I thought it would be a nice idea if all of the ladies here on jazz network contributed one song toward a volume compilation CD. As done on other sites, this CD could be used for charity purposes. What do you think?
Hey Ladies, the CD compilations are in the works, will be fine tuning them as we go along, there are so many to be done, but there will be a Jazz Vocalist on in the "ladies" catagory. Willl keep you posted!
Great, Jaijai! Here are some thoughts of mine for making it work. I love the charity idea. Do you have one in mind? I'd like to suggest a charity to help homeless women get back on their feet. I can't see there being any controversey over that as a cause ;)
We could all help to promote it on our respective sites and have these link back to here where you could have the songs for sale by download. As far as a physical CD, those are becoming harder and harder to sell. I suggest the production of just a minimum amount of say 500 for mostly promotion to radio stations. The medium of the vinyl record is experiencing a kind of Renaissance now, especially with audiophiles and classical/jazz officianadoes, so 1,000 actual records might be the way to go.
The songs will need to be mastered to all sound at about the same level. i'd like to volunteer to do that whether I am chosen to be part of the comp as an artist or not. I do this using an Italian program called "T-racks" and it's worked beautifully for other artists as well as on my own material. Keep me in mind. I'd be happy to donate this service to the project.
Best wishes for this great new endeavor and all that you do!
The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
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