The process of creating and producing “Recaptured” has been educational and, as expected, I have learned a lot.
The thing I hadn’t even remotely anticipated, though, is how others find the undertaking inspirational, in addition to liking the music itself.
I don’t recall ever having felt as honored as I have by these intelligent and creative friends telling me how they felt after I released the CD.
In fact, the key to having done it is that I never for a moment seriously considered that I couldn’t. As one of my friends pointed out, the technology has finally caught up with us and I’ve seen that for awhile now. I just had to find the right motivation to get the ball rolling and away we go.
I only hope some of the songs themselves are as inspirational as the accomplishment has turned out to be.
In any case, from writing that first song to registering the final recording with BMI, including performance, recording, mixing, mastering, graphic design, electronic distribution, copyright registration, obtaining physical duplication for a finished product, promotion, and synchronization licensing, I’ve pretty much done it all now. I’ll start work on a new album after the first of the year for my own part and I hope that I will perhaps be able to help others with their projects in the future.
If you’re in New Orleans and you’d like to get coffee and find out something about what I’ve learned, let me know. I’d like to see a healthy recording industry here in New Orleans again and if I can have something to do with that, it would make me very happy indeed.
Here’s to an even better 2012!
Oh, and you can download the album or buy a CD at CD Baby!