Thursday, November 18, 2010

Redline Project Turns 400

First the great news: over 400 people have downloaded 'Thursday,' the album I produced this year and am giving away online. That means over 400 people are checking into my music -- 400 more listeners than I had a month ago.

Now the bad news: If stalling load numbers are any indication, I have possibly exhausted my social networks. If I am going to continue to publicize the availability of this free download, I have to think outside the Facebook and Twitter boxes.

My first goal will be to contact the local papers and publications, hoping that charitable souls will like the project and furnish it with a bit of press. If my readers have publication brainstorms, I would be delighted to know.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Album Release

The big moment for which I have been waiting is finally here. 'Redline Project | Thursday' is finally live and available for free download. Pop the bubbly. Clink the glasses.

I am not requiring anything in return for the download. It is a free gift without strings attached.

If you enjoy the music and want to give something back, the best thing you can do is promote the free download. Ideas for promotion:

1) Add a link on Facebook.

You can write your own paragraph, but if you are not up to it, you can copy the one below:

My friend spent a year recording an album, and now he is giving it away for FREE! Visit to download it.

2) Send an email to your friends.

3) Write about the project in your blog.

4) Tell friends in the break room at work.

5) Vote for Redline Project on November 2. (Just Kidding)

Today is the culmination of a tireless year of writing, recording, editing, mixing, mastering, producing, and now distributing. I am delighted to share the product with you, and I sincerely hope you enjoy the fruits of all this effort. Cheers!

Friday, October 29, 2010

About To Go Live

Containing my excitement is proving to be a difficult task as the 31st of October approaches. When you check back on this blog in less than 48 hours, there will be a link to a new website. From there, you are one click away from downloading 'Thursday', the album I have worked so hard to release in a year's time.

As I have been saying, the music is entirely free. Free to download, free to listen, free to share. FREE, FREE, FREE!

My hope is that all downloaders will want to return the favor and help me promote the album through word-of-mouth, social networking sites, and all other imaginable venues. 10,000 downloads is a big goal, and it is only possible if the listening community comes together.

It is difficult to believe the day is almost here. Jitters.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Three Weeks

Three weeks remain until 'Redline Project - Thursday' is finally released. The album will be available for free! Anyone who wants to download the music may do so by following a link that will appear on this blog on October 31.

I am hoping that readers of this blog will help me promote the free download by using Facebook, Twitter, and Email-blasting the news all over the web. Thanks in advance.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Can't Touch This

This announcement has me straightening my bow-tie. Redline Project - Thursday is on its way to the Library of Congress, which means that all of the tracks I have worked hard to finalize are now officially copyrighted.

Two steps remain before I can pound the 'complete' stamp onto the Redline Project.

1) I need to create a small website from which anyone can download my album.

2) I need to figure out how to convince 10,000 people that they should download my album.

Step one is easy enough because it is within my control, and since the download will be completely free, I feel the second step is not entirely out of reach.

If I still have the honor of your readership on this blog, please consider helping me promote the free download at the end of the month. By using the social media outlets available to us, I believe we can wrap this up. Thanks in advance to all who will help me get the word out.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Project Title and Album Cover

You are looking at the official cover art for the Redline Project album. 'Thursday' is the recording's title, and it is named after its final track.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Wrapped Up

I spent the evening nipping and tucking the last little glitches of the Redline Project tracks. Sitting in a folder on my desktop are ten complete and final tracks. Ready to go.

Tomorrow they ship digitally to a friend from New England who has agreed to master the project. Once his work is complete, and after I officially copyright the materials, this project is ready for the world.

What a year; what a project. I am elated to wrap this puppy up. All I need is 10,000 people to download the music, and the Redline Project is a complete success.