desmond the Songwriter Sells His Music the Previous-Common Approach

by Howard Campbell

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Within the age of Spotify and Amazon Music, streaming is the best way to go if artists need to attain a large viewers. However there are some acts, like Jamaican desmond the songwriter, who nonetheless pitch their product the old school means.

The singer/songwriter has bought vinyl copies of his 2020 debut album, Happiness is Priceless, at file collector exhibits for the previous two years. The response has been so sturdy he has not let up.

desmond the Songwriter Sells His Music the Old-Fashioned Way
desmond the Songwriter

“After I launched my first album in 2020, I pressed 4000 CDs solely, and shortly thereafter I began getting requests from followers at exhibits and at file collector exhibits for vinyl information. I additionally observed that almost all file shops solely promote vinyl information and so I spotted then that if I needed to get into the shops I needed to carry vinyl information,” mentioned desmond the songwriter. “I made a decision to promote them independently as a result of once I contacted all the key distributors particularly those that specialised in reggae music, all of them informed me, ‘don’t name us, we’ll name you’. So I used to be left with no alternative however to promote it myself on to followers and to 174 shops throughout 48 states and 4 international locations.”

Happiness is Priceless has some credentials. It was named as one of many 50 albums of 2020 by the British journal, Pop. That type of acclaim has made it simpler for the Kingston-born artist to promote it to revered music business figures like Tom Lounges, proprietor of Tom Lounges Report Bin shops in Indiana and host of a well-liked radio present on NPR.

Record collector and Disc Jockey Tom Lounges with his vinyl copy of Happiness is Priceless, debut album by singer desmond the songwriter.
Report collector and Disc Jockey Tom Lounges together with his vinyl copy of Happiness is Priceless, debut album by singer desmond the songwriter.

In response to desmond the songwriter, he bought your entire preliminary inventory of 1,000 copies of Happiness is Priceless. There have been orders for an additional 1,000.

Among the exhibits he has shopped the album at are Keystone Report Collectors exhibits in Pennsylvania, the Lengthy Island Report Collectors Reveals and the Tarrytown Report Collectors Reveals.

Whereas streaming is the go-to platform for up to date acts, vinyl has been essentially the most resurgent format of the previous 10 years. Superstars resembling Adele, Drake and Taylor Swift have launched songs and albums on vinyl.

Given the favorable buzz for Happiness is Priceless, desmond the songwriter is contemplating placing One other Guess Coming, his second album, on vinyl.

“In the end, demand from followers will dictate what I do,” he mentioned.