The start on month 3 aka the month I release the first proper track. It’s going to be different to the stuff I have been doing purely for YouTube. This week has been all about consolidating everything in order to ensure everything is ready in time for the release. I feel like I could of been better organised overall for this release but I guess I am just out of practice. Thankfully Ellie at the PR company that is managing the release is super on the ball and has kept me right!
Here is what I have been doing;

Sunday- Day 57

Activities:

  • Spent the whole day looking at vans because i want to get a new one before I start playing live again. Something like a Mercedes Citan.

Results:

  • Twitter followers- 377
  • Youtube video 3- 4432
  • Youtube Subscribers- 14

Monday- Day 58

Activities:

  • Set up a new Soundcloud ready for the release.

Results:

  • Twitter followers- 376
  • Youtube video 3- 4616
  • Youtube Subscribers- 14

Tuesday- Day 59

Activities:

  • Applied for AWAL to see if they would deal with the distribution. I had very little evidence that I was a viable punt for them as this is the first release but I just risked it for a biscuit. I just thought if they turn me down then I will try someone else and if all else fails I will just use Tunecore or someone like that.

Results:

  • Twitter followers- 376
  • Youtube video 3- 4801
  • Youtube Subscribers- 14

Wednesday- Day 60

  • Got accepted by AWAL! wew wew wew!!! This was a nice surprise and a massive win early doors.
  • Pestered Joe for some artwork as I needed this to set up the distribution and Ellie was asking for it as well.

Results:

  • Twitter followers- 371
  • Youtube video 3- 4990
  • Youtube Subscribers- 15

Thursday- Day 61

Activities:

  • Joe wanted me to go to the pub to get a photo for the artwork. I gladly accepted this task.
  • I took a load of photos and sent them to him.
  • There was an old man in the pub playing a home made washboard. Naturally, all I want to do now is make one!

Results:

  • Twitter followers- 373
  • Youtube video 3- 5232
  • Youtube Subscribers- 15

Friday- Day 62

Activities:

  • Joe sent me the artwork he had come up with and I ran it through some stuff in Lightroom to give it a film feel to tie in with the image I have gone for for this project.

Results:

  • Twitter followers- 370
  • Youtube video 3- 5479
  • Youtube Subscribers- 15

Saturday- Day 63

Activities:

  • Uploaded everything I had done this week for Ellie at the PR company.
  • Now I had the artwork I could upload to AWAL and I set a distribution date (which they still need to confirm).

Results:

  • Twitter followers- 370
  • Youtube video 3- 5644
  • Youtube Subscribers- 15

Summary:

I am almost in a position where I can begin to relax and enjoy the build up to the release. My social media is suffering at the minute as I am concentrating so much on the release. It is a really unrealistic expectation to keep everything balanced when you are working on your own. Things such as social media take a lot of time to manage and in an ideal situation would have someone dedicated just to them. I should maybe look into scheduled posts and programs that manage all my social media from one hub.

Social media aside though it is great to think that in two months I have been so productive and consistent with the blog and just my work ethic. It is really easy to put music second when you have a busy life outside of it and by just making an hour a day and dedicating a bit of budget to it, I am really enjoying it again and doing cool things. Thanks to everyone who has supported it so far!