tampa)
Good Shepard (Miami)
Risks and challenges
Citrus Records would like to release a 2 disc CD and press 1000 copies to start. To do this we will need funds to pay for all aspects of the production from start to finish. Below is a list of the process and a step by step of the cost and time involved for this production.
Contact and collect music from all bands
Furnish contracts and legal documents if requested
Master the music at a recording studio (est cost: $100.00)
Work with graphic artist for CD artwork and posters (est cost: $500.00)
Work with CD production company order 1000 CDs (est cost: $2200.00)
Mail out cost, promo and ads (est cost: $200.00)
The risks we are up against are many.
1. There is a chance the CD will not sell and we will be stuck with boxes of unwanted product.
2. There is a chance that the bands may not deliver the music and time lines may not be met.
3. There is a chance the CD's may not be pressed and produced to our standards and quality.
4. Artwork may come out inferior.
- (55 days)