I wrote my
first song in 1989 (Good Night, My Children).
I recorded From the Heart, a 58 minute CD with a total of
23 tracks, in March 2001, and a master
CD-R was created in April 2001. Some friends (see "thank
yous" below) helped by doing several technical aspects (i.e., recording/mixing
work); however, the music (lyrics/vocals/guitar) and cover art/insert
concepts are all my own work.
Back then, the original plan was to just distribute CD-R's
burned on the computer. However, technology at that
point would not guarantee a CD player could play a
burned CD-R copy. Since
I could not guarantee that the burned CD-R
would play in a player, I decided that I could
not attempt to mass market/sell any physical CDs unless they
were professionally replicated. Ultimately,
that did not happen.
Some of the streaming sites I joined allowed the selling of the content,
but that never amounted to much.
Fast-forward to 2019, after joining NumberOneMusic.com and having some fans
react positively to music, I searched for current [re-]distribution options.
I found/chose a distributor, so the [digital] CD is now available on various sites
(Amazon Music, Google Play, Apple Music, Spotify, and others).