All - I'm currently finishing up a new CD, and am after some recommendations on CD duplication/replication firms that you have used, alternate packaging ideas that might have worked particularly well for you, and any experiences of sites like Ditto Music/Tune Core etc.
I'd also love to hear of anything that hasn't worked - things to avoid if you like...
I think a worship release works a little differently than a secular release - anyone had experience of mp3/itunes release working well with no physical product (CD) produced?
My first release was done by a private company (Crystal Audio) but I think the guy used DiskMakers for the CD duplication. I have been on their mailing list ever since. They have come up with some good alt packaging options and others who have used it in the years since I did mine have been pleased.
For distribution, I used CDBaby.com. Back then they required 4 physical copies but I think you can submit purely digital files as well. They post digital downloads not only on their own site but also on iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon and a couple of others. They also have a dashboard on their site where you can track which service is selling and what tracks are selling.
Thanks David - I ended up releasing through Ditto Music into iTunes etc, which has worked well, all the best, Jonny