[JPL] Distribution through Cdbaby

TomtheJazzman tomthejazzman at embarqmail.com
Fri Sep 19 13:37:58 EDT 2008

A point of clarification.  You can post your own releases and dates 
YOURSELF at JazzWeek to make sure they are included in the weekly 
JazzBlast.  You can even go back an alter the dates if they  change.  
BUT, first you have to know about this service and the process.  ALOHA  Tom

Lloyd Townsend, Jr. wrote:
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> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Hey, gang:
> Just going through some older mail, and ran across this one about new 
> release listings -- so I thought I'd check to see what Imaginary 
> Records (my own little label) had released since Jan 2000.
> Nothing.  Nada.
> Even though I've actually released a grand total of four titles in 
> that time (I know, I'm flooding the market...).
> Of course, since we have no real distribution (except what North 
> Country offers), we're not likely to turn up in any release 
> databases.  And that's going to be a problem with LOTS of tiny, 
> independent releases.  Yes, I do send new release notices to a fairly 
> long list, and review copies to a much longer list.  I'm pretty sure 
> nearly all of you are on the list!
> Heck, it's hard enough to get a new title listed on Amazon, without 
> signing up as a "pro merchant" for $40/month.  I had to wait for some 
> larger retailer -- selling a promo copy -- to get my latest release 
> listed; Amazon somehow "deleted" the title from their database when I 
> sent them the release info, and wouldn't change it when I wrote to 
> inquire.  Yes, they actually told me the title had been DELETED!  If I 
> sold anything through Amazon, it might be worth signing up as a "pro" 
> -- but in three or four years as an Amazon (amateur) merchant, I've 
> sold a grand total of ONE copy of ONE title in my catalog.
> That title -- and most of the rest in my catalog -- ARE on CDbaby, by 
> the way; listed by the artists themselves.
> At least Muze (usually) gets my releases in their database.
> Off the rantbox and back to going through the inbox...
> Lloyd Townsend
> Prop., Imaginary Records
> jazz at imaginaryrecords.com
> On Mar 22, 2008, at 7:02 AM, Jazz Promo Services wrote:
>> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>> BTW...If you want to get a good idea just what's being released here's a
>> good resource:
>> http://www.narm.com/releases/
>> You can sort by release date, genre, distributor, Label, Artist, etc.
>> -- 
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