Image via hipindetroit. Whether leaves are growing on or falling from trees, it's a good idea to look at the full year when you're planning to release an album. Because working a minimum of three months in advance is a must to meet media deadlines and help build awareness of the artist in advance of the release. One thing I never, ever, ever want to do for an emerging artist is schedule their album release in October. That is where an emerging indie band gets eaten alive, overlooked, and pushed aside for the established bands who will always take precedence. Come November, the tide turned and they were two thumbs up for giving us coverage. So how do you determine the best time to release your music? Here's my cheat sheet for emerging bands. This is a great month to release an album.
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When it comes to choosing a release date for your album, timing is everything. The wrong release date can condemn your album to a lifetime of obscurity, or at least force you into doing one of those "re-releases" down the line. Choosing a release date is an art, not a science, but there are some basics you need to consider before you set that record release date in stone.
All dates are for U. Release dates are subject to change, and often do. These albums do not yet have a firm release date, but are in various stages of development. If an artist appears multiple times, that means multiple albums by that artist are forthcoming. Essential Links. August Releases. Glass Animals. Jaga Jazzist. Jason Molina.
Music is an American record label founded by rapper Kanye West in John Legend , Common , and West were the label's initial artists. Common's Be , the label's second release, was the recipient of four Grammy Award nominations. I never asked to a label owner. Sony offered it to me, and I took it. But I can't be there when people are calling me to the studio to hear some music or approve clothes for a video. No disrespect to anybody, my focus is Graduation , I've got a hard enough time calling radio programmers and getting them to play "Can't Tell Me Nothing", a song that's connecting with people but that's only at 1, spins. There followed Kid Cudi , and manager Plain Pat.