I just finished submitting my songs to CD Baby and therefore iTunes so my songs will be available for download in the next week or so! A woo and a hoo! But right after posting, I had an impassioned plea from a Twitter follower to release a physical c.d. - which I'm not 100% sure I'm doing.
So, what do you all think? I've copied a paragraph I had written around a year ago when I was first planning to do the album that mentions some of the pros and cons.
The pros to digital only are pretty easy to see- more ecofriendly, less expensive, no concern about storage (the CDs from my first album are taking up prime real estate in my closet), the vast majority of my sales have been digital anyway, easier to track sales and, well, those are pretty much the pros. The cons to digital only are that I couldn't sell them at shows, there are audience members who really aren't into the whole digital music thing and I wouldn't get to have a pretty CD cover and insert. Sigh.
So, my faithful readers/listeners, what is your take? Where you stand on this polarizing issue?