MY FIRSt ALBUM
I recorded the tracks in studio in early 2017 and began mixing and producing my album throughout the Spring. I worked out the design concept with the brilliant artist, Doreen Tanaka. To complete the personal stamp, I took the photo myself. Once the edited tracks were complete, I commenced the creation of the entire package for the CD. I acquired the mechanical licenses for each song and prepared all the assets for production. To further enhance and round-out the launch, I put together my favorite songs for a series of two camera music videos.
GETTING THE WORD OUT
As with any new product, I strategized on when and how to market my new album. When I was cast in the network TV program, ABC's The Toy Box, I realized that that exposure would be the perfect platform to launch the album. I pushed hard during the television shoot that I was a jazz singer at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. I had heard that the show's host, Eric Stonestreet, was a jazz aficionado. He asked if I could scat on the show — and that sealed the deal on using the show to help implicitly launch my album. With a little press, and the airing of the show, fans sought me out online, via Google, my website, and social media, from Facebook to Twitter. Turned out to be a grand plan!
AMAZON CHART — BROADWAY & VOCALISTS
Calculated continuity and tenacious timing — that's what I attribute to the strong launch of my first album. Having had press on my appearance on ABC's The Toy Box, and then with the episode airing shortly thereafter, my album was discovered by fans of the show who saw me and heard me scat on the program with Modern Family star, Eric Stonestreet. I still get fan mail from those who saw me on the show. It was an ideal way to launch my first album!
Several journalists provided background information about me once I appeared on the show, The Toy Box. To my delight, because I have a domain with my name, and because I come up in search engines quite readily, my music material and background were accessible. The writer for 2 Paragraphs did an amazing job of connecting the musical dots!