Posted on June 6, 2013
A question that I’ve been asked many times over the last couple months is “why are you starting a record label?” (sometimes followed by “aren’t you with another label?”)
This is a valid question, and one that often starts with a description of how the industry is supposed to works, followed by the way that it does work, followed by the way that commerce works, and then followed by what REB Records is about (how it’s different) and why I, along with BB Mayes, would be crazy enough to go on this path.
So today as I was going through the many things that need to get done this weekend for REB it struck me that it really is a lot of work; and I have no issue doing the work. Yes it takes time, maybe a couple beers, and go through the list. Here it is.
Set up new REB PayPal account
Uploads to Tunecore for new albums (mainly for internet radio stuff)
Pull albums from iTunes (we don’t want people paying $10 for .mp3 on iTunes and then finding it in .WAV quality for ‘pay what you want’ on rebrec.com)
Make cover art for remaining albums (5 albums)
Print all receipts / payments and notate, scan and send to Tony (accountant)
Create Excel sheet for Initial investment receipts
Re-Do Google drive hirearchy
Order video editing hard drive (probably firewire 800 or USB 3.0 – right now running off of internal drive)
Order back up hard drive for video editing
Call credit card company to get the 2nd card up and running
Email Amy L. with thoughts on the artwork for Theft to the Gallows
Mix Murder Book again (Version 23)
That’s about it, as well as grading final papers (I teach in an Audio Production at an arts college) and practice trumpet, and go out of town to run a 5k beer run in Milwaukee.
It’s going to be a sweet weekend.