Different storage devices are in use today. There are many devices that can be used to transfer files too. Pen drives have made the job really easy for one and all. However, the popularity of discs still remains intact mainly because it is one of the most secure storage devices available today. The portable hard drives and pen drives can help to share media content but chances of data loss are quite high. This is different when it comes to DVDs and CDs. If you can protect these discs from scratches, you will be able to keep your files safe for long.
You could do all of it yourself. So lets say you’ve got the album done with the digital files ready to be distributed. Being in business for yourself, you want to control the price and availability of your album. You could hire a web designer to build you a website that includes a secure shopping cart with a secure downloader. The one problem with that: it will cost you at least $10,000…and possibly even $30,000. That could have been more than you spent on the production of your album!
I am aware of what’s going through your mind at this moment. What is the difference between replication and duplication? It’s actually quite simple. And not only can it be quality of the product that you have to be concerned with but also the economy. Which is far more affordable?
No doubt, time is other most important aspect that you need to consider while thinking about your media duplication. It is a well-known fact that cd duplication process is of huge time consumption. At home with your standard computer normally you can copy one or two discs at a time. But, as you want to promote your music at a great scale, you would need to duplicate the discs in bulk. When it comes to the dvd duplication company, it uses high quality of automated disc duplicators that have ability to produce thousands of discs within a short time of period. Moreover, it also ensures you to make the final product ready including the services like printing and packaging within few days.
For digital distribution there is iTunes, but guess what, it’s not that simple. In order for you, the independent artist to be sold on iTunes, you’ll need to submit your music through a digital middle man. A popular choice for this is CD Baby; they’ll submit your music for you, but they’ll do it for a fee and they can’t even tell you if it was successful or not. You can’t set your own price, and if you want to update or change something, you’ll have to go through the whole process all over again. And when it comes to payment, you’ll get a check semi-annually. Hope you weren’t waiting to pay bills with that.
There are a great deal of resources available online to spread the word about your music and sell your music e.g. chat rooms, websites, podcasts, music communities, online music stores. This gives you an opportunity to get your music in front of a very captive audience ready to listen to your music, provide feedback, and buy your music.
Now, the choice lies with you. You can choose what fits your needs and budgets the best. There are hundreds of CD Duplication/Replication service providers in the market. So, it’s easy to find one for your needs. However, you need to ensure that you are hiring an experienced, professional company and not a new-entrant in the industry. Getting services from a professional ensures that you’ll get the full value of your money.
So, do your research to find the best deals out there. Once you find the company that’s right for you, it becomes real easy to do another run of CD’s or get through a new project with very little hassle or questions.