I was listening to a local radio show, WXLZ 107.3 and Bobby Smallwood mentioned something about a Christian Sing Along coming up this week at one of the local Churches in my area, during his Tradeswind show. This was being done to help out a family that just lost a loved one and needed help with the funeral arrangements. We have many Churches in our area that have been effected by COVID – 19.
Some have closed their doors due to financial reasons, because Members have passed away or are staying home due to this illness. I would like to offer my services to help any Church in my surrounding area in the following way. I use what is called a portable recording studio. I use a Behringer X32 Digital Mixer with the S16 Stage Box for remote recording as well as inside my recording studio.
This allows me to record up to 32 separate tracks while at the same time proving 16 XLR outputs for stage or In Ear Monitors. I can run live sound reinforcement using four 1500 watt speakers if needed, while applying eight racks of digital effects such as EQ, Reverb, Delay, Multi Band Compression, etc.
Once everything is recorded I will mix and master the audio and upload it to CD Baby. This is the company I have an account with and use to produce the actual CDs. My cost is around $165 per 100 CDs. This is the process. After I upload the audio, I will pay the approximately $210.00 up front. Once the CDs are delivered, I will bring them to your Church for you to sell. On average, most Members, their friends and family will pay around $12 per CD. Once I am reimbursed my $210.00, that will leave your Church a profit of roughly $1,010.00 for the first 100 CD order and close to $1,210 for the second 100 CD order.
Any audio recorded must be either original or found in the public domain. Simply put, the audio can not have any copyrights attached to them. There are thousands of Gospel songs in the public domain to choose from. If you have ever wondered why up and coming Country singers just starting out, record the same Christmas Carols as everyone else does, it is because these songs are found in the public domain and are copyright free. If you would line to see some of these Gospel songs found in the public domain, please click here.
Cover Art is required for any CDs produced by CD Baby, as well as any streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, TikTok, Amazon, Pandora as well as many others. I will explain this later. I have found that the best cover art is a picture of the Church the Gospel Jamboree will be held at, and the best way to get your youth involved, is to have them take the picture. Any smart phone will get the job done with spectacular results.
RETAINING YOUR RIGHTS
D & L Recording LLC, danatucker.com nor Dana Tucker will posses the sole rights over any music, audio or cover art recorded at said Gospel Jamboree.
AUDIO DOWNLOAD RIGHTS
Anyone associated with the actual hosting, singing or playing of instruments, will have the right to use their own material for the purposes of charging a fee for anyone who may wish to download their audio from their website, professional streaming services or their social media sites. Dana Tucker nor D & L Recording LLC will have any such rights to sell any audio or cover art from danatucker.com or any social media accounts associated with Dana Tucker or D & L Recording LLC.
One last thing. If you have a website, you can sell this same audio as a complete digital download, or song by song, without even purchasing the CD package. It is very simple to do. All you need is a website, a PayPal account and a bank account. If someone is on your website and likes what they hear, they simply click the “Buy Now” button, fill in their information and after they have submitted their payment, they will automatically be redirected to your encrypted download link. You will get a email from PayPal, letting you know someone just paid you money while you were sleeping.
If you think this is something you would like to pursue, please contact me and we can go over the details. In the meantime, you can check out the lovely voice of Shara Harris below. This was recorded back in the late 90’s, using the same process I just described to you.