Let’s make our own – or – bridging the gap!

We are selling more CDs than we are selling downloads and our ListeningLounge is ahead of the curve. That is not surprising. On the other hand we will be ready when the curve approaches! I get very excited when I see downloads purchased from exotic locations around the globe and have no doubt that this is the way we will buy all music in the not-so-distant future.

The other day we had a request for 25 CDs from a company and I started thinking. What if we could offer a couple of CD compilations using my own, Jon’s and Steve Stephen’s music from the ListeningLounge? What if we could manufacture any of these CDs overnight? What if we acquire a simple CD duplication/printing system that allows us to manufacture small runs of 50-100 CDs ourselves? You have a celebration and want every one of your guests to go home with a CD commemorating the event: we manufacture 100 CDs and ship them to you the next day…

Then I thought that this might be the perfect bridging-the-gap between CDs and downloads solution: we could manufacture Jon’s upcoming Transit2 and my next album ourselves in small batches…

We might have to come up with a “unique” packaging idea – something that makes our product stand out a little more and something that travels/ships better than the damned jewel case…

I imagine the little machine would run for several days in a row to manufacture all of the CDs for a tour – or we could burn CDs while we are on the road, even… We could manufacture CDs imprinted with the date, venue and city of the next concert – the perfect take-home memorabilia.