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MK Exposure thru CD sales vs. Live Concerts (20) RE: Exposure thru CD sales vs. Live Concerts 20 Nov 00

Whistle Stop and Matt,
Wise words to be sure. In answer to Whistle Stop, you've nailed it exactly. My goal is NOT for any type of a broad commerical CD release. I understand the importance of getting out there and performing live, in order to get your name out there and develop a following which would lead to CD sales and exposure. That however is not something I want nor plan to do (-performing live for the reasons stated in my second response in this thread.) Rather, I thought that if I did do some sort of a CD, I could make it available to friends and peers that know me, if there was an interest expressed by them in having a sample of my playing. That's really it. I just wanted to explore the notion of how much exposure can actually be generated via "word of mouth"....and the answers here tell me obviously not a whole heck of a lot if you're not out performing somewhere. How are people supposed to find out about you, if you're not out there performing / marketing your talents.

"Don't go thinking 'cause you play folk that you're something special". I appreciate your honesty and, the reality check.

Thanks guys, and to all that offered advice to my initial query in this thread. I understand much better now about all the angles of the "process".

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