8/9/2008 10:17:14 AM
I'm thrilled! It's been a struggle and its not like I'll get any promotion, but if you search MICHAEL GUY on iTunes, my CD AugustOceanOverture will come up!
Apparently, since July my piano jazz/new age CD August Ocean Overture has been listed under pop jazz on iTunes. I submitted it to CDbaby's digital distribution in June. I am thrilled, although it will be tough going getting anyone to know it's there. Even I didn't download iTunes software until just last week. Than I decided to try it out and see if I was on there.
One good thing is iTunes & CDbaby ARE THE BEST PLACES TO DOWNLOAD MUSIC mp3's. I've been posting so many of my tracks around the net. It is really true that the quality of iTunes ripping process is superior. Also CDbaby has an equally good download quality and its a little cheaper per full Album Download.
As most people who used it know, all tracks at iTunes are .99 cents no matter what.
The GOOD THING about CDBABY is this: you can hear 2:00 of every track for free to decide what tracks you like or if you want to buy the CD.
Web Site: Michael Guy's CD August Ocean Overture
NOW for a NOTICE: DO NOT DOWNLOAD from my Amazon mp3 page (not likely many will) BUT I tested AMAZON'S new mp3 downloads and they are defective. The quality is not as good as iTunes and some of their mp3 tracks had skips.
IT WAS NOT MY CD TRACKS. THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY FINE ON THE OTHER SITES. Amazon needs to check their quality control of whoever does their ripping process!!
I will remove the links to amazon's mp3 page BUT it is perfectly good to buy the physical CD there.
THANK YOUs: A kind thank you to AD author/novelist Ron Hull for being the first to post a positive review on my iTunes page! Thanks Ron for the kind review and rating and for downloading a track or 2.
(Actually I later heard he downloaded the FULL CD! Wow: thanks that really helps my charting on the graph.
Ron says: "You're music would be so perfect for films, yet it's still real listening music." Thanks again and he says he doesn't necessarily like jazz.
PS: No more graphics on the CTI blog? I wanted to upload my CD label picture. - How to do graphics now?
Later, michael guy