JOIN ME ON USTREAM TUESDAY, MAY 18TH 2010, FOR A LIVE DISCUSSION ABOUT MY NEW ALBUM,
“THE OBAMA MILLI REMIX GUY STRIKES BACK!”
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As you can see from the big-@$$ advertisement that sits above this sentence, my NEW album, “The Obama Milli Remix Guy Strikes Back,” is coming out on June 8th.

Ideally, I would LIKE for the album to show up at iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon, and other retail outlets on the same day.  However, it’s very well possible that the album could end up at those stores either BEFORE that date, or afterward.

The service that I use to get my songs to iTunes – Tunecore – gives a list of what online retailers they send your music to, as well as how long it takes for each site to actually have your songs LIVE in their system.  The amount of time it takes for each store to post up your song can vary from “a very, very short amount of time” to “dang near forever” before your songs go up.

Amazingly, this can actually be true of the SAME retail store.  For example: I’ve sent songs/albums to iTunes where it took the song dang near 3 to 4 weeks to post up, while at other times it only took a matter of 3 to 4 DAYS.

This is the only part of using an online service that is frustrating.  It would be ideal for me to be able to have an album done, send it to Tunecore and say “Hey, make sure this album posts up on June 8th.”  However, I’m sure they have to go through all the songs and listen for various items (explicit content, type of music, any obvious samples) as do the various online stores before they can post it up.

With that said, the album will still be coming out on June 8th.  I have other stores and online sites I can use to GUARANTEE that my album gets posted on that date, and I can post those links at this site.  Hopefully, though, those online stores will be swift enough with my music to post it up by the release date, if not sooner. 🙂

-A.P.T.

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