it’s not just any Tuesday. It is the Tuesday marking 26 days until my album release!
Today I received some disappointing news from a potential publishing administrator in the UK who was considering my catalogue. They love the catalogue…but……..
So, onward and upward. It’s not like I can’t administer my own categloue, because I can and I am. It’s just that I don’t have legions of relationships with music supervisors for film/tv/advertising/gaming placement, so I really need to find a publisher who can help exploit these copyrights. I am quite sure when my first single starts climbing the charts, these potential partners will start coming out of the wood work, it’s just that I enjoy getting things taken care of on the front end. Otherwise, it’s just an item on the To Do List. That is not to say waiting won’t help me obtain a more favorable deal, because it will. Chart activity will help in obtaining a publishing advance, which is sure to help me sustain myself as I transition to full time recording artist. I don’t think the regular buying public understands that songwriters and performers don’t get royalties sometimes for 9 months after a release. Even then, they trickle in depending on which foreign territory it is coming from. In some cases it can be years…so, this is why you see artists involved in endorsements and other projects…it’s because they have to find a way to derive income from other means while their music finds its natural place in the market.
Today I learned that the album insert for my physical CD will be finalized on Monday. So, still time to get it all printed up for the 2/22/10 release date, but we are in right under the wire! Many sites are already show the album in their music catalogue, like Amazonmp3.com, HMV.com, 7Digital.com – it’s really exciting to see it ready for the release date. But, wait we must. There are no pre-sales except in the United Kingdom. A special texting program is being set up so people can Text a secret word to a special number to pre-order the album! Can’t wait until those details are something I can announce to you!
James Weber, the photographer for my latest professional photos, sent me some retouching work he performed. Yes, it’s necessary. It’s amazing how a professional team can make such a difference in your photos! My makeup and hair person was Kim Baker, who has worked with such starts as Beyonce and Tom Cruise. My hair color was due to the fantastic work of Erik Ilizarov. of Jean Ferre Salon in New York City. The stylist who worked his magic was Wade Blackmon. It has all come together in the best set of photos in my musical career. I could not be more proud.
I’m reworking the liner notes for my album tonight. I do not want to leave anyone out but I have to say it’s really hard to determine all the people who have supported me the most in a project like my album. It’s not just the album, but a life long support of my musical pursuit. Friends, Family, Music Executives, Organizations…goodness The bottom line is I am extremely grateful. And, the world needs to know that.
I have a really fantastic secret project underway that involves the creation of my new artist logo, and Happy Hopscotch Design in Cornwall, England! I expect to be reporting on this secret logo project shortly! Thanks Sarah and Emma for being such pros!
I also have some major web programming taking place on my new artist Web site, designed by Happy Hopscotch. Rich Quick of Squizzle is busy behind the scenes making all this fantastic design work…you know, all the “Clever stuff!” Thanks Rich! The firm aims to have something up by next week! Fingers crossed.
Oh, I should mention I now have my first official Jennie Walker Fan Club on Facebook. I would love it if you would join! I have provided the link: Jennie Walker Fan Club.
Anyway..that is all for now…..Until tomorrow..