RELEASING AN ALBUM

Releasing a new song or video album is not always easy as some people say. So many processes are involved. This is the reason some Albums are not selling… Because the production is not good or interesting.

 Releasing your music used to involve producing your own CDs, 7 or FB_IMG_1451756416723720812 inch singles and then beginning the process of getting these

records into the shops. But, today, the digital age has given even

the smallest label or newest artist the chance of releasing their

music and… maybe…. have a chart hit.

There are many things you need to get right to have a chance of

doing this, not least finding (or writing) a song, recording it

yourself, perhaps getting some plays on radio, and so on. But

there are many books and online guides to having a hit record.

We want to provide some key pointers to make sure that if you get

everything else right, and your music generates enough sales or

streams, you don’t miss out on your chance of chart glory.

There are a handful of simple steps to follow to make sure you are

entering the race:

  1. Registering a release – In short, you need to make sure your

products have the correct indentification codes (catalogue

number and barcode for physical releases on CD or vinyl, ISRC

for digital tracks, barcode for a digital bundle product (singles

& albums) and that these are registered with the correct

bodies. Details of how to do this are provided here: Registering

a release.

  1. Meeting the chart rules – before your product is registered,

you need to ensure your release complies with the UK’s Official

‘Chart Rules’. These are rules that apply to physical and digital

formats – unfortunately, if your release does not adhere to

these rules (which are agreed with the entertainment industry)

it will not be eligible for any of the published charts, although

Official Charts will still track sales of the product providing it

has been registered correctly. Full details are provided here:

Meeting the chart rules.

  1. The chart retailers – before your release is registered and you

are sure that it is going to be eligible for the charts, you need to

make sure it is being sold through a chart reporting retailer. In

practice, this isn’t a major issue, as long as you are selling

your music through a known retailer. You can have the

greatest record in the world, but if it is sold through a stall at a

car boot sale, it won’t be able to make the Official Charts.

Details are here: The chart retailers .

On top of all of this, of course, you need to sell enough music to

make the charts. Contrary to much myth, you currently need to sell

more music to make the Official Singles Charts than for many

years – the average Official Number 1 single has sold between

100,000 and 110,000 copies a week in 2013 and 2014, while you

have needed to sell 7,500 to 8,000 copies to make the top 40.

Likewise, you have had to sell around 60,000-plus copies to

become the Official Number 1 Album and sell 4,000 to 4,500 reach

number 40.

But there is no magic formula or special pointers we can give you

for this. It’s is over to you!

 

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About Doc Joesmart

Iam from Okobo L.G.A. Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Africa. Iam the second Son in the family of 5. Iam nice and God-fearing.

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