JabunAudio has a new custom web domain: "JabunAudio.com", some more web updates, working on a Patreon page, entering a cool Fender competition + downtime & no blog post next week!
Hello everyone and hope you've had a great time since the last blog post! It's been a super busy week here, not working on music, but instead working on admin stuff and getting things all set up for another kickass year for JabunAudio before I head off at the end of the week for some (hopefully relaxing) downtime. Lots of things to tell so let's get straight to it!
First of all after almost 4 years of running this site, JabunAudio finally has its own custom domain name: JabunAudio.com! For those of you who are used to heading to jabunaudio.weebly.com, don't worry about changing your habits as the old address will automatically forward to this new one. I've also been in the process of securing a custom email @jabunaudio.com, but due to some tech support mishaps, that's been delayed and I'm waiting for things to be reset before I can try again. Again feel free to continue using my older email addresses, as I'll still be using them for the foreseeable future!
On top of the new web domain name, I've taken some time to spice up the Home Page of the JabunAudio website! As well as all the previous things, you can now find the mastering demo reels as well as testimonials from long term collaborators and clients (more on the Press Page) and JabunAudio's mastering Philosophy "Making dynamic, clean and punchy masters that'll encourage people to turn up your music, rather than turn it down". It is my hope that by having the home page equipped with everything you might need, potential clients will be able to assess whether JabunAudio is right for them in the quickest and most efficient manner. And speaking of efficiency, I also took the liberty this week to update all my various social media accounts to better reflect the JabunAudio brand (as well as adding the new website). That took a while...
Onto the next piece of news this week, I've also finally signed up for Patreon and have been busy at work setting up all the information on that account. I was hoping to get the page launched this week, but the task was a fair bit more complicated than I estimated and instead of rushing it, I'll wait until after I get back at the end of the month to finish it off. For those who don't know, Patreon is a funding platform where patrons can pay a monthly subscription to support a creator in exchange for various rewards. In my case, the Patreon page is not for JabunAudio itself, but to help support me in pursuing my own original music projects (Better Than The Book, my music as Jabun, as well as larger collaborations), so I can continue to create new and original music without having to worry about the monetary pressures from taking time away from client work. In exchange for contributing, I'll be offering various rewards including music downloads (including various Patreon exclusives), behind the scenes photos, never before released demos and work in progress versions, and even monthly mentoring sessions (at a discounted rate compared to my similar services at JabunAudio). My goal is that with Patreon and your support, Better Than The Book, Jabun and my other music projects will eventually be able to fund themselves (rather than being completely self-funded as has been the case for the past 6 years), meaning I'll be able to focus more on creating, as well as be able to produce some of the many things people are asking for but I simply can't afford on my own such as CD manufacture and merchandise, as well as later down the line music videos, vinyl pressings and even possibly touring! I'm aiming to get the page up and running early May, and will provide more details when I can. If you're interested in helping me or have any requests for rewards and other things, please let me know and I'll do my best to help. Thanks so much for your support.
Lastly this week, something a little different and fun! For months now I've had a tab pinned in Google Chrome for the Fender Original Contest, a competition about expressing your individuality and love for Fender instruments! It's not really work related at all, but I thought it'd be fun to share with you my entry, a handwritten account (+ photo) of how I found my trusty Jaguar guitar "Burnie Al Dente", which as it so happens, I bought exactly 1 year ago today as I write this (Wednesday)! I hope you enjoy it, and as well as that, I hope the judges enjoy it too, as the prizes include a trip for 2 to the Fender Factory in California, VIP tickets to a concert in Los Angeles, and getting to take home your very own brand new guitar or bass from the 2018 Fender Original collection! Wish me luck and I hope you enjoy the story of how I met Burnie Al Dente, my trusty Jaguar! (Pro-tip: Open the image in a new tab so you can zoom in for better resolution)
And that about wraps things up for this week! As mentioned previously, JabunAudio will be closed from April 20th to April 30th, and as such there will be no blog post next week either. Hope you don't miss me too much, and when I return I aim to get that Patreon page published, custom email (amongst other things) sorted, and get started recording vocals for the upcoming Better Than The Book album! Exciting times. Until then, I hope you have a great few weeks whatever you get up and thanks as always for reading and supporting JabunAudio and my various music projects. Take care!
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