Analect One: Now on CD Baby

On Saturday October first my new CD (Analect One) finally went live on CD Baby. You can check it out by clicking on the album art below.


It will be available on Amazon.com and iTunes in the next month or so.

Lots of information about the CD, including lyrics, stories behind the songs, and videos of most of the songs are posted in the music section of this website.

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Pendleton Open Mic

On Thursday night I played the Open Mic put on by the City of Pendleton. I play it every month. It’s a fun group of people, and a nice low-key environment. The first seven months, they did it at a little theatre here in town, but The last couple of months they’ve done it on the green in front of Hamley’s. It draws a few more people and creates a little buzz, which is cool.

There weren’t a ton of artists there, so we all went through once, playing 3-4 songs, and then went around again. There was a guy there doing some stand-up, and after the first set, he asked if I’d get up there with him and just riff a little bit while he told some jokes. I was a little nervous about it, but it ended up being pretty fun.

On a mostly unrelated note, I think I’ve resolved the issues with the digital distribution of my new CD on CDBaby. I ended up having to re-load the information to their digital distribution, because the duplication order is actually a separate company (even though the website makes it seem like they’re all under one roof). Now I just need to wait to see how long it will take to get everything for sale.

I also ordered some digital download cards. Each card has a unique code that allows you to download the CD for free. I can sell the cards at a reduced rate at live shows, and folks can then download the music at a later date. They have the advantage of providing an immediate sale without the overhead of physical media. It will be interesting to see if anyone will buy them 🙂

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Working hard

Whew… Just spent most of the weekend putting together content for distribution.  I’ve got over a hundred songs recorded with varying levels of completeness, so I picked out 13 of them to put together in a collection (an analect) and ordered 100 CDs from CDBaby.

The frustrating thing is that CDBaby has a lot of different services, and they don’t seem very well coordinated.  I spent almost all day today putting together the CD artwork and music and getting formatted correctly and uploaded.  Then I went to the digital distribution section so that I could sell digital copies of the album and songs, only to discover that there doesn’t seem to be a link between the physical duplication service and the digital distribution service.  I sent in an email to ask for guidance, but I’m afraid that they’re just gonna tell me I’m out of luck, and need to reproduce everything in a slightly different format.

That would suck.

On a more positive note, here is the artwork for the CD:

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Slowly easing in…

I’ve been participating in the on-line community for a long time now (getting close to twenty years?), but I’m just getting going on trying to put together a cohesive on-line identity.   The main impetus for this is trying to share music with people.  Over the last year, I’ve been playing more and more live shows, and people have asked for recorded versions of various songs I’ve done.  I’ve got those files on my computer, and I sometimes point people to one of my YouTube sites, but I just figured it’s time to make this stuff easier to find.

What does that mean?  New accounts for everyone!!

  • A new website (this) that will serve as the central content repository
  • A new YouTube account (DanHaugMusic) for putting up videos of recordings, and other things that are better shared in an animated format.
  • A new twitter account (DanHaug_) for following my favorite tweeps and sharing cool content.
  • A new account on CDBaby to distribute and/or sell MP3 files

Is that it?

It seems like a lot of work, but I still haven’t picked the music I’m going to put up. My wife keeps making fun of me because, instead of starting with the music, the first thing I did when I setup this site was start making photo galleries. 🙂

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