Now that I’m contemplating a self-released album or EP, I need to think about the inevitable costs. Like any other project it’s important to think through the details because, well, that is where Devil lives. In those details. To help me work through this process, I’ve drawn on a great resource online for artists looking to release their own record. Among other things, there is a link to a resource on creating a budget.
Categorically, the costs divide up into (1) music production and recording; (2) artwork and packaging; (3) marketing and promotion; and (4) “other” expenses, which include online distribution. I’ll start to work my way through these and share some of the details in upcoming posts, including any additional resources I might come across.