Hello lovely people!
A few people have asked me about why I haven't put my songs on iTunes, so I thought I'd do a little post about it.
I originally didn't put 'A Woman You Don't Know' on iTunes because of the song 'Poetry'. Within the song there is a lyric, 'moon wrapped in brown paper' - a direct quote from a poem by Carol-Ann Duffy. I didn't think this would be an issue, the quote being so short, but I thought I ought to check it was actually ok to include it in the song before setting about distributing the album. I wrote to Carol-Ann Duffy's publishing company and they allowed me permission to use the line as long as I only produced 1000 physical copies of the CD. - Their permission did not cover downloads. So I decided not to put the album up on iTunes.
Recently I've come to realise that I should've just put the album up without the problem track! Duh. But then I had to research the best way of getting it on to iTunes, and I'd had good and bad reviews from friends about all the sites I'd considered using. So it was just a bit of a pain in the bottom. Each aggregator company requires payment in some form, whether it's an annual subscription to keep the album on iTunes or a percentage whenever a track is sold.
However, I've now just gone for it and used a company called Ditto Music to put my first album (A Woman You Don't Know) on to iTunes and Amazon (as digital downloads). Apparently it takes between 24 and 72 hours to show up on iTunes, so hopefully I'll be able to provide a link soon.
If all goes well I'll be using these guys to release my EPs too. :) Fingers crossed it all goes to plan!
I've been working solidly the past few days so tonight I'm going to treat myself to a night down the town with my lovely sister and her lovely boyfriend. :) I need to get out a bit more or I'll become a reclusive hippy hermit. Or a crazy cat lady. I'm definitely already on my way.
TTFN lovelies. xxx
What I'm listening to at the moment:
I wish I'd written this song! Though it would be pretty tricky having not met anyone like this. :P Yet. :)
Also, I love Emeli Sandé. What a talented lady, strong and individual - everything I admire.
P.S - I just noticed that at the very beginning her sleeves are turned back, then as she begins to play...TADAAAA! Magic. ;)