we know everyone is anxious, we are too. Wayne is about to melt, I have been trying to pick up the slack and help him out, (it\'s a little outside of what I do, I am a music producer, not a record exec.) but I have been trying to put out sidefires, while Wayne jumps into the infernos.
This album has been 120 miles an hour from the start, I still have not recovered from two straight months of production and no sleep!, mostly because of the restrictions Ayla has had with idol (19e) and now the NCAA. This has made things incredibly hard on everyone on the team. Wayne\'s tough part of the job started where mine ended. The CD was mastered only 16 days ago, everyone has to remember this.
You don\'t just send out an mp3 to these digital companies and say "put it up now"
there is an incredible amount of work that has to go into this..tons, and tons of encoding....then it has to be sent there, and go through thier channels, it\'s not turn key....
Mike has done a great job of finding more places where the CD is available, this is because of Wayne, and the distribution Co. slowly these places will multiply.
there will be about 40 places online that the CD will appear for sale, we have to give it time.
The digital places will start to show up, please no one make any assumptions on when things will be up, we jumped the gun as well, because things looked promising, but this is how it goes. we are also fighting a multitude of CD\'s that were just released...Big Names...
There has also been another deal in the making, there were things that needed to be worked out, it kind of barred us from doing some of the things we wanted to, but for the good! in the next couple of days you will see a new logo on the top of Ayla\'s website, someone we are partnering with, that is going to bring this whole project MUCH success as far as getting Ayla\'s album out there. You will all understand when the logo shows up. This is great backing for Ayla!
Now for the tough news....
Right now Wayne is still at work, fighting another battle...he has to wait til 11:00 pm to fight the issue down to the wire with people from LA....at the eleventh hour 5:01 pm today, Billboard told us we were not eligible to chart, but still eligble for the soundscan chart,
because of the venue sales compared to the retail sales.
two members from soundscan and a friend of Wayne\'s at Billboard are fighting this battle as well. One of them got in a bit of trouble...
I am expecting the worst, that way if something happens and they pull this off it\'ll be a surprise.
The soundscan chart is still great though, so I am not disapointed, we know what we accomplished, and these sales will be added to all the upcoming sales.
Ayla will make it to the charts..... it most likely won\'t be this week. But it will be soon.... we don\'t need the chart.. would it be great...yes, but we don\'t need it.
Ayla\'s fan base is growing so rapidly, Kendawg sent me a great email with comments about forward sent to the station... it\'s all getting out there....
we don\'t need the chart...we\'ll take it when it comes though!!
We are asking everyone to be the great supporters you have been from the start..
before there was a even a notion of Ayla having an album......be paient and hang in there with Ayla....hang in there with us..
we all know what she is destined for...we all have put so much into this and we have been standing by her for this long....we can do it for a little while longer...
it\'ll blossom, I have no doubts at all....Ayla has a great CD here....what makes it great is not the music or the songs, but Ayla....she worked so hard to make this happen despite the restrictions and contracts....Ayla will be a star at what ever she wants to be a star at..... that\'s just Ayla. This is simply about making someone\'s dream come true. To create a CD with music she loves, and have something of her own, before other powers came into place that would not have allowed her to do so. (ncaa).....it\'s not about a chart, or money, or record sales.....it\'s for the love of just doing it...that is what always makes something great.....
OK, I am cutting Ayla\'s video from the big E, trying to get it done to post soon...
take care everyone,
By the way......Ayla made it to number 3, before they decided to bump her out..