Introducing the JabunAudio Music Production Article Archive, scheduled downtime, some updates and reminders + setting and reflecting on some goals!
Hi everyone and hope you're having a great start to April (and weren't caught out by too many April Fools' pranks)! It's been a busy week for me cutting the final master exports for the upcoming Better Than The Book - Hopes and Dreams album and finishing off the cover artwork, as well as helping sort out some more super exciting things for the release, along with the less exciting admin side of things too! A quick reminder that there aren't any new Patreon rewards going out this week, but more great stuff will be coming very soon when the album is complete and that any new patrons will still gain access to all the previous rewards for their tiers when they sign up too (www.patreon.com/NickStanding). In the mean time, I still have some exciting news to share with you at the beginning of this month, so let's get straight to it!
Firstly this week, it's the beginning of the month which means I've just sent out another JabunAudio music production newsletter. There's no new topic to discuss this time, but instead I have a special announcement for you! As many of you already know, over the past year I've been sending out this monthly music production article to those who have signed up on the JabunAudio homepage and the series so far has covered many topics ranging from mastering, my favourite genres of pop-punk and ska-punk, to many more tips and discussions which can be applied to almost any genre of music. In this final newsletter (for now at least), I'm proud to introduce the JabunAudio Music Production Article Archives, a collection of all the articles from this series in an exclusive hidden section of this website. You can sign up for free on the JabunAudio homepage to get all the access and I hope you enjoy reading them if you haven't already. For those of you who've been keeping up with it over the past year (or if you've just signed up and read through), which was your favorite article? I hope to get back to the series at some point in the future, but for now I'll be taking a bit of a break to concentrate on other things and gather more ideas. Thanks for all the support!
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Next this week, a heads up for some seasonal downtime. JabunAudio will be closed for the Easter break from Thursday 18th April to Monday 29th April, during which I will be unable to carry out any audio work. Any communications during this period may also receive delayed responses, though feel free to message me and I'll get to any messages by Monday 29th April. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience, and I look forward to working with you when I get back! Of course the blog post will be on hiatus during that period too meaning the last blog post before the break will be on Thursday 18th April before a 1 week break and returning on Thursday 2nd May! Hope you don't miss me too much and I look forward to sharing more music with you all when I get back!
Finally this week, as is the monthly tradition, let's look back at March's goals and set some more for April. Here's what we had for March:
1) Finish the audio for the Hopes and Dreams BTTB album
2) Finish the artwork for the Hopes and Dreams BTTB album
So I can't quite yet say that these are done, but they're teetering over the edge of competition! The master WAVs for the album have been exported and are just awaiting final approval from a few trusted ears, and it's a similar case for the artwork. The album is essentially complete, though, literally a tickbox of approval away! With that said let's set some new targets for April! I'll not bother re-setting the ones above since they'll be included in some of the new goals:
1) Complete my tax return
2) Renew the JabunAudio website (name and service provider)
3) Finish the album as a product and get all preparations finished for the release
4) Prep a Patreon post for when I'm away
April is always a busy month with the start of the new tax year, my birthday and (most years) Easter as well, so it's looking to be a busy one as usual. The first 2 goals should be fairly easy admin tasks to complete, and similarly 4) should be easy to sort out too. 3) will be the most difficult as on top of the album being finished audio+art-wise, there's also the mp3s to convert and tag, some other exciting stuff to finish though I'll keep that a secret for the moment, a press photo shoot to organise and edit, pre-orders to set up, ISRC + UPC registrations to make, and much liaising with PR people to do; it's going to be super busy, especially since I'm not here for much of the month! The aim is to be all prepared to release the album to the early pigeons ($5+ tier) on Patreon before I head off, then have all the preparations made ready to release the lead single and launch pre-orders in May. We'll see how it all goes!
That about wraps things up for this week! No doubt this coming week for me is going to be filled with admin work and finishing off the album as a product, but we'll see where else the wind takes me. Until next time, I hope you have a great week and thanks as always for supporting Better Than The Book, JabunAudio and my various projects! Take care and see you in the next post!
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